Awesome binding. Fks's are better for smaller wasted skis or if you know how to bend those brakes. A little bit heavy, but you get used to it. Scary heel piece, just don't land too far back seat. Best control you can get out of a binding. The non-pivot heel piece is pretty good, but not as nice as the fks pivot style.
Bottom line: If you need a binding to fit a wide ski or just can't get your hands on a pair of fks's these will work just fine.
These bindings are solid. I'm sure they'll last for for a long time to come. They're mostly metal, which makes them really heavy, but you get used to them after a while. The control you have with this binding is excellent. The solid heel and toes pieces don't move on you at all. There is a really close connection with the ski which is great for spinning and precise control.
I don't really like the heel piece for a number of reasons. 1) It's much heavier than the fks's heel piece. 2) It's too long and dick shaped and I have taken it up the butt a few too many times. 3) The lack of a pivot heel is disapointing, but not all that bad.
pros: will out last your skis
close connection to ski
changable brakes availible in different sizes
I got mine for $180 off Backcountry. For a binding that will last you a long time, it is worth it.
These bindings release whenever they should. They've never released when they shouldn't have. I like the pivot heel on the fks's a lot more, but these are pretty good too.
Bombproof. They will last much longer than your park skis. You won't bust your brakes because you won't have to bend them, unlike with your fks's. Again: mostly metal = solid and heavy