Always think if you like a ski with a demo binding on it, you’ll love it with a real binding on it.Found a great price on the Ruster 10 on Teton and bought them. I instantly knew I liked the ski right from the start today. I skied lots of ice, plenty of blown snow, smaller jumps on at the terrain park, and all with good results.
I never said the Enforcer 100 was a bad ski. The thing was a speed demon, no question about it. Much more stable/faster than the Rustler. It's just not my skiing style. If I primarily skied out west, things would be different with type of ski/size. I like tight trees, tight bumps, and skinny, New England old school style trails. The Rustler is built for quickness, has nice pop, and feels very lively. The Enforcer, for me, was more of a ski that wanted to do everything FAST. And that is wonderful, if that's you're style
And yes, the demo bindings suck; they will be happy to get some new Grifs on them.
Any recommendations on where to mount bindings on these things?
Just switching the demo bindings out will gain you a lighter, more playful ski that will be able to naturally flex more due to the shorter toe/heel binding tracks. Tails are very forgiving on the 180cm Rustler 10 and it’s almost a symmetrical flex on that ski.
The factory rec line is where I’d stay on the 180cm Rustler 10. It has good balance in the air, pivotability in tight spots and playfulness at the factory line. Moving back doesn’t gain much stability on that ski and sacrifices other things.