So far so good!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I was skeptical of the Baron because of more plastic in the construction and inability to run a high din. I also have a set of 2010 Dukes and there really isn't any difference in performance between the two. The baron does feel a tad lighter on the up and has great performance on the way down. If you are a lighter skier (I'm 135 lbs for reference) looking to save a few pennies over the duke then this binding is a great option. These bindings make a great sidecountry binding, but I do long slogs on them too.