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Kneebinding Knee Friendly Binding Reviews

Positive Reviews


On Slope Performance of Kneebindings


Pros: Prevents Injuries while Providing High Performance

I am an expert skier and have skied the past 19 of my 33 ski days so far this 2008/9 season on Kneebindings in NH (mostly WV). I have had NO pre-releases skiing all terrain in all conditions at normal DIN settings. I did have one bad collision on steep terrain (hit from behind) in which I was very briefly knocked unconscious, and both of my skis released properly and the brakes worked very well keeping my skis nearby. My injuries were just bumps and bruises from the physical contact, a chipped tooth, and a very slight concussion (thankfully I was wearing a helmet). After a couple minutes I skied away from this shunt, and continued skiing that day. I had NO knee injuries or bone breaks. My...
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Giving them another chance


Pros: Love the concept

I just purchased these.....they were mounted wrong for my first trial. I am going to be trying them out again next week after having them mounted correctly. I have a reconstructed knee so am anxious to see how I ski on them

two thumbs up


Pros: protects knees

Cons: price

I bought a pair of the Knee Bindings last spring, but didn't ski on them until December 2009.  I have them mounted on a pair of Fischer Zeals with an 84 inch waist.  They do have the newer AFD devices that Knee Binding shipped out this fall.  I've been skiing in Colorado and California with them this season, mainly on blue and single black diamond terrain, including ungroomed powder and crud.  I haven't had any trouble with prereleasing or losing AFDs.  They did release in the one spectacular tumble I took on KT-22 at Squaw Valley, so it seems like they are functioning as planned.  I've never had an ACL injury so I bought them more as a safety precaution, since I'm the target demographic...
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Great product/concept


Pros: Cost of binding is worth saving knees

Cons: Tough to know if it really works unless you have the type of fall that causes ACL tears

I bought the carbon fiber bindings. So far, so good. I experienced no pre-releases. It takes a little getting used to stepping into the bindings. Otherwise worth the cost.



Pros: Safety, reliability, durability

Being a Vermonter with a bad knee I heard here and there some buzz about knee bindings, but I'm also a post college ski bum, so the $350 price tag deterred me for quite some time. It wasn't until I moved out to Big Sky that I found one of the local shops out here was literally giving these bindings away for something like 125 dollars.  The bindings themselves are pretty heavy and fairly unattractive but for that price and the possible prevention of yet another ACL tear, I figured I didn't have much to lose and purchased the women specific binding. This is the first gear review I have ever written-- that's how much I think these bindings are worth mentioning. I...
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Knee Binding Fan


Pros: Work and feel well.

Cons: A touch spendy.

I am a 41 year old former VI level skier, who is now more worried about knees and overall health than big air. That said, I love steep terrain and high-speed on piste skiing. I bought these bindings last year with a new set of Mantras. I love the ski and binding combination. The bindings are sold, easy entry. I've skied maybe 20 days on the set and have nothing but good to say about stability and function. The DINs are set at a 6 and I've never had an unwanted release (5-10" 180lbs). I have had one funky fall where the lateral release worked to release my ski sideways. Although I doubt it was a knee-saving release, the mechanism and feel of the release were new to me and it made...
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Very Glad I'm on them


Pros: As good as any other binding, plus knee protection

Cons: Hard to find

Mounted these on my Gotamas. After a knee injury I switched to snowboarding thinking it would be safer. Now after 4 years, I'm returning to skiing because of these bindings. They give me to confidence to hit it hard again and I couldn't be happier. Because of my nervousness I'm set to a type II skier DIN and although I'm skiing fairly aggressively in all conditions and all mountain, I haven't had an unexpected release yet. Stepping into them feels positive and just like any other binding I've skied. They ski exactly like the markers I had on the demo Gotatmas. So really there seems to be no sacrifice for these bindings. Plus I like supporting the small company here. Marker sales...
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2 Knee Bindings - so far so great.


Pros: simple, works, no pre-release, stable

Cons: brake width

Just put Carbon Knee Bindings on a pair of Gotamas and a pair of Kastle FX84.  Quick review - I have 4 days of testing and then riding after purchase.   Operation: These are Left/Right so you need to note when stepping into ski. In all other respects they seem like other bindings. I have had two releases - one normal when I caught an edge.  release was quick and smooth. seemed about right.  The second was a strange side hit to a mogul when I fell tot he side - the foot came out in the "knee binding release" that allows horizontal release of the foot to protect the ACL.  Not sure if I would have had an injury without this release or not,...
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