Since there is so much good discussion about knee issues in the KB thread, I thought I'd throw this out for discussion now, but separately from that thread. It has always been my suspicion that large amounts of forward lean expose the knee to a greater chance of injury and that less lean and a slightly lower rear boot cuffs felt safer. Among other reasons, this was one reason I continued to ski in telemark boots for a long time, while making mostly parallel turns. The more forward boots also made my alignment so messed up that I was completely out of balance. Does anyone else feel this way or have any evidence to support or refute this feeling?
Also, now that most boots (including Tecnica and Lange, the last holdouts) are more upright. does anyone think knee injury rates
will decrease as skiers switch over?
PS I don't mean to take anything away from KneeBinding as I think what they are trying to do makes sense and it took guts to take such a risky business gamble bringing a new binding to a very competive market.