I am looking for opinions on the most "knee friendly" AT binding..
I am currently using Fritschi Freeride Plus bindings for touring and occasionally at the resorts.. I would consider both myself and my wife beginner AT skiers.. we don't do anything extreme and just enjoy getting out in the woods now and then but need something heavier duty than an XC setup..
Last spring I bought my wife a new pair of BC90s for touring.. 3 days later on her alpine skis she blew out her left knee (ACL/meniscus/MCL) and is not yet fully recovered.. skis/bindings were Salomon set on DIN 5 and they completely failed to release..
Wife weighs only 100lbs.. I have a set of Fritschi Pros that I planned on putting on her new skis.. now I am worried that if she can't release out of the alpine bindings, the Fritschis are just a recipe for another blown knee.. I sometimes find myself falling hard on my Fritschis and them not releasing, so I'm sure she would have problems unless the Pros are much better than the Freerides..
I tore my left ACL two years ago (not skiing).. between that and my wife's we can't handle another knee injury anytime soon.. she will probably ski again this season but not sure yet..
Any advice is appreciated..