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Perpendicular vs Parallel toe binding spring?

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Forgive me if this has been covered before I feel like I have been searching with maybe the wrong terminology.
 
As this season begins to wrap up I have been looking into new things for next season.  I have always been an STH or pivot binding kind of guy.  But next season it appears there are less of those style bindings (parallel spring to ski) and more marker style (perpendicular spring to ski) bindings being released.  
 
Am I missing something? Do they perform better or differently? Anyone know what kind of elastic travel they offer compared to pivots or sths, as the tyrolia website doesn’t state it nor does Solomon. Or is it just a marker sells well so we better join in too? 
 
This is what happens when I’m laid up in bed with the flu lol.
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anything besides reduced swing weight?

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I think it started with the marker duke, a binding requiring a perpendicular spring housing in order to let the touring pivot do its job. then marker, for whom binding reliability in the public eyes was a major concern, decided to save some money by using basically the same toe design, and market the new stuff like hell. 

 

I'm honestly somewhat surprised Salomon didn't go this route with their new STH2, but I figure someone who skis in the company let them know it'd be a stupid idea, as tthe single pivot toe works phenomenally well.

 

This entire post is all guesswork.

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