Originally Posted by PetwJE
The high number of injuries these things have? What do you mean?
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There has been 10 cases of blown ACL on KBs. At 352,000 days, that is 1 for every 35,200 days. Industry average is 1 for every 43,000.
The issue is, KB are only designed to prevent ACL inuries from backward twisting falls in one direction (they only relaease in 1 direction)...so KB disregards blown ACLs that happen any other way on their product...however you can see what this means...while they might slightly reduce the chance of ACL injury from 1 mechanism (known as phantom foot), they are actually far worse in other mechanisms. Since we cant dicatate how we fall, the only true picture is to look at the total number of ACL injuries vs the number of ski days. If you do that, it is not looking good for Kneebindings.
KB knows this, which is why they are so admant to get the number of ski days up. They cant "undo" injuires...so if they can lie and convince people they have more ski days upto say a million, then their record is 1/100,000 more then twice as good as the industry average. This is why Eagles is fighting so hard on this point. If there really only was 1 injury, Eagles wouldnt care about number of days so much, because even at 352,000 they are 9times better then industry average....but of course he knows there is far more then the 1 injury.