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Bindings elastic travel values - call for data

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Here is a simple question: Is there a place that has data on the elastic travel of the heels and toes of most of modern bindings.  This is a question that came from reading the background section of Marshal Olson's excellent review of the Dynafit Beast bindings (skip the review if you are not interested in AT bindings but do read the section where he talks about the impact of elasticity on the feel and safety of alpine bindings).  I was surprised I was not able to find much in terms of data on the web.  The anecdotal evidence that you keep hearing is that Look Pivots have the most amount and Markers the least, (that's why Markers need a fair bit of forward pressure and Looks can tolerate a smaller DIN), and that bump skiers like Salomon and Look bindings, but that's just anecdotes.   I'd like to have a table with numbers, something like this (I pulled data for Looks from the tech manual):

 

Brand Toe lateral travel Heel elastic travel

LOOK Pivot w/Full Drive toe

LOOK Axium

LOOK PX

45mm

45mm

45mm

25mm

12mm

 

Marker Jester/Griffon

   
Salomon/Atomic STH Driver mid-40 mm 11mm
Salomon STH2 52 mm 28mm

Tyrolia/4FRNT/Kastle Peak

Tyrolya Attack

   

 

Please, post the data if you have them.  This IS not the discussion of which binding is better or safer, please keep this in another thread, I just want data.  


Edited by alexzn - 9/21/13 at 12:21pm
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Another couple of data points: LOOK NX/Axium heel has 12mm of travel (half of the Pivot or PX), LOOK full-drive toe has 45mm of lateral (5mm more than Pivot toe).  

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Another couple of data points: LOOK NX/Axium heel has 12mm of travel (half of the Pivot or PX), LOOK full-drive toe has 45mm of lateral (5mm more than Pivot toe).  

 

Hair splitting....

 

Pivot 14/FKS140 is full drive toe

Pivot 18/FKS180 is race toe

 

There isn't a "Pivot" toe per se - high DIN Pivots have the race toe, which is also used in the high DIN PX/Axial2 bindings.

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Hair splitting....

Pivot 14/FKS140 is full drive toe

Pivot 18/FKS180 is race toe

There isn't a "Pivot" toe per se - high DIN Pivots have the race toe, which is also used in the high DIN PX/Axial2 bindings.

Of course its hair splitting...  By Pivot toe I meant the race toe, but I am sure most people who are anal enough to know the actual travel distances know the difference.  So, do you have the numbers on the Markers, Salomons and Tyrolias?  

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