Originally Posted by Rossi Smash
I'm just fine with the current Look/Rossi, Pivot/PX product line. (well except maybe their choice in colors!). They continue to meet all my requirements needed in a performance ski binding. Maybe better access to replacement parts so I can keep them on the hill for another decade or two....
No need to reinvent the wheel.
Uh, appreciate they meet all your needs. But I'm interested in the common need, as in the large majority of skiers. Specifically I'm interested in ligaments, and how to reduce the incidence of damage to same. To anticipate your next two responses, 1) Yes, taking lessons obviously lowers risk, but that argument is like saying that we could reduce highway fatalities by more driving lessons. For sure, but that doesn't negate the reasons for seat belts, crush zones, or air bags. And 2) Yes, it's a serious morbidity risk in epidemiological terms. Regardless of whether you see it as a problem for you, personally. (I might add that I suspect it's also a check on the growth of skiing as a sport. Most humans of the non-kid variety tend to be worried about getting injured, they see skiing as high risk. Any technology to reduce that risk in new skiers would be a boon to our sport, no?)
Now it may be a wheel - I used it as a starting point because I think it's the best design on the market right now - but saying it's the wheel is sorta like saying that cars were better with solid rubber tires. Bindings haven't changed significantly in decades because of lack of economic motivation on the part of manufacturers, not because they're miraculously perfected. We've seen waaay more technological innovation put into skis and boots. Yet Salomon gets a thread all to itself because of minor tweaks to its heel and a new paint job. Whooopee! I can only imagine how pulse pounding that new Look red will be in person.