Is there any good reasons why the various binding manufacturers design a a binding with differing screw types?
I can accept the need for different thread lengths to a certain extent. it's the differing head shapes/sizes that seem excessive, inefficient and poor design.
example; my Tyrolia LD12's have 4 differnt screw types. As far as i can see, with a minimal amount of design tweaking this could easily be taken down to 2 different screw sizes. Possibly 1 standard screw.
Why is it a concern? Normally it's not but I'm fitting binding inserts into some skis and the various sizes are a nuisance. I'll end up sourcing some standard M5's and machining the heads. My question is essentially academic. Is there a good reason?