Originally Posted by onstar
im sure they can make all the hole patterns the same. If they only put their heads together.
Yeah, the auto manufacturers could probably all use a 5x114.3mm hub centric bolt pattern for wheels, but they DON'T.
Some other patterns are better/cheaper/just plain typical for different applications.
In reality there is a trend toward as much commonality as possible amongst bindings in one line. Opposing manufacturers are never going to agree on a standard, it would beat the point of selling hostage system skis.
Phil posts pure heresy above. The day I stop caring about what bindings I'm clamping into is the day I move to texas and start callin' my poles jabbers.