So, why not step up and focus on the future rather than the past? What could you do in terms of weight, pressure transmission, size adjustability, stand height, etc. - maybe even reliability - if you dumped everything below say 90 or 95?
Yeah, you gotta support those skinnier things. But how much better is anyone going to make a typical current style binding that fits skinnier skis? I mean really? Why not just let those things run their course for a few years and see how the world could be improved where the market is growing? Need some anecdotal evidence - talk to some dealers who are merrily stocking out of the new Markers...
I know in my household the odds of anyone ever buying a ski below 95 or 100 again are slim indeed. I'd sure love it if someone invested like crazy in my end of the market. Well, others in addition to Marker anyway -- competition tends to be good for consumers. Heck, maybe even a new sole standard could evolve if that made sense in terms of the mechanics.
Am I missing something? Is my layman's understanding of the mechanics/physics off-base? Any MEs or other similar types out there care to comment? Any binding designers?