Originally Posted by Skiing-in-Jackson
...a rep told be that integrated bindings are the way of the future as shop techs in George or Florida can mount them with little error or liability- as opposed tothe skills needed to correctly mount a flat ski.
Another point in favor of integrated ski/binding systems. Not only does it do away with the moronic practice of drilling and screwing bindings into skis (and destroying their value), but it also makes mounting bindings idiot-proof.
I for one would be very happy to be able to take my new skis and bindings home the day I purchase them and mount the bindings myself without having a ski tech's shop in my basement.
The tele folks are figuring it out (that's exactly what I did with my wife's new K2 Schi Devils), so why not let the alpine folks figure it out (yes it's more complicated, which means we need to be more patient and live with being binding hostages for a while)?
It's unfortunate that the teething pains of progress is always seen as all-bad or even a conspiracy by all the nay-sayers of the world?
I'm talking to you EpicSki Luddites of course.