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post #91 of 101
My race bindings are primarily metal,
post #92 of 101
My Glock is primarily plastic.

I have put in 66 ski days so far on Kneebindings and they are holding up just fine. I have NOT had a single pre-release while set at a DIN of 6.5 (right from the chart for me).
post #93 of 101
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Originally Posted by CHRISfromRI View Post

My Glock is primarily plastic.



Will it go through metal detectors, and shoot "cop-killer" bullets if you score the tops with a knife and spray them with Teflon?
post #94 of 101
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My Glock is primarily plastic.
 

See...you'll buy any old crap that hits the market.....

Salesmen must love you 
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post #96 of 101
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See...you'll buy any old crap that hits the market.....

Salesmen must love you 

 


Of course you're entitled to your opinion Rossi Smash.

My opinion is that you're just a crappy skier that skis on old rubbish because better gear would make little difference to you and your skiing!
Edited by CHRISfromRI - 1/27/10 at 8:16pm
post #97 of 101

The difference between a plastic gun and a plastic binding is that one of them is designed to kill people.

post #98 of 101
The point of the knee bindings is that, unlike pretty much every other Alpine heelpiece on the market today (except my Dynafit AT bindings), they release laterally as well as vertically, in response to lateral torque, protecting one's ACL.  That is a big deal for folks status post knee reconstruction, such as my wife, for whom I bought Kiku's with Knee bindings for Xmas (not being able to find any antique Geze's available).  She sets her DINs at 4.0 to protect her knees, and has only come out of the binding once, probably justifiably. The Knee bindings are not hard to find.  They are beefy and heavy, and there is no AT version that I have heard of. 

Like one's Avalung, beacon, and probe, Knee bindings are something you hope to never actually need, but in fact if they work right you probably won't ever even know that you did need them.
post #99 of 101
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Of course you're entitled to your opinion Rossi Smash.

My opinion is that you're just a crappy skier that skis on old rubbish because better gear would make little difference to you and your skiing!

You are absolutely correct on this point, I have just as much fun skiing on either old or new gear!

The difference here is that while you have never seen me ski, I have seen both a knee binding and a glock.
post #100 of 101
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Originally Posted by raspritz View Post

The point of the knee bindings is that, unlike pretty much every other Alpine heelpiece on the market today (except my Dynafit AT bindings), they release laterally as well as vertically, in response to lateral torque, protecting one's ACL.  That is a big deal for folks status post knee reconstruction, such as my wife, for whom I bought Kiku's with Knee bindings for Xmas (not being able to find any antique Geze's available).  She sets her DINs at 4.0 to protect her knees, and has only come out of the binding once, probably justifiably. The Knee bindings are not hard to find.  They are beefy and heavy, and there is no AT version that I have heard of. 

Like one's Avalung, beacon, and probe, Knee bindings are something you hope to never actually need, but in fact if they work right you probably won't ever even know that you did need them.

I'm for more modes of release in a binding. I hope that the Knee Binding succeeds and that I don't get them in my collection of 'technological advances that failed' along with the Cubco, Miller, Burt and bear trap bindings but rather the 'technological advances that succeeded' such as Tyrolia, Look/Nevada, Salomon and Marker. The former category's members preceeded plastic suitable for use in bindings. Some of the latter category's manufacturers have models that incoroporate plastic, while all of them have full metal versions. I think that speaks to the demand for metal bindings to deal with skiing styles that exceed the casual skier's needs.

I ski in plastic bindings and I ski in metal bindings. More by what was on the ski when it was purchased (I rarely buy new) than by desire to have or avoid plastic bindings.
post #101 of 101
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

You are absolutely correct on this point, I have just as much fun skiing on either old or new gear!

The difference here is that while you have never seen me ski, I have seen both a knee binding and a glock.
 
A Knee Binding sighting?! Seems to occur like a BigFoot sighting.
Will we see the Knee Binding anywhere other than a courtroom and the repair shop?
At least a Glock works....
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