Does anyone else out there have 25 ski days on Kneebindings? If not, and you've been on them, what have you got?
Also one other note that may be of interest: I spent several hours skiing the day before yesterday with one of the PSIA East Div Examiners, and we both happen to have the same size boot sole lengths, so we stepped into each other's skis/bindings for a good number of runs. It's always good fun to drive test something different! We both skied well on varied terrain, and he obviously skis even better than I do. We skied a lot of runs over those several hours and both liked my Monsters/Kneebindings combo, had no pre-releases, lost no AFDs, and had no issues with the brakes. Could it be that better skiers just don't have these problems to any significant degree - or is it that that the people here that are having problems are inflating them while they try to damage the good and building reputation of the best/only product out there that is attempting to reduce the current ACL rupture epidemic - as they themselves endeavor to protect the status quo in bindings that they may have some personal or financial interest in? WRT to Rick, I'm thinking he's just currently got an axe to grind.
What does a Psia East Examiner have to do with the binding? Absolutely nothing. You're attempting to establish credibility for a binding with a good skier?
Congrats, you had a good day since the AFD didn't fall off! (guess you were'nt skiing hard?) By you're own admission you carry a bag of AFD's to be replaced "like postage stamps" !!
The inventor of the binding has just told you about the importance of a very low friction surface for the heel. The current production version seems to ignore that critical piece of engineering in order to compensate for faulty production. Oh, but you had a great day on the slopes so everything must be fine! People had great days on the slopes with long thong attachments to their skis, even Psia Examiners!
CHRISfromRI, you're posts for this binding are sounding like the band playing while the Titanic was sinking. At least give us something of value to go on.