Originally Posted by SteepDeep
Forgive my ignorance, but I presume you are all referring to the new TT's that came out late last year for this season, or is the Turntable design been sold in recent memory?
Perhaps I am struggling with terminology, but I have a ski buddy with some Omeglass race skis mounted with Look P14 bindings, which look similar (the big sausage shaped heelpiece) and a heel piece that moves left and right if you wiggle it.
The last "old" generation of true(*) turntable heels was the Look P series and Rossignol FKS . Discontinued several years ago. P12, P14 and FKS120 have Full-Drive Concept style toe. P15, P18, FKS155 and FKS185 have race toe (no vertical release). These P14s are what are on your friend's Omeglasses.
The new ones are called Look Pivot 14, Pivot 18 and Rossignol FKS 140, FKS180. They're essentially the same as the old models above, except they have wider, removable brakes (XL=100mm, XXL=120mm?). The 14 DIN models have the latest Full-Drive Concept toe. The 18 DIN models have the race toe.
So yes, this comparison is between the current PX14 XXL (PX-style non-turntable heel) and the current-but-reissued Pivot 14 XXL (turntable heel).
(*) there are also models called Look Pivot and Rossignol Axial/Power (not Axial2 which is the same as PX). These have a turntable'ish heel on a longer PX'ish mount. Not "true" turntables. These came roughly between the last true turntables and the dawn of the PX heel.
Big thanks to Look/Dynastar/Rossi for the wonderful naming confusion.Edited by Squawker - 3/17/10 at 11:12am