a 45 year old woman broke the heel plate in the middle of her ski day, the aluminum plate with the slots in it for adjustablility. I weigh a whopping 135 and broke 3 pair, one on the second run of an epic powder day, had to finish the run tediously in deep powder on one ski. Yeah, I have an opinion. Salomon is not to be trusted with respect to bindings. ever try to put on the Z model in deep snow. don't. take it from there. It never smelled Ti, it's aluminum, and a lousy place to use it. the Seth is the only acceptable binding for a strong skier. Salomon has made some real lemons.
edit: for those mulling over the idea that it was a bad batch, THREE pair, spanning a period of several years. and the warrantee became a swap out for the Z series, which is not acceptable. Put the Z back on in powder for sure, if it's 5% water (or whatever dry is).
Velocity and torque break them, and I guess speed and power are a larger factor than weight.
Edited by davluri - 9/14/10 at 4:32pm