While laying in bed and thinking about random shit I started to think of what bindings will become in 10-15 years????
--- In other words, what will bindings progress to in order to not pre-release(or release under lots of pressure), but still not injure your legs or knees..... I'm thinkin some sort of strong ass magnet or something. Any ideas??
they havent changed that much in the past while(look at the look race binding for example), but the big next thing for bindings in the ski industry is DEFINTLY bindings integreated into the skis, it started with bining lifters/plates, then it went to semi integrated mouting plates that were helping the binding flex with the ski.. so i think fully integrated bindings that flex completely with the ski are the next big thing...
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I think eventually companies will figure out a way to make each piece (toe and heel) release side to side and upward. My idea is basically two toe pieces, but I haven't thought about a way to click in.
I see them being phased out eventually. I think bindings will slowly just become a device on the bottom of your boot, that comes specially made to fit your boot. It'll attach to your ski via a universally used mounting plate system, and you can set it forwards or backwards without drilling, depending on what kind of skiing you want to do that day. When you crash, the small binding plate ont the bottom of your boot will recognize the appropriate stress in the system, determine if its a crash, and release. You can also set your bindings to "never release" if you are skiing big burly BC lines and dont want to hike to get your skis, or if you are Aaron McGovern.
i thought it was nordica that came up with the new flex system for thre integrated bindings. I know Elan has been focising alot on their new speed wave ski which i cant waight ti try out, but i didnt think they cam up with that
What makes you say that? The big thing with the Line bindings is that the heel and toe pieces released lateraly (correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I got from their whole "backwards twisting falls" explanation.) At the moment, toe pieces release lateraly and vertically, but heels only release vertically. That is, those releases are controlled by the DIN. It is possible for your heel to slide out to the side, but their is no mechanism to control its release.
With the weight issue aside, why not through a couple of wings onto the heel piece? When you click in, they would tighten around you heel just like a toepiece.
ya thats what the line binding does the toe and heel move as one thats why they were heavy beacausy the toe and heel need to be connected. as for the wings on the heel it would work but it would be hard to refine and make light
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Um. There's something people fail to realize. If bindings are gonna flex wit the rest of the ski, then boots are gonna have to be made outa some soft-ass material. Because it's the boot sole, not the binding that makes the flat spot on the ski.
yea i checked it out after i posted last time, i like the system idea but i see there being proplems down the road that will need polishing.
Really you didnt like the speedwaves? they are probably one
of the most anticipated skis for next season that i want to try, just because they are a new tech comcept that hasnt been thought of
nah man. it's the fact that the bindings are stuck in a single spot that makes the flat spot. check out the marker/volkl motion system. it's anchored in one spot, so it allows the ski to flex. because the heelpiece can slide, it allows the ski to come away from the boot during flex, and make a full arc. sure, it's not perfect, but it's a step in the right direction.
for park skis, a slight flat spot in the ski isnt an issue. but a center mounted binding would solve that. the dude talkin bot the boot thing, there is a company that makes releasable snowboard binding plates, they are fairly thin and work in a similar fashion. i think something like that could definatly work. itd just have to be thin. thats what i want, low profile. i think if line eliminated the center binding spring, it could signifigantly reduce wieght and standover.
and also, tyrolica does or used to make heelpeices that swung out to the side, similar to a reactor, but not quite as good
tomskee was saying how the look and rossi bindings abandonned the pivot heel. what you are talking about is the p18 and fks 185 which have been around a really long time, and still use the pivot heel. they are also race bindings so... you should shut up.
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