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Tell me a little bit about binding release
so... fks 120's. sick bindings, best i've ever ridden. i don't really need a higher din, i was just wondering... on the 155's and 185's, the toe doesn't release upwards. now, explain to me... what is the mechanism of falling that would cause your toe to release upwards? i was just thinking about it today, and it didn't make much sense. you'd have to be wayy backseat... but usually your ski flexes enough to accomodate... or... heck, i don't know. why or why isn't it an advantage to have a binding the releases upwards (or doesn't, for that matter)?
"hey, where's JP?"
"we should go outside man."
"OH a FU**ing flag!"
"looks like JP's backpack..."
"OH SH**, that was huge?!"
Backwards twisting falls = nice to have upwards release. Especially if you like your ACL. Not that it necessarily works, but without it, well, at least the drugs you get after surgery are fun. Yes, you need upwards in combination with sideways release, duh, but yeah, it's good.
Landing switch = sometimes not so nice.
What he said.
Take your 120s and turn one of the toes down all the way, then twist the wings up and sideways and see what it does. It'll release up and the the side at the same time, or just up, or just to the side. And if you've ever taken any weird ass, end-over-end falls while twisting and shit...you can see how that would come in handy. Basically it's just safer because of the options it gives you to release if you find yourself in a sketchy situation. And even if you don't land backseat hard enough to come straight up and out, or diaganolly up and out...it's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
"Nothing is impossible. You are only limited by fear and even that you can overcome."
"a simple equation:
force of impact + force of steeze = 0
the two negate each other. for eric, stomping a 60 ft cornice switch is like jumping on a really soft hotel mattress." - ChronicF explaining why Eric Pollard still has knees.
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