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over at TGR they seem to love them
i don't know of any other binding thats all metal and doesn't sell for fucking 300$. Sure Salomon bindings are high quality and ive ridden a pair for 3 years and i loved them. but after 3 years they are absoutely destroyed, ive been through at least 5 or 6 brakes. And their all metal bindings (916 and 914 race, etc) are easily 100$ more than any fks. The reason i bought a pair of fks is because models from yearsssssss ago, like 5+ are still being ridden just as hard. Id rather spend 170 on a brand new pair of fks 155 that will last me who know how long, than buy another palstic piece of shit that costs the same or more.
It was revolutionary...the pivogy system was amazing ang the safety tech that went into it was legit...they just had trouble getting it all together in a package that worked right. But with corporate back from K2, I wouldn't be surprised to see another attempt at that technology in a few years after more R&D.
Well, like I said it had some issues to be worked out. Vertical toe release, and brakes were a couple.
But the treaded inserts were the best idea for skis in about the last 30 years, what we're using to mount bindings is nothing more than a glorified wood screw...the inserts are far less likely to tear out and offer the option of switching between skis. I rally wish the ski industry would standardize a screw pattern, or a few different ones so we could go the insert route.