trust me. heres y. the PX binder is designed mostly for system mounted, track bindings, where it is allowed to float. they work fine there. however, on flat-deck skis, like twins, they have a wicked long mounting pattern, and it TOTALLY ruins the feel of the ski. some people may argue this, but they haven't had enough time on different bindings to know the difference. the PX does have better interface, and is slightly more direct feeling. the big plus with the old pivots, is they have a pretty tight mounting pattern, and its under the heel of the boot, not behind it. this allows the tail of the ski to flex much more freely. it makes ollies, butters, and riding transitions much easier. The old pivots have a slightly muted feel, but it doesnt really affect park riding.
if you want the best of both worlds, pick up any pair of look/rossi turntable bindings. old or new, they are all excellent. they allow for incredible ski flex, have an awesome boot to ski interface, and generally kick ass. thats why you see so many good riders with them, cause they ski dramatically better than all other binders. i will warn you tho, they can be a pain in the ass from time to time. you always have to manually recenter the heel, keep an eye on forward pressure (the two threaded rods), and the brakes kinda suck. if you dont wanna deal with that stuff, get the pivots. but dont go with the PX.
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