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your idea is already a reality in the states. marker already makes those bindings that your thinking of. ive seen people on my mountain using them for lift lines and crap. for the poles i think if your learning a trick i dont use poles (2 less things to worry about). but once you get the trick dialed i bring the poles back. they add sooo much style. and for comps, poles fosho.
I have a dream that someday there can be a thread on NS that mentions no poles, but doesn't turn into a long list of rationalizations for holding them.
Aaanyway, I hear you dude. The lift line is the only place where I find myself wanting them, especially mountains that have uphill liftline areas, you're kinda trapped so you can't skate up properly. I advocate having friends that hold poles and simply stealing one of theirs.
but if there is a binding with some kind of grip mechanism I'd love to see it. it would have to be pretty simple and inconspicuous or i wouldn't really be interested.
i use poles and no poles sometimes...
that "release thing" requires taking your ski off, and has absolutely nothing to do with the brakes, it has to do with touring. If your boot is in the binding, either in ski or tour function, the brake is where it is supposed to be. and tele with dukes= kinda fun for a bit but you can rip the binding right off, hence it is for touring up and alpine skiing down
sounds like a million dollar idea to me! it would be useful to more than just no polers also. if the design was simple and proper, it could aid beginner alpine skiers and cross country as well.
when engaged it would keep you from sliding backward,but it would still need to disengage to allow for you to still slide forward. the funny thing is, corporate ski companies will not spend any money for R+D. its not worth the time and effort. they didnt invent twins, they said it was stupid until kids bought them and made them. they were forced to make them. kids inventing the sport should be inventing the products and making millions selling the rights.
as far as this thread goes....idiocracy is inevitable. are kids seriously this retarded?