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Jesus Christ. Just no.
It's the difference between a RELEASE binding and a RETENTION binding.
FKS are popular because of FUNCTION. They have an retention heel and an elastic toe, which gives you a little extra elastic movement before releasing, which is great for sketch landings or maching through bullshit. It's the only binding I'll use and that is 100% a result of the superior function of the mechanism it uses.
Griffons are just a regular old release heel. Hit somethingabove your DIN and POW! You're out of them instantly- whereas FKS gives you that "second chance" to regain yourself. Can't do it? No problem, you'll come out just like the griffons. Also, FKS18s have 40% more elasticity in the toe than FKS140s fyi.
So yeah, that is just flat out incorrect. They're not trendy, they're fucking awesome and people love them for a damn good reason.
Well yes but it's a matter of HOW.
That shit matters.
Well if you're just sliding rails at 1mph, it totally is.
I think he's saying if the brakes had proper clearance (most that are bent are ony bent to the absolute first position they'll sort of work in lol) they would pop up and out of the way as designed. If they rub due to a crappy "barely-works" bend, they're more likely to catch and break in the event of an ejection like that.
At least that's what I got. I could be high on paint fumes or something.