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Bindings that prevent most knee injuries
So I stretched something in my knee over the weekend at killington, it's nothing serious and I should be back in a week but it led me to find out about Knee Bindings. Supposedly the binding prevents acl tears and other common skier knee injuries by releasing in a special way. Anyways, I had two questions about these bindings:
1. Will they perform just as any other binding will (I ski mostly park)
2. Is it wise to use these as a preventative measure (I'm 17 and have pretty good knees and I'd like them to stay that way)
These are close to the heaviest bindings you could possibly buy, but anyway probably a fks or pivot
They suck for park. The release settings aren't conductive to landing switch or any large impacts. They are made more for weekend warriors and people that don't do any serious skiing
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Pivots have been on my mind for a while but that $$$$
pivots, theres no real data supporting knee bbindings being significantly safer than anything else
Praxis. ON3P. I don't buy chinese skis.
Guess what, those pivots/FKS will last you 10+ years...worth the money.
Pivots will be absolutely no safer then any other binding other then those knee bindings. However fr what I have seen those knee bindings may not be the best for park.
In terms of keeping your knees safe, a well set up binding with an appropriate din will be your best bet. Ideally you want a binding with forward pressure and AFD adjustment. The AFD lets you keep the toe tight and can often let a slightly lower din be used I have found.
Bindings I would suggest would be tyrolia attack 13 if your on a budget or sth2 13 if you have more to spend.
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