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S.J.WSomething about the heal piece pivoting so the toe and heal release at the same time to save your ACL. I really don't know.
NegromancerThat's not true. There is no evidence that suggests that the pivoting heel does anything to prevent ACL injuries and Rossi/Look have never claimed this either. Just a thing lots of people are told even though it's not true.
bnewbs6Yeah I mean it isnt technically true. But there have been multiple times that I felt I was saved by my FKS and on any of my other bindings me knee would be done for. Rossi and Look have never claimed it but it sure feels true sometimes. Whether thats just in my head I don't know, but it makes me feel more secure and thats a big part of it too.
PoikenzLess to do with the pivoting motion, but people used to hype it for giving the ski a more natural flex since the heel piece has less contact with the ski over others. I've personally never felt that it mattered or we'd all be riding those ridiculous wayne wong windshield wipers. People do like the feeling of how close it gets you to the ski over other bindings, the elastic travel, and the durability. The reason people like them typically has nothing to do with the pivoting heel, and some actually hate that feature for how crappy they can be to step into.
tomPietrowskiRegardless of how you feel it's not a sellin point.
Fke and pivot are great but don't get caught up thinking they are any safer then other bindings. tget do have a lot of elasticity, close to the most on the market so they should be a solid choice just don't expect them to save your knees. If you survived a fall with fks chances areyou would with any binding.
bnewbs6Well yeah its not like they're gonna market "Yeah this one random kid feels like they are safer". But the fact that I do feel much more confident and comfortable in them is definitely good enough for me.
Also, when I have released from them they have always felt like they release much smoother/naturally. Do they actually do that, or just another thing Im feeling? I don't know, but you seem like the guy to ask.
shin-bangMann that's what I said and I got down voted lol. But same here they feel like such a more smooth release