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Brule.From what I've seen, the bindings that come close to the Knee binding for park use are the Rossignol FKS and Look Pivot bindings because of the release of the binding when you fall.
Hope this helps you, OP.
TOAST.Knee binding release laterally in the heel, fks do not. Yes they have a pivoting heel but that is for a different reason.
My biggest problem with knee bindings is that you can't swap skis and you are sitting really high up. My friend used them near the end of last season and never had any prerelease issues.
Apparently a lot of shops don't mount them correctly which causes a problem with prerelease though.
For an average park rider I wouldn't see them being a problem except for them sitting high and not being able to swap skis.
gbloomersthanks for the info man. Are you still using them or have you swapped back to normal bindings? Do you think you need to try before you buy to feel the difference or is it fairly safe just to mount them up and deal with it?
I have done a lot of research so know all about them but opinions of people who have actually ridden them and know what they feel like in the park is what I need to know.
TOAST.I've actually never used them I should have said that, my bad. I can't stand when a binding is high off a ski though. I have a pair of Griffins that I hate because they just feel so high off the ski. I do have a friend that uses knee bindings that I can direct to this thread if you would like.