after using pivots for years, the px has seemed to be better binding. The turntable heel was nice, but the px holds you in much tighter, and they dont rip out! I liked the pivots, but every pair i had ripped out at some point or another. Yay for px
Even though they don't have the pivot heel, they have the same amount of elastic travel. Your boot seems a little more secure in the PXs. You never have to look down to make sure your boot isn't halfway out of the binding.
i LOVE my pivot heel....i think they are perfetc...its like...i am thinking...shit dont pop off i cant get this one back...andthey stay on...and then half way through me thinking...shit better pop off or my knee is going too....BOOM...skis are off...my knees are thankful : )
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thats right, the piviot heel's respond to your very thoughts. One time i was thinking wow im hungry and then BOOM i was at the lodge in the food line. I dont know how it happened but it did.
Actually tho i find the pivot heel to be a much better system. They do have the same amout of travel but unlike the pivot they seem to only eject when i actually need them too. I have a pair and dont intend on getting rid of them any time soon
I have pivots. I want to try the px. According to look/rossi they are safer than the pivots.
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One difference I notice on my pivot vs px is that the footprint of the healpiece on the px is a couple inches longer than the pivot. I'm not sure if this makes any difference. Perhaps it makes a minute difference in the flex of the ski, but i doubt it.
The PX has better retention than the older pivot models in my opinion. I've found that there's much better power transfer while using the PX bindings. They still have the same amount of elastic travel (30 or 35mm ?) in the heel, except it's a different design. I like the way the PX engages the heel of the boot too, feels a bit more reassuring than the pivots.
Recommended DIN is based on your skier ability, weight, height, boot sole length, and age. Unless you've been skiing for a while and can recognize your need for a higher DIN, stick with the shop recommendation.
setting the binding to 12 (the highest setting) is not recommended at all. ideally, you want your din to be in the middle of the range so the spring in the binding isnt too loose, leading to the binding not releasing, or too tight, leading the binding to release too easily.
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Yes, ideally you're supposed to have your DIN in the middle of the range. Of course, that's not always possible. For example, you'll have kiddy skiers that have a DIN of 0.75-1.00. Pretty much all junior bindings run from 0.75-4.5, so ideally, that's not the best binding for that skiier.
But again, bindings need to operate consistantly though the entire DIN range of the binding, otherwise binding manufacturers could get into a bit of trouble. Technically, you can crank up the DIN to the max if you need to, but ideally, it should be in the middle for the exact reasons that you mentioned.
As for the pivot helping prevent ACL injuries... not sure, but maybe a Rossi or Look rep would know.