After a couple of days skiing on the Glacier this summer and having to carry all my gear up and down every run (there is no lift on this glacier) I've been thinking on a few ways Park skiers and Skiers on a whole could cut back on the weight of skis and the stuff on them. I had a look at my bindings and realised that a major thing that could be weighing the ski down is the prong looking things that are made of metal! I know these help keep the ski together when you carry them (it like holds them in place and stops them from sliding around) but I really don't think that they need to be on the ski as the don't actually improve the function of the ski binding and ski when you are skiing down the hill. So what I was thinking is that companies should take off the prongs and just leave a normal binding. I've already unscrewed mine but I am back home now and don't have any snow to try them on for carrying up the hill and skiing. I think companies such as k2 and line should implement this in their new bindings so to cut down on weight and prevent extra grams from going into the binding when you want to carry them. (if companies do do this just ask me first and ill tell you if you can use my idea).
if you dont understand what im talking about here is a diagram:
Thanks and happy sking!