PmooreI am pretty sure the knock on kingpins is they break, not that they don't work while they are intact.
While Sammy murdering on them is dope, you don't know how many pairs he went through in a season.. Multiple pairs of tech bindings a season isn't really in the budget for people that buy their gear. And maybe I am wrong, and Sammy broke none, but I would be surprised.
Also he always has a sled and or Heli to get out of zones if they do break, a luxury not many people have.
Just something to keep in mind.
I never broke mine but I did walk out of them a couple times (i'm 185lbs compared to sammy, who is probably 135lbs). As far as I know he didn't break either of the two pairs he had. I only had mine at 10, but would trust them fully cranked to 13.
Also, most of the areas he was in he didn't have a sled or heli to get out, that is just a ludicrous statement haha. He's sammy, not bill gates.