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Dunderflipidk where you've seen vids of pivots breaking if that's what you're talking about. I've broken 5 brakes on other bindings in 2 seasons and haven't even gotten close on pivots after 2 more seasons
JahAndNicoteneThey ride them because they are safer. Extended travel means that you can ride a lower din without unwanted pre- release. Say, if you land really hard on a jump, but there is no danger to your knee. Other bindings might pop you out just from the impact, where a Pivot will stay in place. When riding other bindings, you would have to crank up your din if you're gonna land hard and don't want to release, but that also increases the risk of you getting hurt if your binding is supposed to eject but doesn't, because you turned up the din. If that makes sense at all.
Also, because of the way the heelpiece is constructed, all four bolts are beneath your heel. In other bindings, the heel piece is held to the ski by bolts which are spaced way further apart, which makes your ski have a spot about five inches long that is basically infinitely stiff.
Dunderflipshitty look bindings break but pivots 14+18 dont