ConesForBreakfastKeep in mind the ball of your foot isn't what transmits your motion to the ski, it's where the binding screws and plates are. But you may be onto something in terms of balance.
Some of the force goes throught the afd plate though. It varies from binding to binding though. For example salomon sth bindings that wrap around the upper front part of the boot will transfer alot of force through that part of the boot. But bindings like attacks transfer more force through the aft bc the binding calipers only really serve to keep the boot centered. Theres actually a small dead zone on attack2s where the boots toe lip can wiggle a tiny bit from side to side. Im still on the fence as to which is a better toe between the attack 2 and the salomon sth bindings. Most skiers at this years x games slopestyle were riding attack 2s so maybe the lower stack height of the attacks is more important than the more robust boot enclosure of the sth.
Birk ruud rides jesters but i think he was tbe only one. Everybody else pretty much were riding attacks.