Author Topic: LOOK PX12 TI LIFTER BINDINGS  (Read 491 times)

kwilliams

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Re: LOOK PX12 TI LIFTER BINDINGS
« on: October 23, 2006, 10:36:45 am »
I'm not sure where the rumor of Look bindings being unsafe on the knees came from but I don't think it's accurate.  I've had Look/Rossi (same thing) bindings on my last 6 pairs of skis and have never had a problem.  In fact, quite the opposite.  The elasticity of the bindings allows me to set them a full DIN setting lower than I do on my skis with Marker bindings.  I almost never pre-release, which is more than I can say for my Marker bindings.  I frequently "almost" release, but the binding pulls me back in and back from the brink of disaster.  Lower DIN settings plus better retention equals safer bindings.  Also, I've always felt that the turntable heel design allows for a greater range of release vectors than most other bindings (with the possible exception of the Tyrolia diagonal heel).  Plus, the toepiece is bomber and allows a degree of rearward release as well.  I once release backwards and one of the pincers came dislodged from the force.  I was worried the toepiece was hashed but the technician at snowbird had it fixed in 5 seconds.  He said he really liked the Look toepiece for safety and durability.

Also, my wife recently returned to skiing from a serious ACL injury.  I wanted the get her the safest binding money could buy.  I checked with several ski shops, including the very knowledgable staff of Christy at Snowbird.  Without fail they all said the same thing:  The Look/Rossi binding is the safest binding out there.  I'm not sure if one can really make that claim, but sufice it to say that the Look Pivot and newer PX series are very good bindings that you should not hesitate to use with confidence.  I love 'em.