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Bindings and ACLs

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Has anybody had any issues with Marker Kingpin bindings not releasing? Mine didn't, result - a ruptured ACL in both knees and extensive damage to other ligaments.
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@Alfiemalfie, that's really tough for you - do I take it you've done both knees, and that both did not release at the same time?

What were the snow conditions like at the time (eg spring sludge) and what sort of incident was it, slow speed or major wipeout?

After I did mine, and I know others do, is that we naturally look to blame the binding for not releasing.

Have they released for you before ?

Though could well be that your boots were not setup correctly for the binding ?
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Hi, yep, neither binding release. Skiing on a glacier in crusty snow, reasonably high speed prang so would have expected them to release as they have before; and the boots and binding were set up by a ski shop
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My understanding is that the vast majority of ACL injuries are caused by it not being able to twist at the heal. Traditional design of bindings are designed to prevent your leg being broken, not to protect your ligaments.

I have changed my bindings to KneeSafe bindings to attempt to protect what is left of my knees (one of which has half the reconstructed ACL left inside with a third of the cartilage).
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@Alfiemalfie, just because they were set up by a shop doesn’t mean they were set correctly.
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I've been thinking of those Kneesafe bindings as this is my second ACL injury. What do you reckon to them?
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True, but you'd like to think they've done the job properly. And I'd been using them for two seasons with no previous issues
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Alfiemalfie wrote:
I've been thinking of those Kneesafe bindings as this is my second ACL injury. What do you reckon to them?
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I have got on fine with them and managed a test of the heal twist release once. I got them from SpyderJon when I was doing he ski servicing course. It helps with my confidence given the state my knees are now in which in itself is helpful.
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Thanks - looks like new bindings for me next season then!
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Definitely check out the new Salomon Shift bindings.

http://shift-bindings.salomon.com/en

I feel this is the future ... and has to be the safest touring binding around ...

BTW I have no association with Salomon.
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