So my daughter is progressing very well - just qualified for Regionals yesterday. Right now she's running a first generation Radar "Source" binding w/ a RTP which works well enough, but she's going to outgrow it's performance pretty soon if she hasn't already. I would like to get her a new binding heading into next year, but I'm not sure which direction to go. I know there is a 101 threads on "which binding is best", but it's just... different... when I'm thinking about injury prevention and performance for my daughter. I watched my ski buddy's son break his ankle and I want to avoid that if at all possible. I know nothing is 100% safe. I've narrowed it down to a number of choices - and I can think of pro's and con's to each, but I would like to know what you think.
Bindings - a different choice for my daughter 18 votes
Just go with the next model up - Radar Rail (this is what my wife uses)
Go with a classic rubber - D3 Leverage (this is what my son and most of the other kids in our area use)
Go with a hybrid - Radar Stradas (this is what I formerly used)
Go with a hardshell - Reflex (this is what currently use)
Go with something else...