Did a weird fall today and escaped with absolutely no harm. I did an unusual spinout out of 2 (working on some new techniques) and managed to pretty much ski into the handle V. Of course, this gave a good jerk to my ski. In a rubber boot, that can hurt quite a bit, although admittedly not likely to cause serious injury.
With the OB4, the front boot simply popped off. It was so smooth I didn't even realize it had happened until my right foot started floating away from the ski. I also suspect that the instant release helped avoid damage to the ski. As a minor bonus, I was able to reinsert the boot without having to get on the platform.
To be fair, most pin systems would have worked the same way. But anyway I came away still very happy with my move to OB4s.
Great invention @mmosley899
Also ran 4.5 @ -38 today (after the above fall), tying season best. I'm mostly working on -32 right now trying to change some fundamentals. But today I decided to take a crack to see if anything was starting to rub off. Seems like a little has!
Waay aside: This led @MikeT
to wonder if it would be possible to take off with just one foot in and then snap in the rear boot. Not sure there's any real point to that, but an amusing idea!