First off I’ve been following this forum for quite some time but this is my first post! I’m currently on a Syndicate A3 with double HO Animal bindings that lace in the back. I’ve been skiing on the Purdue Ski team for the past two years and had a bad OTF crash in practice coming across the wake that tweaked both my ankles. Luckily after some ice and rest I was perfectly fine but it kinda spooked me and got me to think more as far as safety regarding my feet and knees.
Ive been researching releasable bindings for the past few months now and have looked hard at the reflex bindings and OB4’s. One thing I noticed was the difficulty of having a double hardshell set up (along with the price) as far as sometimes the bindings don’t release together resulting in front ankle injuries. Because of this I have thought about going the hardshell front and hybrid rear toe plate route.
My main concerns are having difficulty moving from being on double animal bindings my whole life to not only a hardshell binding, but also from double boot to hybrid toe plate. Any input would be super appreciated!
Thanks in advance everyone, and glad to be here!