Kandahar binding plate AREN'T YOU CURIOUS TOO?
Before Silveretta took over, the dominant binding for ski jumping was the KANDAHAR cable binding (made in Norway) with Bergen front throws. But Kandahar is a large city in southern Afghanistan. What is the connection?
I have been curious for a long time, but with Kandahar, the city, recently in the news, I have finally dug around and, I think, found the answer. It seems that the connection is through the famous Arlberg-Kandahar ski race, which grew out of a first race in 1911 for which a British war hero put up a trophy. Read about it in a brief history by Allen Adler (click and scroll down).