Ramy-Securus Cable Ski Binding — 1957
Circa 1957 “alpine” ski bindings used cables that could be configured for either walking uphill with a free heel, or downhill skiing with the cable threaded through “lugs” and thus holding the heel of the boot down. Problem was that virtually none of these bindings had any sort of safety release in the case of a twisting fall. Ramy-Securus attempted to remedy this by providing “toe irons” that rode on a spring loaded pin and would open up with excessive force. It’s unknown if this binding really provided any additional protection from leg injury, but it has a place in history as an early attempt at a “safety” binding.
This binding was donated by Clyde Soles. They came originally from Stevie Sidener, well known ski industry man, who badly injured in fall from ladder in 2004 and eventually perished from his injuries in 2013.