I'm mainly an alpine skier (lock-'em and rock-'em) but have a bunch of fun tele skiing on occasion. I was even debating switching to tele full time for simplicity and since it seems to beat your body up less than alpine. That was until I broke my leg teleing last week when my ski grabbed a branch hidden under the powder. Now I'm wondering if teleing is such a good idea. I feel lucky I broke my leg instead of ripping up my knee. The non-releasable bindings scare me now. If I had been on my alpines, I would have had to hike back up to get my ski and been back up this weekend. How common are injuries with tele bindings? I would have thought the free heel would compensate for not being releasable but I guess not in a twisting fall or when the tip is pulled down. Any thoughts?