Started by Mackar in Ski Chatter - 29 Replies
I know the DIN settings for all my family and regular ski friends.
By all means check the DIN value before getting on snow,,,but also have technician check the REAR tension setting !
You can have the correct DIN setting,,,but if that rear tension pressure is not set correctly,,,,,off you go into the woods !
How is this done ?
On all bindings you can move rear unit via a screw, a rail or a level ! This is done to create enough pressure on the heel to push ski boot forward on front toe piece!
Too low pressure, boots will come off at smallest pressure
Too much pressure,,,boots will never come off!
On rental ( hire) skis there is a long track in the back and often when technician is in a hurry,,this unit is NOT placed correctly !
For skiers who want to check their own units see manuals or ask shop to tell you how to,,,
There are several indications.
On some the screw head must be flush to housing
On some there is a range ( with lines) on base with a triangle as indicator!
On some there is a window on side with a white line
For a safe ski day check this !
Happy Summer every one!!!
It is the boot length in millimetres than is the important factor.
Worth knowing your boot length - assuming own boots/hire skis - and then just look at the lines to make sure this corresponds with your boot length.
Like you,I once deliberately set a low DIN setting, thinking a) I never fall, b) I therefore would be protecting my knee. Then I jumped onto a steep off piste, and, errm, walked out of my ski. The skibrakes didn't work in powder, and I followed the track hip-hoppy for half a kilometer, eventually finding about three inches of tail sticking out of the snow.
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