Started by Tomski in Ski Hardware 10-Oct-2007 - 32 Replies
Great choice of skis! You will really enjoy them.
I need to know what bindings you bought!
While you get me name and model, I will give you the Bindings 101 Course.
Three forces are needed to adjust on bindings.
1.Release ( or your parachute) This is the DIN level. They are the figures you see in front and rear units. This setting is based on your weight , ability level and boot size ( sole)! A standard chart has been used for all bindings all over the world!
2. Rear pressure setting
If you have Atomic NEOX units it is the lower screw at the rear unit! This tension is very important for correct vibration damping and release of units.
3. Front vertical pressure. That is how much pressure you have on plate under sole of ski boot.
If you have the NEOX units there is not setting since they adjust automatically!
I have to warn you, that you must set units correctly! Your legs depend on it!
Based on your syntax and lack of capitals, I suspect you are in the teens" No problem with that, just make sure your parents understand that this is a safety issue!
Give me your ability level, weight, and boot sole length and I will tell you what is the recommended setting for you!
Please check this setting at least once every month!
Hope this helps you!
Sorry to say it but if you try to adjust the bindings yourself and get it wrong it is your health you risk. Even if you get the correct DIN setting, all the other clearances need to be correct for the binding to release the way it is designed to and stop your leg or knee breaking.
Either the shop you bought them from should set them up with your boots, or take them to a ski shop the next time you go out to the slopes.
Pole length estimate is to turn a pole upside down, rest it on the floor vertically and grip under the basket. Your forearm should be horizontal if the pole is the correct size.
Enjoy the new skis,
On the pole front it depends alot on what you prefer, or even what feels right, if you buy a pole too big, it can easily be cut down!
I like this meathod because I don't ski in situations where a prerelease might be dangerous. It allows me to have settings which are below where the setting chart might put me, but at the same time meeting my needs and risk preference.
Many people feel that the risk of injury through losing a ski prematurely is too high with this meathod (and some that it is not manly to have low DIN settings).
It is possible to do a crude test by trying to twist your boot out of the binding in various ways, but also possible to injure yourself in the process.
If you do decide to set bindings up yourself, you should do a lot on research and understand the risk.
try that one-seems to be really good! under calculated for me a bit but can't be as bad as an overcalculation right?
Topic last updated on 12-January-2009 at 11:17