View Full Version : general questions about bindings
11-03-2003, 01:43 PM
I'm new to the freeskiing world, so:
I'm 6'3, I weigh 160pounds and the solelength of my boots is 322mm. That would mean I'm a DIN 6, I guess. If I adjust them at 6, will I lose them easily on powder? I heard freeskiers often adjust their bindings very hard. Once I saw a ski teacher falling hard on a 360 and his bindings didn't release. Is that normal? How do I have to adjust my bindings when skiing park? Do I have to buy a high-din binding or can I still ride a cheaper low-din binding?
Please don't feel offended if those questions are too stupid :)
wow dude....just ride, and if you keep popping out of your binders, then tighten up....its really a personal thing, and we have no idea how you ski
11-03-2003, 07:53 PM
6 is quite low, I'd think you'd pop out of them often in bumps or hard landings. I'm 6'3 155 and usually have them set between 8-10 depending on which binding I'm using. But take Z's advice to start.
So, I want to paint my ski's. Can I pull the bindings and then put them back in the old holes? Or do I need to remount them if I do that?
01-12-2009, 03:13 PM
I have some skis with Marker bindings. Don't know how old they are, but probably 6-8 years old. Just bought my daughter new boots and need to know how to adjust the bindings to fit the boots, AND according to her height/weight/skiing ability. Where can I find a chart?
01-12-2009, 04:21 PM
Jeebus Christ JONG, thats pretty impressive that you found a thread from over 5 years ago.
Anyway, uhh google? Something like this? http://www.dinsetting.com/
01-12-2009, 05:14 PM
thanks for the link, bfree. to show you how long its been since i skied, i didn't even know they're called DIN settings. anyway, someone told me bindings have a limited useful life - which makes perfect sense since they are mechanical and depend on springs to work - but i'm wondering if there's a way to tell if the bindings i have are still good? like a torque test or pressure release test that doesn't require special equipment or tools?
01-12-2009, 06:22 PM
if you don't know what you're doing when adjusting bindings, take them to your ski shop. your knees will thank you. if you want to learn more, take along a 6 pack.
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