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08-16-2004, 08:25 PM #1
Freerides or Titanal 3's and a DIN ?
I was going to pick up a pair of freerides but I just got back from having a pair of skis mounted and they told me that my DIN setting is a 7 on the chart I've always skiied at 9. Now granted I've lost 15 pounds and have finally given up trying to claim the extra 2 inches of height that was added by the high school lax teams media guide but going from 6 feet and 240 to 5' 10" and 225 moves me 2 places on the din chart? I wasn't going to buy Titanals because they max out at 10 but if I've moved to a 7 do they become an option?
- Excessive, obsessive gear questioning 10 yards, loss of down
- Not using techtak 5 yards
- Excessive spraying 10 yards loss of down
08-16-2004, 09:00 PM #2
buy freerides, ski at 8 and see if you release too soon. better to have the extra DIN and not use it then maxing out (and trashing) the D2 or D3's
08-17-2004, 12:32 AM #3
My vote is for the Freeride. I'm about 5' 11''/185 and then a 20lb pack. I ride at about 11.5 on the FR and it has done well for me. I was riding above 12 so I would not come out at all when in sketchy situations bc. Long story short, I forgot to change back when in bounds and tore my mcl. At 225, if you're skiing anything from advanced to expert, as they call it, you should be fine with about 10. That means you'll need the FR so the spring has room to move if you get tossed. Either way, make sure you're comfortable with the setting. Operations suck.
Last edited by AltaPowderDaze; 08-17-2004 at 12:34 AM.
08-17-2004, 12:42 AM #4
I have skied DII's for about 4 years now at a din 9 and they have been fine. Fritschi's release a lot harder than do Soly's. I have used mine almost solely for touring so no in bounds bumps, drops, etc that would be harder on binders. The freerides will give you a bit of extra room should you be have any problems releasing on the DIII's, but I would be surprised based on my experience. If I had to do it again I would get the DIII's based on what is available now.
EDIT: I'm only 5'9" and around 160 so considerably lighter than you. You can ski the Fritschi's at the same din as "normal" binders so go with what you would normally.
Last edited by comish; 08-17-2004 at 12:56 AM.He who has the most fun wins!