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  1. #26
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    I barely register on the DIN range but my daily drivers are P18s with 600+ days on them.
    If you’re not exploding plastic bindings you’re not skiing hard enough.

  2. #27
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    because i am 230something
    In the room the women come and go
    Talking of Michelangelo

  3. #28
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    High Dins
    Low Standards

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  4. #29
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    smarll AZN man onrey need DIN 7 neva blake, you fat Amelican so funny
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    smarll AZN man onrey need DIN 7 neva blake, you fat Amelican so funny
    In the room the women come and go
    Talking of Michelangelo

  6. #31
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    sorry about the fat shaming
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  7. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal Olson View Post
    So that said, I personally think that U-spring bindings (race heels) actually work better that standard prong bindings (vertical/radical heels) because the spring is much bigger and can just work in its natural way without wacky changes to preload/etc to keep you in. It's a more known and plannable entity that has much more consistent releases, should you need them.
    Would be interested to hear more thoughts on this, I've never heard this perspective

  8. #33
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    OP,

    As an also large guy, with larger than average feet (ladies...), I've found that DIN setting is super-sensitive to BSL so I need to go with lower-spec bindings if I want a shop to mount/test.

    Think about all of those nice big skis mounted with P18's for 295-305 BSL in Gear Swap. When I'm up at 240lbs* w/339 BSL, I am mathematically eliminated from using P18s according to the DIN standard -> minimum setting is too high.

    On the other hand, my 16-yo daughter with much smaller feet, and half my weight, passed me on the DIN scale last year since I turned 50 (losing 1 point) when same level of skiing skill is entered.


    * Not that fat anymore, XXX, but never regretted the meals on the way up! Doctor says I should have...

  9. #34
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    I got the small AZN feet (centuries of foot binding eh ) so small BSL needs a higher DIN

    I have never tested bindings or taken them to the shop, instead I just start low and turn them up til they stop falling off which is about 7, one more din for 8 on the vibram heels of AT boots
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  10. #35
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    Because this...

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    Last edited by Danno; 01-12-2021 at 08:36 AM.

  11. #36
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    Dude wtf

  12. #37
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    What can I say, I have an extensive dildo collection.

  13. #38
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    some things you can not unsee

    I bet he is one of them guys who claims the BMI doesnt apply to him
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  14. #39
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    Unnecessary

  15. #40
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    Have a pair of 14 din pivots that are maybe 7 years old that are creaky as fuck. Kind of sketch me out and will probably replace in the near future.

    Those new metal 15s fill a nice void for those of us that are skiing at the lower end of an 18 din binding but want the durability.

  16. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    Unnecessary
    Just like this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmartin69 View Post
    Just like this thread...
    That may be so, but you still owe us some titties to make up for that shit.

    Wanted to add that if I were a more proficient skier, with better technical skills, I could easily run a lower din setting and wouldn’t need a metal binding with high release values and tons of elastic travel. Big stable skis and high DIN mask a lot of my insufficiencies as a skier. Not saying everyone on katanas w/916s is a hack, but it certainly helps me out.

  18. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirVicSmasher View Post
    High Dins
    Low Standards

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    Shirt please

  19. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by scmartin69 View Post
    Just like this thread...

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    Do you think you could ever go back?

  20. #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclebill View Post
    Do you think you could ever go back?
    No... But if I'm being really honest I'm more of a Forza guy.

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  21. #46
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    What is so hard about keeping NSFW content out of threads that are not clearly labeled "NSFW?" Seriously, go fuck yourself.
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

  22. #47
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    I kind of like that picture.

  23. #48
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    Personally I like the extra weight and feel that it helps keep my skis from deflecting. I currrently have
    3 - Pivot 15/18’s
    2 - Pivot 14’s
    1 - STH216
    2 - Warden 13’s

    They are all fine but if I can a get a deal I go metal. Toe height keeps creeping on my oldest Wardens..
    Last edited by Eluder; 01-13-2021 at 11:01 PM.
    a positive attitude will not solve all of your problems, but it may annoy enough people to make it worth the effort

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefortrees View Post
    I kind of like that picture.
    So you could say it has a certain, je ne sais quoi?

  25. #50
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    Another reason - sometimes the higher din model has a better design or more features.

    For example
    - older higher din Sollys have the worm screw heal
    - higher din FKS’s have the post mounted race toe
    - higher din attacks have more boot compatibility


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