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Look HP 99 DIN Chart

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Can anyone direct me to a Look HP 99 or similar DIN Chart? 

post #2 of 8

My understanding is that DIN is a standard and everyone's DIN charts are essentially the same. Just use an Internet search tool (like Google) and type in the words: ski, DIN, chart. Use any of them that pop up with the search. If you compare multiples you'll see that they're the same.

post #3 of 8
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I have heard that as well, but I've also read a thread in which a guy said he set his Look bindings 1-2 places lighter than Marker Binding settings.  I'm just trying find out what is accurate.  My son is just getting into skiing and a friend gave him skis that he hasen't used in a while.  The Hexcel skis and the Look HP 99 bindings are still in great condition.  When he used them he was around 180 lbs and an advanced skier.  My son is 125 lbs and 6 ft tall so Odviously the DIN settings need to be adjusted.  I've called all of the skis shops in the area and they will not work on them because of their age.  So I am researching it myself. 

 

The Marker DIN chart says he should be at 3-4, but I'm just not sure that the Look HP 99 settings should be the same.

post #4 of 8

Here's one for Marker and Solomon.

 

http://www.dinsetting.com/

 

It's got a choice of binding brand, but I haven't found the settings where the DINs are different.

 

Maybe someone who's more bored than I am will.

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Thanks,  I have this one, but I appreciate your time.

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Originally Posted by wjb56 View Post

I have heard that as well, but I've also read a thread in which a guy said he set his Look bindings 1-2 places lighter than Marker Binding settings.  I'm just trying find out what is accurate.  My son is just getting into skiing and a friend gave him skis that he hasen't used in a while.  The Hexcel skis and the Look HP 99 bindings are still in great condition.  When he used them he was around 180 lbs and an advanced skier.  My son is 125 lbs and 6 ft tall so Odviously the DIN settings need to be adjusted.  I've called all of the skis shops in the area and they will not work on them because of their age.  So I am researching it myself. 

 

The Marker DIN chart says he should be at 3-4, but I'm just not sure that the Look HP 99 settings should be the same.


Are you sure he didn't say he set his Looks 1-2 points lighter than HIS Marker settings. I'd be tempted to interpret that as "I've always skied Markers on 10, but find I can get away with 8 on my new Looks", which has little if anything to do with DIN charts and everything to do with Markers(*) being notorious for pre-releasing. It doen't help if the Marker/Look/Salomon/Tyrolia chart say 8 if you actually need 10 on Markers to keep your skis on your feet. Compare the charts, they're essentially the same for all brands, including Marker.

 

(*) the Marker Royal family (Jester/Baron/Duke/Griffon/Squire) is generally accepted to break with the long tradition of Marker pre-releases :-)

 

(**) why does Marker need to make a Comp 30.0 race binding when every other manufacturer stops at DIN 20? Just idle curiousity....

 

 

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Squawker,

 

I believe you are correct about his comment.  Now that you mention it, I think he did comment about markers pre-release.  Thank you for clearing this up. 

post #8 of 8

IIRC, Look HP99's are 20+ years old and are from a generation when the plastics were at their lowest grade. These are time bombs of a binding and shouldn't be skied even if they are new in the box. 

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