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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by Gavin8 View Post

Can anyone advise....  I just bought a pair of 195cms Armada AK JJs.  They came fitted with Tyrolia 18s.  I normally, ski with my Griffons or Dukes set at 8 or 9 on my line prophets or my Scott missions.  Next week I am going to Japan.  Should I set them higher for the powder?  I don't want to lose a ski, but nor do I want to injure my knees, nor do I want to be struggling to get my skis back on.  What are the issues to consider?

When you answer all the questions about setting the release value for your binding, none ask if you are skiing powder or hard pack. I don't think the binding cares about the snow; just what they are holding on to. Bindings should be set based on the skier and skier ability.
post #32 of 38

Keep the bindings set at you regular level and use powder cords to help reduce the likelihood of loosing the skis.

post #33 of 38

I would advise against increasing the DIN setting.  You might consider powder cords.  I have never used them (spent 4 hours finding a ski instead), but I hear they help.

post #34 of 38

Go to a fabric store and buy some bright pink ribbon, 1/2"-3/4" wide about 8-10 feet of it.  Cut the ribbons in half and before you head out to ski powder, tie one piece to each binding, click in and stuff the ribbon under the gaiters on your ski pants.  If you fall and a ski comes off the lightweight ribbon should be visible on top of the snow.

post #35 of 38

My DIN:

 

Powder DIN: 6.5

Hardpack DIN: 12

 

 

Much easier to shake a ski loose chattering down some icy crud than cruising smooth through the soft. 

post #36 of 38

My question was really more about the consideration of other aspects such as convenience and safety rather than simply the forces involved to make the ski release, but it is good to have my own suspicions confirmed, so thanks for taking the time to reply. 

post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyGuy View Post
 

Keep the bindings set at you regular level and use powder cords to help reduce the likelihood of loosing the skis.


Thanks.  Good idea. 

post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post
 

Go to a fabric store and buy some bright pink ribbon, 1/2"-3/4" wide about 8-10 feet of it.  Cut the ribbons in half and before you head out to ski powder, tie one piece to each binding, click in and stuff the ribbon under the gaiters on your ski pants.  If you fall and a ski comes off the lightweight ribbon should be visible on top of the snow.


Thanks, great idea. I'm straight on that. 

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