I need to get two pairs of new bindings for two wide pairs of skis (112mm and 128mm). I have skied both of these skis for two years with Tyrolia Railflex bindings and Head Mojo 15s. I tried the Railflex in order to travel with one pair of bindings and two pairs of skis. I then put the Mojos on the 128mm wide ski.
I have spent some time reading post on this site and a few others, and wanted to get some input with a new post.
I have one issue with both bindings. When I encounter hard pack or wind blown snow I often find that the toe of the binding releases my boot. This is always at a very steep slope angle. At a steep slope angle there tends to be exposure and risk involved in pre-releasing or lots of great snow to be skied and now I have to clean up my gear to get back to skiing. in addition, it is always the outside ski that releases.
My DIN setting is a 6 and I have gone as high as 8 and still find the same issue. At a DIN of 8, I run into an issue of tweaking my ankle in deep snow when I have fallen and the ski is under the snow and perhaps a tree branch and the binding releases with to much strain on my ankle. I have never had this problem on my narrow groomer skis (salomon, volkl) with a 6 DIN.
1: The sole of my boots are fine, the bindings pass the torque test and the forward pressure is fine.
2: I am going to get new bindings.
3: I am looking for new binding recommendations. I am a level III skier, who weighs 140 lbs.
4: Are there some issues that I do not know about that may be causing the binding to release?
i.e. increase pressure on a wide ski on steep hardpack requires higher DIN settings, current bindings are not appropriate for wide skis, ....
Thanks for your help.