Just bought some new gear for the upcoming season. I'm a pretty solid skier (Type 3 I guess). I'm 5 eight 185lbs (I have a very muscular build, I'm a good athlete) and the DIN setting chart reccomends an 8 for me. I ride all mountain and some park.
Anyways, I was going to get some Marker Griffon Schizos, like them because of the side mounting and I can change from Park to All mountain skiing position on the same binding. I was looking online and found the 2013s for $270, but then I founds some 2012 Jester Schizos (New) for $250 on clearance. I decided to jump on them because of the extra metal parts (Over the plastic griffons).
So my question is is it ok that the DIN Range is 6-16 on the Jesters (Vs. 4-13 on the griffons)? And that I will be using them in the lower part of the range at around 8? I'm thinking it's fine considering the extra durability and I still have room to a) Get better and B) Grow some more.
I did search the forums for a while and it seamed like most of the discussion was focused on not running the DIN at the top end of the range. didn't find much on running on the lower end of the range.
Thanks in Advance