Has anyone made their own gizmo to test the release torque of bindings to make sure it matches the expected DIN settings?
I imagine it ought to be possible to make something suitable with a torque wrench. For example, to test the twisting torque in the horizontal plane required to make the binding release, you could have a piece of wood that goes into the boot, attached to a torque wrench via an extension shaft. Then you just twist until the binding pops.
To test upwards release on toe or heel would be a bit more complicated, but still do-able.
If anyone has dabbled in this area, I'd be very interested in details, pics, etc.
P.S. In case anyone is wondering why I'd be crazy enough to want to do something like this myself instead of simply taking them to a shop, the reasons are:
1) I usually trust something I do more than the same thing done by someone else; and
2) I *like* making/doing things