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Binding fit question

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I just bought brand new marker squire bindings and had them mounted at REI. When I tested them out at home I noticed that the heel of the boot lifts up in the binding if I lean foreward hard. The release pressure is normal, and increasing the din doesn't effect the lift. I'd say the heel lifts a good inch and a half or more off the platform. None of the bindings on my previous skis have done this, I usually can't lift my heel at all unless I pull it out of the binding completely. Is this normal for this binding? I am a pretty small guy 140lbs 5'9" so these bindings should be plenty strong for me.
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Something is not right!  Take'm back.

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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post

Something is not right!  Take'm back.
Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Someone made a mistake mounting them.
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Yeah, that's what I thought...thanks. I was wondering if it was a mounting issue or a binding defect, but since its both bindings, it's probably a mounting problem.
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so i talked the shop guy at REI and he assured me that these bindings are supposed to do that.  he said they are "dynamic bindings" and are designed to have a flexibility in the heel without actually releasing.  Supposedly this is more forgiving on the knee and allows for lower DIN levels as the boot will move in the binding without actually releasing unless really torqued.  I guess we'll see how they go when i take em out.  He offered to look at them for me either way, but said that what i described was precisley what the binding is supposed to do and that they were perfectly safe...if not safer than my old bindings.

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