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Do my 1 year old Axium 110 bindings need to be checked????

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi. I have Rossi b2 bandits with Axium 110 bindings. I bought the bindings and had them mounted last season. They worked and released perfectly. At the end I turned down the DIN. I went to the local shop to have the DIN reset, but noticed the guys there didn't test the release. I am now paranoid.. redface.gif  Since the bindings have only seen 1 season, should I go out of my way and search for a shop that does checks, or could I just let it slide.... Thanks!

post #2 of 10

If it makes you feel better I have never had a binding rechecked, in fact I have no idea if any of the 4 sets of bindings I've purchased over the past three years were tested when they were mounted.  They have released when they should and I've never had a pre-release with any of them.  I wouldn't worry about it, they're practically brand new.

post #3 of 10

Any certified shop needs to test the binding's release function after performing any work which affects the release, ie length adjustment or DIN adjustment.  I don't think you need to be worried from a personal safety point of view, but you should be worried that you're getting work done at such a half-assed shop.

 

That said, I've never turned my DINs down in the summer and my oldest bindings, two pairs of rarely used Pivot 14s going on ten years, still test as well as they day they were first mounted.  But that's not what this thread is about.

post #4 of 10

I agree.  They say you should check every season; but in practice you probably are fine.  If you cleaned your bindings up from any gunk or grit at the end of the season, and the mechanism still feels nice and smooth as you remembered, chances are everything is fine.

 

 

On the other hand, there's nothing like peace of mind.  If you're second guessing yourself, get it tested and it will improve your confidence and that is worth the $.  Did they charge you for changing the DINs? If it was just a freebie service, maybe that's why they didn't do the machine test to save you the cash. Ask specifically for the machine test, but keep in mind they may charge you $15 or so.  

If you are paying, you should receive  a printout at the end with the tests and passing results (although at ski shops it is very possible the machine is out of paper/ink, lol).

post #5 of 10

I wouldn't worry about it.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Ok guys I'll probably just let it slide this year... and actually they charged me 18 bucks just for setting the DIN..... Time to look for a new ski shop! And over the summer all I did was turn them down. I'm unsure of how to clean them, and I don't trust myself taking them apart rolleyes.gif

 

Just to be sure though--- Weight: 120

Height- 5'7

Male

Type 3 skier


They set the DIN at a hair over 5. Sounds right???

post #7 of 10

Yea an $18 without the machine test is not a very customer friendly shop.

 

Don't take them apart or clean them.  I was just saying in terms of if they were covered in mud or salt, that you wiped that off before you put them away for storage.  Basically just that you cared for them and didn't mistreat them.

DIN needs your BootSoleLength as that's a big part of the calculation.  You can search google to bring up DIN charts, but I suspect 5 is probably right.

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by ShopRatAnon View Post

Any certified shop needs to test the binding's release function after performing any work which affects the release, ie length adjustment or DIN adjustment.  I don't think you need to be worried from a personal safety point of view, but you should be worried that you're getting work done at such a half-assed shop.

 

That said, I've never turned my DINs down in the summer and my oldest bindings, two pairs of rarely used Pivot 14s going on ten years, still test as well as they day they were first mounted.  But that's not what this thread is about.

ShopRat, if the Anon part of your user name stands for anonymous then it is best to stay that way because if what you say is true than every time we put a new customer on a rental ski and adjust the DIN setting and BSL, at the demo shop where I work, we would need to do a torque test.That never happens.

 

We do not torque test new bindings but do test demo ski bindings if they are put to use for a second season. The British Columbia Workers Compensation Board requires ski instructors and patrollers to get their skis torque tested each season. They rarely fail the test.

 

Most people never get their bindings tested, but if they start to come out of their skis when they don't want or expect to, then they figure they are getting stronger and skiing faster, so they up the DIN setting by .5 or 1. But since most skis wear out before the bindings, they are probably right.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Okay. Thanks everyone! Have a great season!!!!!

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

ShopRat, if the Anon part of your user name stands for anonymous then it is best to stay that way because if what you say is true than every time we put a new customer on a rental ski and adjust the DIN setting and BSL, at the demo shop where I work, we would need to do a torque test.That never happens.

 

 

I stand corrected, upon further inspection of the tech manuals I've learned that torque testing is not mandatory in Canada.  It is mandatory in America though that every new and used binding be torque tested following every adjustment.   It doesn't happen frequently, but on a periodic basis brand new bindings will fail a test and need to be replaced.  I just had a toe last week require twice the twist force to release in one direction but pass in the other.  The skier got a new binding and we sent the failed binding back to the manufacturer.  

 

Rental fleets have different rules- random sample sets are tested at the outset of the season and throughout the year.  It is obviously impractical to test every rental or demo ski every time it is taken out.  

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