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Setting the DIN at absolute minimum?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I've read that one should aim to have a binding with which one's DIN is in the middle of the range, but is there any problem using a binding with which one's DIN is at the absolute minimum of a binding's range, other than perhaps not having any lower adjustment room if necessary?

Specifically, the Salomon STH 14 Driver with a range of 6-14 and a skier whose appropriate DIN setting is six.

post #2 of 5

If it passes the release check then you can be reasonably assured that it will release at the recommended torque. 

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

I suppose that means that there's no way to tell for sure if the lowest setting would be appropriate until the binding is mounted and torque checked.

post #4 of 5

I actually encounter this issue as I set at either a 6 for free skiing or a 7 for race and training. I have heard about not being at the bottom (or the top) of the range. I also was in a shop where they made bindings and they showed me what seemed to me the crazy wide range of pressures that still met the DIN standards for release (in some cases the variance allowable were over 50%). I decided that however desirable they might be, I would not buy binding that started at 6, I get the "regular" bindings that go usually from 3 or 4 to 12.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys.

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