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Pre-mounting nerves -- the right bindings for the job?

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My son bought some Tyrolia LD12 bindings to go on a new pair of all-mountain skis. They haven't been mounted yet. He's quite solid (97kg/213lbs and 6ft) and using one of those online Din calculators (a Salomon chart) he should be either 8 (if we say he's a Type 2 skier) or a 9.5 (if Type 3). I vacillated between the two types because although he's beyond intermediate level, he's not (at this stage anyway) really a very hard charging, cliff-jumping skier. (Having new, well-fitting ski boots might change that though.) 

 

I guess my question is: is a binding that goes up to 12 going to be solid enough for him, or should he consider something that goes up to 14/15 instead to be on the safe side, and to avoid potentially having to drill another set of holes in his fancy new skis?

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Running a 12 DIN in the 8-9.5 range should be just fine.  Technically, running it at 11.9999999 would be safe.  But, since they are powered by springs, they do perform best a little shy of absolute max.  If he were at 10.5 and a very serious skier a higher DIN binding would certainly be highly recommended. 
 

You did well.,  They'll be great for him wink.gif

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Great, thanks, that's a relief! By the time (and if) he becomes a very serious skier, he should have lost some of that "bulk" anyway!

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