Originally Posted by Philpug
For those who do ski out of Indemnified bindings, shops CAN test them, they will FAIL visual inspection since they are not on the indemnification list but they can test them to see if they are functioning within the ranges that they should. It is up to the individual shop to do this or not, expect to pay the usual testing charge.
Yes, that. Some (not all) shops will service non-indemnified bindings. They're more likely to do it if you are a "regular". They'll just have you sign a waiver saying that you agree that the binding is no longer on the manufacturer's indemnified list and they can't be responsible for anything that happens to it (or you).
I would think most shops would at least be willing to do a release test on an old binding, as long as you mount/adjust them yourself. But it's at the shop's discretion.
If you had the kit to do the testing you could easily do it yourself. It's just that most people don't have a carefully calibrated force meter lying around, especially one configured to test a binding release at the proper angle.
As for the OP: I wouldn't worry at all about modern bindings that are less than 5 years old. If they are in storage for >1 year, however, I would have them adjusted, checked, and release tested before using them again. I like to have my bindings tested at the start of every season, but not everyone does that.