Originally Posted by GorgeSkier @Oleg S
, by my eye I read the settings this way:
1st toe pic: 7
2nd toe pic: 8 or just under 8
1st heel pic: 8.5 or close to it
2nd heel pic: 8.5 or close to it
Pay careful attention to the scale markings as they flip direction from the heel to toe piece.
Whoever did the mount needs to reset and retest the settings, IMO.
The toe pictures are hard to interpret--they're taken from a bit of an angle and with the indicator recessed below the scale parallax could easily explain the appearance. It does look like the second toe is 1/2 a step higher than the first. The fact that the shop deliberately set the one toe lower than the other 3 pieces suggests to me that they tested and adjusted carefully. No harm in asking the shop about it, but I wouldn't get too excited about it and I see no reason to suspect that anyone did anything wrong. Also--the difference between 8 and 9 in the toes is very thin, DIN values are not exact science but a rough approximation--after all the weight, height, and BSL brackets, not to mention the ability brackets, are very broad. BTW some shops will simply fail a binding that doesn't test to specs and refuse to adjust it to spec release values and just tell you you need new bindings, although maybe not when the difference is half a step. Another question--did the shop want one boot or two? Most shops ask for one boot and adjust both bindings to it, but with a used set of boots, differences in wear can cause release values to vary, so if they tested with both boots I would assume they labelled the skis left and right and if so you should use the skis that way. That said, I've never had them ask for both boots and I've always used the skis interchangeably. Like I said, it's an inexact science.