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When buying a binding, what DIN range is appropriate?

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Got a quandary.  I've found a binding I really like (design, material, weight, form, function)  but I'm pretty low on the binding DIN range.

 

The DIN calculator has me at a DIN 6, which is what the shop adjusts my gear too and I crank it up later to a 7 which is just perfect.  I'm at the upper end of the age chart so that doesn't help matters.

 

Here's the deal.

The Salomon STH2 13 binding (which I like) has a range of 5-13.  I like it, and it's a little newer.

The year older STH 12 binding has a din range of 4-12.  

 

I'm going to dial in at a 7.  What do you think? 

 

Thanks,

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Originally Posted by billskis View Post
 

Got a quandary.  I've found a binding I really like (design, material, weight, form, function)  but I'm pretty low on the binding DIN range.

 

The DIN calculator has me at a DIN 6, which is what the shop adjusts my gear too and I crank it up later to a 7 which is just perfect.  I'm at the upper end of the age chart so that doesn't help matters.

 

Here's the deal.

The Salomon STH2 13 binding (which I like) has a range of 5-13.  I like it, and it's a little newer.

The year older STH 12 binding has a din range of 4-12.  

 

I'm going to dial in at a 7.  What do you think? 

 

Thanks,

It doesn't matter. either will work fine!

 

there is a school of though you should try to be in the middle of the DIN range, but I think if you are not at the very bottom or very top, in your case 5 or 13 or 4 and 12   7 will be fine on either!


Edited by Atomicman - 9/22/14 at 11:56am
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If I recall correctly the STH 12 comes with the less favored toe, unless you order the STH12-Driver. The STH2-13 comes with the (upgraded) driver toe, which is reputed to be better. I say reputed because all I know about the difference is internet wisdom. So take that for what it's worth.

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Originally Posted by billskis View Post
 

Got a quandary.  I've found a binding I really like (design, material, weight, form, function)  but I'm pretty low on the binding DIN range.

 

The DIN calculator has me at a DIN 6, which is what the shop adjusts my gear too and I crank it up later to a 7 which is just perfect.  I'm at the upper end of the age chart so that doesn't help matters.

 

Here's the deal.

The Salomon STH2 13 binding (which I like) has a range of 5-13.  I like it, and it's a little newer.

The year older STH 12 binding has a din range of 4-12.  

 

I'm going to dial in at a 7.  What do you think? 

 

Thanks,


The STH2 13 binding is fine for anyone using a binding setting between 5 and 13 inclusive.

Get it. You will be using it at 25 percent of the range away from what is theoretically its ideal setting.

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