For years I've been paying for a binding check at the beginning of each season. As I understand it, my boot is put into the binding, and then some sort of torque test is run to determine if the binding is in fact releasing at the pressure for which it is set.
As ski season approaches, I have been wondering if this check is necessary and/or useful. I have never had a binding fail this check. In addition, if I have the check performed in early November and I wonder if it is it really giving any assurance that my bindings are still working properly twenty ski days later in late March.
Any thoughts on whether binding checks are a useful part of getting your skis ready for the season or if there is some other way of determining if bindings are working properly, would be appreciated.