I just ordered my first skis from an online shop. I already told them by boot sole length and they will mount the bindings accordingly and ship it that way. However, they told me that I still need to bring the ski to ski shop to "set the forward pressure, Din and test the bindings with your boot and adjust them to your height and weight to ensure safety and stability."
Today I went to a few ski shops asking how much this would cost me, and they said something between $40-50 with a wait time of ~2 weeks.
Last year I already had my boots and was renting only the skis. That time I remember it was taking less than 2 minutes for the person to adjust the DIN to my boots. I remember he was just playing with a screw. So, I don't understand why they are quoting this long wait time and very expensive price for doing this.
My questions is how important do you think it is for me to bring the skis to ski shop and pay this price for the DIN setting? is this something I can do by myself? Also do you know any ski shop around boston-cambridge area that offers reasonable prices for these kind of things?
Thanks a lot for the help!