This is so narrow-minded, it angers me. So if you loose a ski you must be somebody who doesn't know left from right?
Tell that to all those WC guys who pre-released and have a dedicated ski man brushing their boots and fixing their bindings.
Pre-release is REAL. It's a combination of factors that trick the binding into releasing when it's not supposed to. I DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.
I have binding set at all kind of different DINs depending on the ski and what I will do with it. My powder skis are at 9, my carvers 10, and my race stuff at 12-14. I have fallen several times and the bindings always did what they were supposed to do, release to prevent injury, stay on if the forces were minor.
MY problem is when the "correct" DIN setting puts me at risk of INJURY because the cookie cutter chart doesn't take into account how/what I will do with the skis, and as a result I loose a ski in the middle of a turn.
Rest assured that I know how to clean my boots and set forward pressure...
Are there some people that just crank'em because why not? sure. Are there people who will get injured? sure. Does everybody suffer from terrible injuries because the DIN is higher than the chart? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
Before the "I will sue over anything" US mentality thanks to the ***** who could't figure out hot coffee is hot, there wasn't all this craziness about sticking to the golden numbers.
BTW which chart should we all use? Salomon? Marker? what if I'm not on either brands? Come on give me a brake...
Yea, even the best can catch an edge, hit a rut etc.. It's a risk level one takes. No need to take my take on the situation personal.
To catch and edge:
Not what happened in the video
Hitting a rut:
He is racing WC ruts are 1 part of the deal, 2 not significant in this instance (BIB 17)
What happened is a binding that released when the skier was in control and lead to an high speed crash.
That is pretty much the definition of PRE-RELEASE.
If you cannot see this, and cannot see why some skiers NEED to have higher DIN setting that there's no point for me to try and explain it.
It's not increasing the risk level! In situation like this an higher DIN DECREASES risk! That's the whole point of running higher than "recommended" DINs
Again this doesn't mean one should get Comp30.0 and crank them up all the way just in case. It simply means that, if the chart doesn't do it for you, it is OK to increase the sitting. Actually, you SHOULD increase it in order to increase your level of safety while skiing!
And yes I do take it personally because when you generalize and put every skier in the same boat, and speak of FACT, well I'm sorry but you are simply wrong.
I see dudes crash and go down. A ski comes off. They blame it on a so called "Pre-release". The fact is they did something wrong. Sometimes they don't even know how to clean the snow from the boot, or the forward pressure is not set right. See above
In my way of thinking all this "my binding pre released" deal just means you caught an edge. That's the way it is supposed to work. Not what happened in the video so what was that?
If one feels they need to set the binding tighter they are only taking more risk to screw up their legs. It should not be skier level. It should be risk level. Yes it is risk but the other way around. It's all about level, the faster you ski, the higher you recovery abilities, the more difficult the terrain, all comes into play.
If you are lucky your binding will tear out of the ski before you tear all your ligaments up etc. Bindings were never designed to prevent ligament injury, and still aren't. (let's leave out the knee bindings feud)
Geez, I hope you feel better now. I never even watched the video. I just said my take. Anything I said had nothing to do with you or anything you said. Take a chill pill!