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Bindings.. DIY or pro? Tips please!

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hola! Bought some new skis, and boots.
Salomon S710 and head argon boots.

I'm a size 13, the skis were setup for a 10. I've looked up how to adjust the bindings and everyone says to have a pro do it, especially adjusting the DIN. Should I?
I live in the south east so there's not a whole lot of ski shops around here to begin with.

As for the DIN, I found an online calculator that suggested a 6 for me. I'm 6'1, 235, intermediate skier. Prefer blues, I don't usually go too fast or do anything crazy. Is 6 accurate?

I was just messing around and loosened the rear screw but the binding still wouldn't slide. Maybe it's just tight? I didn't try to force it.
Any help would be appreciated.
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post #3 of 16
I guess the risk is lower with brand new bindings but the spring inside the binding loses its tension over time and you have to compensate for it by cranking up the DIN. When it doubt especially later when they get older, take them to a store for torque testing every season or two.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the link. My question mainly is, if this is something a beginner should attempt or if it's worth it for me to take it to a shop. If so, any ideas what the normal fee is?
post #5 of 16
I believe the answer was provided already. Torque testing is $20. Anyone can set the DIN. The real question is whether you trust the manufacturer QC/spring tension tolerance on new bindings...you're probably ok. Textbook answer is get it checked every season.
post #6 of 16

No, a beginner should not attempt to adjust their own bindings.  Fifty bucks is a reasonable charge for a certified shop tech to adjust and test your bindings.  $25 is a reasonable fee of they don't need to do much but change the DIN and test them.  Going from a 10 to a 13 or vice versa will likely require remounting the bindings unless they are system or demo bindings.

post #7 of 16

Head for the shop, pick up a six pack on the way (for the tech, but go ahead and get one for yourself if you want), and have them do it.  Sounds like you might need a remount because you're looking at as much as a three centimeter difference in the length of boots between yours and the original.  They may be rental bindings which makes things easier, but if it's a remount it could cost between $20 and $50, bringing beer may help you qualify for the lower price.

 

The rear screw you're messing with might be the forward pressure adjustment - doesn't have anything to do with adjusting for the length of boots.  So yes, after reading your posts I'd say it is definitely worth taking them in.  

post #8 of 16
I'm mechanically keen and self sufficient so I get mind done but not knowing your background, get it done at a shop is the right answer... There is forward pressure that you need to set. Method of which varies by make/model, etc.

Just watch, learn and ask questions. You'll quickly find its not rocket science... You do need the torque machine to calibrate and compensate the DIN for deteriorating springs though..

Remounting the bindings for din adjustments???? Never heard that one before
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by nochaser View Post

Remounting the bindings for din adjustments???? Never heard that one before

 

Dude, you're not reading closely enough.  The OP wrote:

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 I'm a size 13, the skis were setup for a 10. I've looked up how to adjust the bindings and everyone says to have a pro do it, especially adjusting the DIN. Should I?

 

And as I and others wrote, that's a significant (likely over an inch) difference in the length of the boots, which, as I and others wrote, would likely require a remount unless those are rental or demo bindings.  

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well considering we posted at almost the exact time and my last response was to the poster that shared the link, I hadn't seen your post or taken it in account obviously. Regardless, thanks for the reply.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

Dude, you're not reading closely enough.  The OP wrote:

And as I and others wrote, that's a significant (likely over an inch) difference in the length of the boots, which, as I and others wrote, would likely require a remount unless those are rental or demo bindings.  
thanks. And yes I need to take a reading class
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
I called the local shop, they quoted $15 for adjusting bindings and a wax. I'm sure it be more if they have to remount obviously but judging from the advice here i just let them do it this time to be sure.. Thanks for the help
post #13 of 16
Ok here is my comeback and value-add for this thread.. Going from size 10 to 13 is 28 to 31 in mondo, which translates into approximately 30mm increase in boot sole length. Dvide that by 2 and you get 15mm. You need at least 1cm clearance for drilling new holes/remount from the old so you should be ok... Yes $40-50 for remount if necessary.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
I guess I assumed the bindings were adjustable for all sizes! Clearly, I know very little as I've always rented. So I guess i assume them have to remount, something I definetly wouldn't feel comfortable doing!
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by RC1090nc View Post

I called the local shop, they quoted $15 for adjusting bindings and a wax. I'm sure it be more if they have to remount obviously but judging from the advice here i just let them do it this time to be sure.. Thanks for the help


Sounds like a plan ........ that's a great price!   So what kind of brand new skis, or "new for you" skis with S710 bindings did you get?

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They have never been used. Paid $175, seems fair for new Line skis.
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