I recently picked up my first set of skis. I've used nothing but rental skis, and picked up an inexpensive set of skis I can use to learn on (be it skiing techniques, maintaining, etc).
I had a rough go of it, in terms of feeling out the skis. There's multiple factors that were at play, but the one I'm most interested in is setup of the bindings.
I'm as green as they come to any sort of tuning, setup, etc. I've done quite a bit of reading and feel I have a decent grab on basics, but my instincts tell me something may not be right.
The bindings are xentrix 310. No worries, date code on heel piece is 2004, and they're not cracking.
I don't have my own boots yet, but do use rentals at the local resort. The boots are head ays. I use a size 11 (29.5), sole is 329mm.i set the length to 330mm, took few turns with the fine adjustment screw, and they seemed OK (never fell out lol). DIN at 7.
There's also a toe height setting. at max height, the boots were tight to the binding on the bottom. A spec I had found on the ultra reliable Internet was 0.50mm gap is proper toe height. This measurement is under the front sole/din plate to the apparent spot on the binding. Are the boots just too big for the skis? Have I sourced incorrect knowledge?
If there's a manual for these bindings, I couldn't find it. I'm good at figuring things out (ase master tech, blah blah blah). If you have ideas, a manual, anything, I'm all ears. I'd rather know this is correct before proceeding to other aspects of my issue (which is another topic at some point).