Expert 50 yr. old skier - 5'8"/160 lbs./Din setting 6
I have a new rig - Rossi Soul 7 with Tyrolia Attack 13
Today I was skiing down a black diamond with 1 1/2 foot powder over hard bumps. With the snow tracked up to a degree I would bottom out occasionally in some of the troughs. At a good rate of speed I simply dropped into a trough and as I hit some hard snow I released. There was a quick torque to my ski under my foot that I felt but it was nothing more than a few inches either way. I fully expected to keep skiing. I'm not sure if I popped out of the toe or heel. I was not thrown forward but more a quick jolt to the left or right.
Not happy I cleaned any snow out and switched skis. It never happened again the whole day with hard skiing. When I had put the bindings on in the 1st place it was fully clean so I don't think snow caused it.
Two theories come to mind:
1. After the 1st day of skiing on this rig I returned to the shop to have them tighten up the toe piece/boot pressure since I could feel the boot slightly moving in the toe piece area when I was sidestepping uphill in some powder. I could shake the ski on the lift and feel slight movement. The shop said they tightened it up a bit for me. But they also said they used the standard "credit card" under the boot and on top of the AFD when they initially mounted it. Could my toe piece be tightened too much now affecting the release?
2. At only a Din setting of 6 could I have hit that trough just right with the right quick torque to release it? Creating a need to maybe up it to 7?
Thanks for advice!