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Din setting for Marker Griffin binding

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I recently fractured my left shoulder while skiing on Atomic Metron 162 skis with Neox 412 bindings. I believe the fall was due to a premature release. I now purchased Blizzard brahma 173 with Marker griffin bindings.
My stats are as followed: 196 lb, 5'9", level 3, age 61, boot 315 mm.

My Neox bindings were set at a din of 6.
According to online calculators the din should be at 6 for the griffon.
According to Marker charts my din should be 7 considering my stats.
 

Could you tell me how the bindings compare?
Does the Griffin have more flex or return power reducing premature releases?
I am leaning towards a din of 7 especially since the toe will release earlier in some cases with the griffin.
Does that make sense?

Thank you in advance for your input.

 

Please provide your input only if you are a binding certified tech - again thank you!

Jean-Marc

post #2 of 7

Your chart setting according to your stats is a 6 -- there's really no difference from one manufacturer's chart to the next. I just checked to see if for some reason you came out different on a Marker chart and you don't (I checked Marker, Rossi/Look, and Salomon/Atomic). You would chart at a 7 if you weren't over 50 or if you choose to be a type 3+. 

 

Those Neox bindings were junk in my opinion. The Griffon is a much better binding and I wouldn't hesitate to run it according to your stats/chart setting (6). Make sure you have the forward pressure set correctly as well. With your boot locked into the binding the worm screw on the bottom part of the back of the heel should be flush with the housing. You need to set it to flush, release the boot, lock it back in, and then set it flush again. You may need to repeat this a few times until the screw stays flush every time you lock the boot in. 

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the advice. I also went back to the chart and got a din of 6, I also hope that the griffon is a better binding with less premature release possibilities. Would you happen to know if the toe piece has more return power or flex than the neox?
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Also would you advise me about the plate adjustment under the ball of the foot. Should I just leave it alone or is worth raising in deep snow?
Thank you
JM
post #5 of 7

I honestly don't know the exact specifics you are asking about regarding the two bindings. I will say that I ski Griffons on a variety of different skis with no pre-release issues. 

 

As far as the adjustment on the toe piece -- that is the anti-friction device (AFD). The height of the AFD doesn't pertain to snow conditions. It allows the toe lug on your boot to move more freely than a fixed or non-teflon piece of plastic there, which leads to more consistent/smooth binding releases.

 

To set the AFD height properly you need a .5mm piece of plastic or a glossy piece of paper (glossy brochure or something). Lock your boot into the binding and slide the .5mm piece under the toe lug, then pull the piece out from under the toe. You should get some resistance when pulling the piece out but not too much. If it comes out too easily (no resistance/friction) or with too great an effort(really pulling it hard, lots of friction) then the AFD height needs to be adjusted accordingly. This is done with a hex wrench at the base of the AFD. It often takes a few tries to get it right.  

 

It's never a bad idea to just spend the 15 or 20 bucks to get your bindings adjusted by a tech or at least have them check your work and bring 'em a 6 pack. 

 

Cheers. 

post #6 of 7

Depends on how and what you ski terrain wise.  3+ works for me skiing fast through rough terrain. 

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
will do thanks!
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