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I was setting up a set of Salomon 850 bindings on my son's skis today and noticed that the toe piece on one binding was felt quite a bit softer set than the other. Both bindings are set to a DIN setting of 5, but on one it feels more like 3 when I give it a good twist with a boot in the binding. I found that I had to crank the soft one up to 8 before it felt the same stiffness as the other binding. I know that the DIN settings on the binding aren't that accurate, but should it be off by as much as 3?

I'm going to bring in the skis and get the bindings calibrated by a shop. But I was just wondering if it's normal for bindings to be that much off from what is on the DIN markings?
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That is why you should take them to a shop. The DIN indicator on the binding is only a starting point in the adjustment of a binding in the shop , from there the ski/binding/boot goes into a calibrated testing machine , we use a Huber which has a simulated foot inserted into the boot and all functions of the release are cked.Even new bindings do not allways have matching din with the machine and we have to explain to the customer that even though his toe piece on the right ski says 8 , it will actualy release at a 6 . Also many home setters of bindings have no idea of how to set the forward pressure . The forward pressure indicature can be read several different ways depending on the model of binding , like Marker. Also, we find that often older neglected bindings do on occassion blow up when tested ,it is better to have it blow on a test downtown than blow on the mountain and have injury or at the least skiing down on one ski and missing ski time while you rent and then pay mountain side prices for a new binding.
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