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Why my old bindings work better than newer bindings?

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I picked up a ebay ski 129 bucks and the 2010 atomic xto 12 binding on right foot has to be set at din 8. At din 7 it don't stay on my boot. All my  1999, 2001, 2002 Salomon bindings work fine. I am getting ready to take the skis to pro ski shop. They told me, I might need new bindings, that is 200 to 300 dollars extra to spend. My $7.50, 24.99 Skis bindings work fine. I guess newer bindings may not last as long as older bindings? Anyone still use older bindings? I am 255 lbs, 5ft 8in. I was told to buy skis with din 14 at least because of my weight.

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Were they properly (shop) adjusted to your boots and ability or did you do a DIY adjustment?

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Originally Posted by k2lance View Post
 

I picked up a ebay ski 129 bucks and the 2010 atomic xto 12 binding on right foot has to be set at din 8. At din 7 it don't stay on my boot. 

 

I'm with @ali pine on this one - either the seller sold you a binding that he had tested and found to be a dud - or the binding is not adjusted right. 

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What is your boot sole length and skier ability level? 

Who adjusted the bindings and is the forward pressure correct? 

In general newer bindings last as long as older bindings. The main factor that cause old bindings to fail is age--parts, especially plastic, fatigue. The most likely cause of your binding problem is incorrect adjustment. I'm assuming that you selected a DIN of 7 because your other bindings retain at that setting. Calculating a setting in your case is difficult because your weight is 45 pounds over the 210+ upper value on the DIN chart, while your height is short, so a calculated value would only be a starting point. Also different bindings might retain better at a lower setting than others due to differences in elastic travel. 

It sounds to me like taking the problem to a shop is the best thing to do. They can test the binding to see if it is defective (not likely) and can properly adjust it.

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Thanks for your advice oldgoat, I will have to take the ski to the shop.

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Sounds like the forward pressure might not be set right.  Are your boots both the same sole length - maybe they might be off a touch?

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Thanks for reply Spikedog, I will check it out.

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