When I last had my bindings checked, I marked myself as a level II skier, but at this point I'm probably closer to level III. Level II puts me at 5.5, level III would put me at 6.5. Only once I've ever had a prerelease, where I was skiing something a little rough. So I'm wondering if I would be better off at a DIN value of 6 instead of 6.5. But my real question is, how big is the difference? Is the relationship from one value to another linear?
How much force does it take to release binding by increasing DIN by one value?
The columns in the charts to the right it lists the Newton-meters or ft-lbs of torque that each din setting corresponds to, so you can see the values right there and have all the data.
The torque is a function of the DIN setting and your BSL, as you'll need different settings to get the same torque if you have different BSL boots, so it's not precisely linear.
The chart is also not linear because as you go up in level you scale in row A or B, you're adding "only" a little bit, but in the lower rows you add more. It's because it's percentage wise and needs to be what % increase in torque you need. so this would be a logarithmic function.
I just went to increase the DIN by a half on my Marker Griffon demo bindings and the whole toe piece moved in. What's up with that? I don't think the number indicator moved either. Am I supposed to have a boot in the binding? The heel piece seems a little hard to move as well.
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I undid, as soon as I saw it move I moved it back. I think with these I'll have it adjusted at a shop. The Marker bindings feel like they have a higher torque than the Head bindings on my other skis anyway, so I may leave them where they are. But that's probably a wrong assumption, all bindings should have the same torque force, right?