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post #61 of 65
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
No worries, and yes I'm sprouting copious amounts of white hair out of my beard, but I still have a manical gleam in my eye.
Goddamn man! you look like you should be on some telemarks or Seth Pistols or something not the stainless steel LIMOS!
post #62 of 65
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Originally Posted by real9999
Fair enough. Big and tall people have big feet. But you say you are 9.5 on some charts. L7 sets his DINs a whopping 1/2 point higher. Why is this such a huge concern?
Functionally its not a big concern at all. You can move a perfectly functioning binding one number from the appropriate setting and it will still "pass" testing. That should illustrate how vague this stuff is.

To paraphrase Rumsfeld, there are known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. Something like that. The point is that choosing 10 isn't likely "a known known", its based on experience and known unknowns and unknown knowns. I have to be very skeptical (for myself, and for others whose bindings I set) of anything that isn't suggested by the manufacturer. Thats why I prefer systems that work as advertised, no guesswork on my part.

Don't get me wrong, I'm by no means a "by the book" guy. If I can understand the implications of some change, I'm all for it. But these are complex systems with very serious implications, and the amount of data available that isn't determined experientially is extremely limited. I don't like being my own guinea pig.

Its similar to the "couple extra clicks" forward pressure advice, which is considered standard practice by almost everyone that sets up bindings outside of the purview of indemnity agreements. I'm not one to accept something just because its prevalent. I haven't as of yet seen anything that backs that practice up, other than individual reports of it working. I'm sure there is something to it for some combinations, but I'm as of yet unaware what that is.

As noted, I've done and will continue to use "couple extra clicks" and non-standard settings. I don't have the info needed to justify either. Given how rare binding related injuries are in skiing amongst individuals, its hard to know just how you are affecting the risk/reward ratio by playing around with this stuff. As you might guess, I definitely don't gamble. Ever. I'm boring like that.
post #63 of 65
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Originally Posted by Atomicman
Goddamn man! you look like you should be on some telemarks or Seth Pistols or something not the stainless steel LIMOS!
Damn telemarkers, they're trying to co-opt my look! I like that the steel is of very high quality and yet looked upon with contempt by many.

If the LIMOS ride the smoothest, and I can get onto them for a fraction of the cost of a new pair MB5s, why not?

Of my current six pairs of Volants, I have four different makes of bindings and five different models, and as a result of this thread, I've learned how to set FP on all of them. YEAH Epicski!
post #64 of 65
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
Damn telemarkers, they're trying to co-opt my look! I like that the steel is of very high quality and yet looked upon with contempt by many.

If the LIMOS ride the smoothest, and I can get onto them for a fraction of the cost of a new pair MB5s, why not?

Of my current six pairs of Volants, I have four different makes of bindings and five different models, and as a result of this thread, I've learned how to set FP on all of them. YEAH Epicski!
If your sushi is too thick at lunch you can use that stainless steel to pare it down too!
post #65 of 65
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Originally Posted by Atomicman
If your sushi is too thick at lunch you can use that stainless steel to pare it down too!
It is true, Volants are thin in hight like a blade, whereas the M:B5 could be seen as an elevator shoe for skiers.
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