Originally Posted by FanOZakk
Ohhh boy, looks like I've started something...
The lawsuit would target the end-user, who adjusted their own bindings. Basically, in the event of one such suit, the binding form that was filled out at the shop would be subpoenaed, and as soon as it was found that the DIN on the skis didn't match the DIN on the work order, the shop is released from liability, and it falls upon whoever modified the setting.
And I don't know where you live, or where you take your skis for work...but where I work, each and every person who so much as waxes a ski is fully certified by every binding manufacturer that we carry. That's why, on work orders, there's a blank line for the "Technician's Signature"...and that's a legal document. If you sign your name on there, it's saying "I did this work, it was done in accordance with my training." If the tech is untrained, liability would fall upon them, and their employer. If they're trained, the shop and the technician are free of liability, unless there's a case of extreme negligence or wrongdoing.
And even IF a skier is okay with ramping up their DINs, and wouldn't ever sue the shop...what about that skier's widow? Their parents? Their children?
Bottom line, there's far too many litigation-happy people in this world, and EVERYONE who has any sort of financial interest in this industry needs to be certified if they're doing anything with ski bindings.