Originally Posted by ELVF50
Alright, after thinking mostly about DIN range I decided to buy some D9 sx with a range of 4-14. The Free Flex D11 arrived today with the skis (head xrc 1100 sw). Given that this binding has the free flex technology, would it be better to use this instead of the D9's? Would it be safe for a 215# racer to ski at a din of 10? Overal which is a better fit for the ski? Also, I'm very confused about Tyrolia bindings, I know have 3 pairs, a D10 with DIN up to 17, a D9 with DIN to 14, and a D11 with DIN 11. Given they aren't the same years, What's going ON????
Currently, Tyrolia model numbers correspond with the top DIN level of a particular model. It wasn't always that way though e.g. the D-9 model of several seasons ago.
I would have a shop set the DIN if you are in doubt. They follow manufacturers guidelines that typically take a skier's weight, skiing style/ability and age into account in establishing the appropriate DIN setting.
A often used approach is to select a binding model with a DIN range broad enough so that when the binding is set at the appropriate DIN number, that number will fall around the mid-range of the DIN scale of the particular binding model. For example, if your recommended DIN setting is say a 9, you would want to avoid a binding with a maximum range of 10. Since it's your legs or possibly more that we are talking about, you should have the shop set you up, at least for now.www.tyrolia.com has a pretty good website that can answer your questions regarding the advantages of various models.