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DIN settings - Part Two

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Since we're talking about DIN settings, I'd like to get some opinions on two questions.

First, is the DIN number transferable across bindings? I.E. If I have Marker 9.1's that are currently set to a DIN of 9 and I buy some new skis with Rossi FT105's already mounted on them, would they also be set to a 9?

Second, I've been told in the past that you should buy a binding that has your DIN number approximately in the middle of the available DIN range for that binding. EX: If your DIN setting was 9, you would be better off with a binding that goes from a DIN of 4 - 12 than a binding that goes from a DIN of 3 - 10. Whaddya think?
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post #3 of 10
tag, dont know the answer to ur quesiton.. but what do you think a good ski shop is round the twin cities?
post #4 of 10
What Phil said with some differences in elasticity.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lucky:
What Phil said with some differences in elasticity.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Lucky, are you saying that the DIN might vary because some bindings are more elastic than others? That is, they allow the boot to travel further off-center w/o releasing?
post #6 of 10
To give a bit more detail on the first question, DIN is "Deutsches Institut für Normung"

Before there was ISO (the International Standards Organisation), or BS (the British Standards), there was DIN, from 1917, if I remember. Most standards have changed to ISO, (and some to ASA, the American Standards Authority), but some items, such as ski bindings, and photographic film, still use DIN settings. The principle is that any item conforming to a particular DIN regulation, will have identical properties to any other item also conforming to the regulation.

Some of the rgulations regarding bindings are: ISO/DIS 8061, ISO 13992 DAM 1, DIN 7881-5, DIN 7890.

So now you know!

post #7 of 10
The DIN is theoretically standard across the board. A 12 is a 12 is a 12... However, in reality this is not 100% the case. Binding settings are most accurate in the middle of their adjustment range. Using the Atomic binding as an example, a 10 setting on all 4 models (3-10, 4-12, 6-14, 10-18) will give different results when tested. The 6-14 model will give the truest 10 value, since the spring is neither fully tensioned nor fully loose. This is the reason that it is advised that the user's binding model be chosen such that their skied at DIN value is in the middle of the adjustment range, not neccessarily the calculated DIN.
post #8 of 10
And then I've heard differently that if one's setting falls anywhere in the binding it's going to be all right even if it's at the top or bottom of the scale. If there are any differences it shouldn't be very great and still should be safe.
btw- DIN stands for Deuchte Industrie Normen. This is told to me by Germans and by a language major, specializing in German. My German is rusty but this makes sense when i was informed about this.
post #9 of 10
Also some bindings will pre-release easier than others, so you might have to set them slightly different.
post #10 of 10
jyard, that's what I thought it stood for as well, but according to their web site (http://www.din.de) between 1926 and 1975 it was "Deuchte Industrie Normen", since '75 it has been "Deutsches Institut für Normung"
But whichever, it is the German Standards Organisation.

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