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Poll Results: What is your DIN when doing a mile a minute?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Your crazy; nobody goes that fast
  • 2% (1)
    The DIN release recs are too high for my injuries -1
  • 26% (10)
    DIN exists for a reason on the mark for a type III 0
  • 21% (8)
    DIN for Type III +1; lower risk of fall = better overall risk
  • 18% (7)
    DIN Type III +2 rather break a leg than risk release
  • 13% (5)
    DIN Type III +3 I want the anchor attached
  • 10% (4)
    DIN Type III +4 The skis will make it easier to find the body
  • 7% (3)
    Other (specify in post)
38 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Just curious as to what variations from the suggested chart DIN most people use for high speed skiing, not necessarily just racing and rock-lined chute shussing, but anytime they are skiing about a mile a minute or more. Post up any anecdotal evidence of the suitability of such variation if you have it.
post #2 of 18
At the age of 19, I was 6' and only ~140lbs. This resulted in a recomended DIN setting of something like 5.5, which i would blow out constantly, especialy after I joined my college's club race team and started skiing aggresivly with others my own age/ability level. Maybe a month into that season, i cranked it up to about 7 or 8, and haven't had any problems (premature nor failed release) since.
post #3 of 18
FLAWED Depends on the binding.

Look/Rossi 8.5 and up never had a prerelease, I feel most comfortable around 10. Salomons I need minimum about 10-11 depending on the model, below that I've prereleased; I'll run a 12 or so. My Tyrolia railflex jobbies I run on 11 (din to 12) and have had prereleases (one really really bad one where I hit some trees and f-ed up the shoulder) and wish they weren't such peices of crap. Last pair of markers I had was a din 12 and as I got more aggressive not long after moving out west I started popping out of those suckers left and right at 11...no more markers period. Soooooo I think my 3+ level gets me to about 8.5 (6'/170) so I average 2-3 above that...I'll probably go up a bit more.
post #4 of 18
Type 3, for me, is an 8.5. 3+ is a 10. I usually ski at 11-12 for freeskiing, again depending on the binding. I am 6'2, 195lb, with a 315mm sole. I've had prereleases at 10 on tame terrain, I've released in races at 11 several times. I usually go to 13 for races.

For general freeskiing, I usually leave it at 11, depending on the binding. They come off when they need to and stay on otherwise.

If I knew I was going to be doing 60mph, a mile a min, for any length of time, I would probably put them on 13 at least.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

DIN chart link

Have you got a link to a chart that has the III+ rating?
post #6 of 18
Din of 18.

If my ski releases It wont needbreaks, just look for my femor attached to it.

The reality is there are a lot of places that I ski, where loosing a ski is a far greater concern than damaging my leg / knee. I have walked out of bindings at a din of 17 before, with no injuries. So I am not too woried about it. If you know how to fall, and have strong body and are in shape, high dins can have there place, but I wouldnt recomend them for the average skier.
post #7 of 18
Being 6' and 220 pounds combined with wearing a 25 boot gives me pretty high DINs right off the bat. On my freeride skis I usually stick with the chart number unless I have problems, and then I'll crank them up one or two if they arent being caused by a lose toe. On the race skis, they're always at 12 on 6-14 bindings.
post #8 of 18

My recommended DIN...

...is 7 for age 58, 5' 8", 170 lbs., type 3 +. For free skiing, I use 10 to 10.5. For tech events (SL and GS), I use 11. For Super G, 12. For DH, 12.5 to 13. Bindings are Atomic 614 or Tyrolia FR17 for tech events/free skiing, Atomic 1018 for speed events. Very few pre releases (maybe 1 in the last 3 years), no problem with the ejection seat kicking in when needed...
post #9 of 18
I knew it wouldn't be long before this thread turned into a dick waving fest...:
post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Birdman829 View Post
I knew it wouldn't be long before this thread turned into a dick waving fest...:
Or, an alternative interpretation could be:

Here are the settings I use, the conditions under which I use them, and the reasons why.

The OP specifically asked how people would set their bindings if they were skiing 60mph. Don't you think that changes the dynamic relative to more "normal" skiing?
post #11 of 18

What he said...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
Or, an alternative interpretation could be:

Here are the settings I use, the conditions under which I use them, and the reasons why.

The OP specifically asked how people would set their bindings if they were skiing 60mph. Don't you think that changes the dynamic relative to more "normal" skiing?
Hey, I'm just telling you what works for me. Your mileage may and probably will vary. I have friends who take DIN 20 bindings, ratchet them into the firewall, then back them off a half turn for speed events. For my 58-year old bones and size, that's way too much. On the other hand, if I don't use 12.5-13 for DH, I'll end up splattered all over the B netting after the first road crossing...an experience I've had once and don't intend to repeat...
post #12 of 18
DIN? That's for wimps on bondage equipment. Tele bindings don't even release.

Powdr
post #13 of 18
Mine do. I run 'em at four.
post #14 of 18
My normal DIN setting is around 6.5. I am 5'9" and 210lb If I am going to run 60mph I am going to crank them up to around 8.5-9. Speed is a huge factor in DIN settings.
post #15 of 18
I set mine so they will stay on at the fastest I plan on skiing. I figure that that is when I would most likely crash... at high speed. I keep mine at 12. They stay on when they are supposed to, and come off when they are supposed to.

....AND they are Markers: : : : :
post #16 of 18
Pierre, how are you 210? You take up less space than a 170. Crank it to 8.5-9!? That's smooth.
post #17 of 18
Marker 30.0 bindings. Where's the choice for DIN Type III +16?
post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Voltron View Post
Marker 30.0 bindings. Where's the choice for DIN Type III +16?
Well, I recon that thats about the equivlent of a Solomon din of 7.
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