Originally Posted by 2-turn
so, do you keep upping the DIN setting until your leg breaks, then back it down a half?
Listen. I was addressing the problem of PRE-release. (ie. your skis fall off during a normal turn, or when hitting an ordinary bump) I guarantee you aren't going to all of a sudden go from your skis falling off for no reason to never releasing simply by turning the DIN up a notch.
Once again, we will assume that you have already checked the painfully obvious things.... 1) are your bindings installed correctly? 2) Are they broken? 3) Do you have a build up of snow/ice on your boots? 4) Is the forward pressure and toe height set properly? 5) Are your DIN levels set correctly according to the chart?
If you have checked all these things, and your skis continue to pre-release, you need a higher DIN setting. Period.
With all the variations in skiing styles, speed, terrain, snow conditions, muscular strength etc. , it would be very naive to think that there is some magic "chart" that will automatically tell you the setting that is right for you. That would really be something if they could do that! What the DIN chart WILL do is give you a good starting point and will probably be close for the average skier who is roughly your height, weight and boot sole length.
Since the binding companies have a certain degree of responsibility and could theoretically be sued if they recommend a setting that ends up being too high , the binding DOESN'T release, and the person is injured, wouldn't it make sense that they would err on the side of too low
Seriously, guys.... the DIN chart is a recommendation, not a law.