Originally Posted by Cirquerider
Release checks are generally BS. If you know how to set forward pressure, 99% or more of the time, the indicated DIN setting is good enough. I don't ski at DIN so who is going to indemnify that anyway.
: The only reason I know of for a release check is indemnification and insurance retention, neither of which apply to the DIY installer.
Having tested thousands of pairs of ski bindings from all major manufacturers I call BS squared.
-99+ percent of the time is pure hyperbole. More like 80 percent pass first try and 15 percent pass within the criteria for adjustment. Wildly variable from model to model, with some still indemnified models failing a third or a half of the time. As much as I love the OP's binder, they are not among the most consistent of models, though they rarely completely fail.
-If you think indemnification is the "only reason" why we measure things, I suggest you have become too cynical for your own good, or alternatively you have an inferior understanding of the system including the not-so-consistent boot.
-The DIY is quite welcome to take whatever risks he or she desires, but its more than a little irresponsible for you to go around bleating cynical nonsense.
There is a short list of bindings I trust to just work(tm)
with my carefully maintained boots at the indication I choose. The OPs binding ain't on that list, but it is on several of my skis...at least one has a correction applied to it.