Originally Posted by Ghost
It is important enough that you don't want to disclose it.
The only reason that I didn't disclose it is because I've been in enough of these conversations already....
Skier weight, boot sole length and skier type is a good starting point to determine your DIN setting. After that it becomes kind of trial and error. The speed at which you normally ski, the terrain, the relative softness or firmness of the snow, slope angle and even an individual's skiing style can affect whether or not a ski will release in a given situation.
I weigh 185 and have a boot sole length of 311. My bindings are set on 12.
That doesn't necessarily mean that someone else with my same boot sole length and weight should set theirs the same. For me, it is correct.
(for the record, in addition to my Dukes and Comp 18.0's, I also own a pair of Look P18 turntables and a pair of PX18's too. I used to have a pair of Salomon 914's that I used for a whole season a few years back. I set them all the same, and they all have worked well.)