Originally Posted by U.P. Racer
The speed and terrain you ski plays a large role.
No, it doesn't. Speed and terrain have nothing to do with the torques that will break bones in your lower leg.
|My bindings are set on 12, and I arrived at that number incrementally. I've had skis pre-release at 10 or 11, but never at 12 yet.
Want a cookie? I've prereleased at settings considerably higher than that in several brands of bindings. I also weigh ~200lbs and wear a 304 boot.
|I weigh about 175, and I guarantee 100% I would pre-release at 8 before a day of skiing was over. Most likely in the first couple of runs.
Can I touch you? You ski in effing Michigan, or Minnesota, or Illinois, or whatever. And you ski on Markers. I know twelve year olds that would prerelease from Markers set at 8. BFD. Freeskiing in Marker comp bindings is just stupid. Ski in a Look or Salomon comp binder that actually works at reasonable settings. Duh.
I skied over a blind rollover today, grabbed a rock where the thing had slid deep, lost a ski, and beatered about a hundred yards. I'm sore as hell, sure I'll be worse tomorrow. Would my ski have stayed on if my binders were set to 14? Maybe, maybe not. Doesn't change the strength of my bones. As it was, I was skiing on one of my pairs of skis that has (THE HORROR!1!) retail Salomon bindings, and they somehow manage to keep my skis on my feet when I think they should.
I'm surely not as core as the people skiing Markers that go to 20 though.