Originally Posted by PhilT
I was skiing fast through crud today. While making a right turn my left ski hit what appeared to be just another lump in the snow. It was actually a frozen chunk. When I hit it my binding immediately released causing me an interesting crash when resulted in a concussion. Should the binding have released? I am almost positive that I could have absorbed that chunk if my skis stayed on my feet.
These threads are extremely silly. Of course it SHOULD have released....because it DID.....duh.What would be a MUCH more resonable question???:
1. Am I happy with the release/non-release that just occured?
2. Are my bindings FUNCTIONING properly?
3. Do I have the correct TYPE of BINDING for the kind of skiing I do?
4. Are my din settings correct????????????????It's pretty simple. Go down the list:
1. If no, proceed to step two.
2. Get your gear checked, if they are ok, proceed to step three.
3. Do you have Markers? Low end Salomons? Are you very agressive? Not agressive? Are your din's nearly maxed out already? Are they at the minmum? Figure it out. Real skiers need real bindings, period.
4. Increase or decrease Din as desired. Re-evaluate change in din next time you release or thought you should have.
Wash, rinse, repeat.
That's how I got to a 13 din and a collection of race stock bindings. I started increasing the quality of my bindings, and the din settings, because when I released, I wasn't ususally happy about it. Now, I barely ever release. It's just that simple!!!
But still, on some speed oriented skis, I'm considering going to a S920 (12-20 din), set to around 17, because I feel my S916's toe float at high speed....not very comforting......!