Originally Posted by hallcjvtpa
Yeah, I too am concerned about the 710's binding strength for advanced terrain. I usually have my bindings up to about an 8 ( I only weigh about 165), so I figured that there's no need for a binding that goes up to a 12, etc. I may want them cranked to 10 when I'm skiing the chutes at mt rose, but otherwise I prefer to save my knees!
If you're even thinking about going to 10 DIN, you shouldn't be using these bindings. Even at 8, I'd consider 810s, but not the 710s.
The DIN isn't the issue. The construction quality and durability are. 710s are entry-level to intermediate adult bindings. 810s are advanced bindings for juniors and lighter adults.