getting the gear up to speed
one year I decided that a bud had a good idea: losen the binding springs all the way up (think din 1 or less) over the summer so the spring doesn't stay heavy torqued for no reason. fine. but when you start the new season, you have to re-set the din, which is something you forget if you have never losened the bindings over the summer before. fortunately, the steep lines were not up to speed either at that point inthe season, or skiing out of a ski could have been rude. so, expect the un-expected when coming back up to speed!