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Dynastar skis with Look bindings

post #1 of 15
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I bought a pair of dynastar Contact 9 skis from Gear Direct and skied on them last night. The shop at the resort adjusted the bindings for me. I had him set the DIN where I wanted it. He seemed to know what he was doing and I skied on them for four hours with no problems. I dont fall very often and almost never lose a ski so I'm concerned about getting my ski bindings set up properly. After I got home I looked at some of the paper work that came with the skis and it shows how the boot should fit into the binding. The drawing has no captions to go along with it but it does show a window on the back of the binding that shows that the set up is ok. It's to small to see exactly what they mean and without a defination it does'nt really tell me much.

My question is what does that window show if the set up is Ok or not? Maybe some of you that have look bindings can tell me what I'm suppose to be looking for.

Bryan
post #2 of 15
Yellow color should cover about half of the window, a little more or less is fine, all yellow or all black is wrong.
post #3 of 15
^^^^^^= correct
post #4 of 15
What does the little gauge signify?

I just saw these on my dynastar bindings the other day...hadn't actually seen them before this.

One pair reads dead middle, the other about 75% yellow... (both skis in a pair have the same reading)
post #5 of 15
It's a forward pressure indicator

Not enough causes problems, as does too much
post #6 of 15
I'm guessing more forward pressure is MORE yellow?

Would you want a bit more forward pressure for a groomer ski vs powder?
post #7 of 15
No need. So long as you are in the middle third, give or take, you're good to go.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Yellow color should cover about half of the window, a little more or less is fine, all yellow or all black is wrong.
Thanks. I'll have to have them properly adjusted. I suspected he did'nt know as much about them as he said. I guess it's a good thing I did'nt push them hard.

Bryan
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Bird Blaster View Post
I'm guessing more forward pressure is MORE yellow?

Would you want a bit more forward pressure for a groomer ski vs powder?
It has nothing to do with how the ski performs (well practically nothing), but everything to do with how the binding functions -- keeping you in when it's supposed to, and releasing when it needs to. The forward pressure refers to the spring force "pinching" the boot between the toe and heel pieces of the binding. It's not a ski performance metric and has nothing to do with how the ski edges contact the snow (which is what I assume you were getting at with this question). Purely safety/function related.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post
It has nothing to do with how the ski performs (well practically nothing), but everything to do with how the binding functions -- keeping you in when it's supposed to, and releasing when it needs to. The forward pressure refers to the spring force "pinching" the boot between the toe and heel pieces of the binding. It's not a ski performance metric and has nothing to do with how the ski edges contact the snow (which is what I assume you were getting at with this question). Purely safety/function related.
I understand that it's a safty issue. I was skiing with my daughters on easy groomers and did'nt push it hard at all. I suspected that the guy in the shop did'nt know as much as he thought. I really just wanted to see how they feel. I'm going to have them set up at a local shop this week.

Bryan
post #11 of 15
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Thanks. I'll have to have them properly adjusted. I suspected he did'nt know as much about them as he said. I guess it's a good thing I did'nt push them hard.

Bryan
Be sure you are looking at them with the boots IN the bindings, btw.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by cometjo View Post
Be sure you are looking at them with the boots IN the bindings, btw.
I am and their showing all green.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by BBV13 View Post
My question is what does that window show if the set up is Ok or not? Maybe some of you that have look bindings can tell me what I'm suppose to be looking for.

Bryan
You need to take your skis, boots, and bindings to a real shop with certified Look technicians who know what they are doing.

You'd be doing the owner of the other shop a favor if you called and described what you've described here. This isn't how the process works.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
You need to take your skis, boots, and bindings to a real shop with certified Look technicians who know what they are doing.

You'd be doing the owner of the other shop a favor if you called and described what you've described here. This isn't how the process works.
Thats what I plan on doing. I asked the guy if he knew anything about Look bindings. He said I work on skis all day long every day. He works in the shop at a resort so I assumed he knew what he was doing until I watched him. All I did was make a couple of green groomer turns on them because I did'nt fully trust him. I'll get them set up this week by a shop that services Look bindings.

Bryan
post #15 of 15
ya do that - take it to a real tech. Slip the guy 20 bucks or something and he'll fix you right up
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