Here's the situation:
1 - I can mount them myself as I know I can get the bindings mounted where they need to be and have the know how to do so. I don't have experience with the new binding and could "wing it" by feel to get by on the slopes.
2 - There is a man at a recreation center (On a military base, because I'm active duty military) that looks and talks like he never skied a day his life. He's a rental expert and sells very little, if any, retail. He can fit a first timer for boots but nothing more in that aspect as I inquired about his fitting process already. He would do the work for very little, and maybe even nothing, however I don't like my first impression though it was very brief.
3 - Proceed Squaw Valley, Tahoe on my day trip and let the kid/mature adult perform the mounting and setting up of the bindings there and on the morning of?
I trust myself to mount the bindings correctly. I don't trust myself for setup. So I want to ask a few question to whomever does the work (If you guys think this is out of line, and the shop would be put off by myself asking, then I'll just trust their judgement and not ask).
So I would like ask these questions to the man/women working on MY equipment to test THIER knowledge and my faith in their shop. I would also like for you guys to add ANY QUESTIONS YOU ALL MIGHT THINK I SHOULD ask or not ask:
How do you set the forward pressure of the binding/boot?
-What checks are done to ensure it is correct?
Concerning DIN settings, does this affect forward pressure when adjusting?
-Do you check forward pressure first and then adjust the DIN, or DIN - FWD Press - Din checks in that order
DO you have a way of testing the DIN setting to ensure it releases at a proper tension?
How do you know where to mount an adjustable/railflex binding?
-Is there a preferred position on the ski for this type of binding?
So these are my questions for now. Some are simple and I know what the right answer should be. But, what answers should I expect that give me a good vibe about the person doing the work???? This might also help other folks not in the know-how or know-what, so they can test the person performing the work on their skis. Are they capable; one might ask???????
Much thanks for all with advice!!!!!