At a ski trip about two weeks ago I had a pretty bad fall where my ski didnt come off and I twisted my knee a little bit; wasnt too bad - I walked funny about two days and then it was okay. I feel its about 95% healed by now.
But that got me quite scared (I screamed out in pain when I fell) and started going through some binding checks.
I found this website : http://www.ski-injury.com/prevention/st
after trying their test I realized I could indeed twist out of both toepieces but it took a HUGE effort; and whats even worse is that one ski took noticibly more effort than the other. I even switched legs and tried again thinking maybe my left leg is weaker but it is definitely the ski. I double checked the forward pressure indicator and it is fine on both skis.
On the heel release test I couldnt do it at all, I had to move down to about a DIN 5 from 6.5 to be able to release my heels the way they describe, but at least on the heels both skis released at what felt like the same ammount of effort.
What should I do? I mean a shop set them and everything, so I am wary of just going to a another shop and asking them to check my bindings (even though I feel something is fishy with them) because what is to say they wont just do the same thing and charge me $40 for it. Should I just set my toepiece DINs to what feels like equal effort? I would have to run one toe piece at about 6 while I run the other at 5.
Usual DIN chart setting for my height/weight/boot length and skier ability (II) is 6.5.
Also the toepiece which is harder to release has a considerable wobble when I move it with my hand (something like a mm of wobble)
edit: I forgot to mention Skis are Volkl Supersport Allstars with Marker Motion iPT 12 bindings
Edited by Babak - Sat, 31 Jan 09 19:34:25 GMT