I have searched the internet and the forums for a general guide on how to set my Bindings.
I have found only references that "it is a function of your gender, weight, size and skiing ability".
I am 80 Kg, 180cm ( 176 lbs, 5 11" )
When I was a beginner my skis where set to DIN 5
Three years later when I bough my "intermediate-advanced" skis the guy set it to DIN 6
Yesterday I finally bough my first pair of racing skis. I found a '09 Salomon 3V race 165cm discounted to 60% off and decided to get them.
When the guy at the shop asked me my info for the setup, I told him "It is for advanced or racing use".
So he setup the Bindings to DIN 10
When I was ready to leave, I asked him how he found out this was the setting and what would be if I wanted to use the skis more for training, all-around skiing.
He told me he has a computer program that calculates the DIN settings according to some parameters ( height, weight, age, gender, skiing style )
He told me then that for training/all-around use I should set them up to 7 and put them back to 10 for racing.
What is your experience with this ?
I also noticed that he left the rear ( heels ) on DIN 6, probably he forgot to put them to DIN 10 ? or it is normal to have the fronts in 10 and the rears on 6 for racing ?
Thanks for your answers.