Just got a new pair of skis. I have an assortment of XC and BC skis but these are my first alpines. Anyways, I got them at your usual sports-bargain type store, because I was looking for a deal (yeah yeah).
Anyways, the guy at the one near our house is real good (where my girlfriend got her skis). But I don't know about this kid. Every place I've checked says my DIN should be 5 - 5.5. I'm 5'10", 215 lbs, Type I skiier (getting closer to II but stick to I for now).
Her skis, at the good store, were set to about 5.25 or 5.5. (she almost my size). My skis, which I got at a different location because the ones I wanted were sold out at the local shop, were set to maybe 3.5!!!!!!!!! That's like kid settings, right?
Needless to say I had THREE inadventant releases on Saturday skiing easy stuff. Its a really REALLY fun feeling . I obviously don't want to take them back to the SAME dude, and I don't know if I could get my money back for the ASTM test anyways. I could take it to REI or another shop, but it pisses me off to pay again for something that shouldn't be that freakin hard to do!!!!
I'm big on DIY and not setting a very tight release like a II or III skiier, so I'm tempted to just crank it up to 5 and test for release by hand... but I know there will be a chorus of warnings so please. give me the WHOLE safety spiel (I <3 safety)
What would you do?