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post #1 of 10
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For the ski techs out there, I was looking for advice on a binding DIN setting.  I have my doubts about the local ski shop here in NC, so I want to double check.  I am 5'10", 165 lbs and a Level 7/8 skier.  I am neither overly cautious or wildly aggressive, but generally ski faster than those I ski with.  I am recovering from a Grade 2/3 calf strain/tear that I suspect should have not occurred or, at least, been less severe if my heel released properly from my binding, so I am wondering if my DIN setting is too high.  Just let me know what you would recommend for someone with my statistics.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 10

 Also need to know your boot sole length and age.  You can check yourself here:

 

http://www.dinsetting.com/index.htm

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BSL is 316 mm.  Age is 46.  I will also check the URL you posted.

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Sorry for the duplicate post.

post #5 of 10

The DIN table that I'm looking at would have you @ DIN 6 from your stats. If you had said that you were an aggressive skier then it go to DIN 7. Here's another DIN table for you to look at: www.rosswalker.co.uk/din_setting/step1.htm

post #6 of 10
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Thanks for the replies and the URL's.  Looks like everything points to a DIN setting of 6.  I am currently set at a 7, so probably too aggressive a setting for me.

post #7 of 10

If the shop torque-tested the bindings, then I would leave the settings alone.  Those particular bindings may need to be cranked to a "7" in order to release at a true "6". 

post #8 of 10

Hobbes, I also ended up straining/tearing my calf because a binding didn't release as well.  How long did it take for you to recover?  It's been 2 weeks going on 3 and I still haven't been able to walk normally except on my tippytoes.

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Hobbes, I also ended up straining/tearing my calf because a binding didn't release as well.  How long did it take for you to recover?  It's been 2 weeks going on 3 and I still haven't been able to walk normally except on my tippytoes.

 

 

Bindings are not meant to avoid that kind of injury, I can tell you that much.  They are designed primarily to avoid tib/fib breaks at the boot top.  Do not expect bindings to be a magic device that can prevent muscle tears/strains etc.  Same goes for knee injuries.

 

If you describe the mechanics of the crash that resulted in your injury, we can probably explain to you why binding release was not a factor.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by glyoung View Post

 

Hobbes, I also ended up straining/tearing my calf because a binding didn't release as well.  How long did it take for you to recover?  It's been 2 weeks going on 3 and I still haven't been able to walk normally except on my tippytoes.

 

I have learned that there are several different level/grades of calf strain/tear.  The most severe is a complete rupture.  I did not have that, but this is a more severe strain/tear than I have had in the past.  In addition, everyone has a different rate of healing specific to their own physiology.  That having been said, I am now at 3 1/2 weeks.  I am walking with a bit more normal range of motion just recently, and am using a spinning bike for 20-30 minutes a day as mild therapy.  Feel free to PM me with your progress.  Misery loves company! 

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