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post #31 of 36

Anyone else wondering why the osteoarthritis placard is in the ski shop?

post #32 of 36
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Anyone else wondering why the osteoarthritis placard is in the ski shop?


I'm thinking the photo and anatomy are relevant, just not the condition referenced so much.   If you sell knee bindings, having some sales aids about how the anatomy of the knee helps explain the benefits of the high end bindings.

post #33 of 36
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Thank you all for your great participation!

 

Again I am impressed with your "eagle" eyes! Amazing what you do when you take; experience+observation = learning!

 

Allow me to make all the "tabulations" !

 

To answer you "suggestions",,I will in the future post some "problem" issues with equipment! First I will consult legal persons to determine legal issues since \I am sure some ski companies would not want to have their "damaged material" on net!

One small comment on this. If you are involved in the ski industry,,,you know which equipment is causing problems! This information comes from meetings, runors,,,,,

An example! Two years before Atomic made their "recall" of all rear units due to plastic cracking at articulation points, most skiing industry persons knew about it! Yet public did not!

Until a skier (expert level) nearly killed himself ,,, Atomic then  did a "public recall"!

 

I have many skis that delaminate at same spot!

I have boots that crack at same spot!

I have bindings that all "break" at same area!

 

Yes skiers think it is an "isolated" incident!

 

 

I hope you all have a great skiing season!

 

Respectfully,

Vist

post #34 of 36
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That knee card?

 

Skiers often set their bindings too high! Men seem to think that their skiing level is determined by the DIN value!

 

The card ( and the broken bones ,,out of picture)  help bring male skiers to "earth" !

 

In one ski resort I know ,,,all ski professional MUST have their ski bindings checked before ski season! You would be amazed how many bindings are refused due to too high value! 90% are from male skiers!

 

Yes that card is a MUST in all shops!

 

Vist

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That knee card?

 

Skiers often set their bindings too high! Men seem to think that their skiing level is determined by the DIN value!

 

The card ( and the broken bones ,,out of picture)  help bring male skiers to "earth" !

 

In one ski resort I know ,,,all ski professional MUST have their ski bindings checked before ski season! You would be amazed how many bindings are refused due to too high value! 90% are from male skiers!

 

Yes that card is a MUST in all shops!

 

Vist



When I worked at Mt.Snow (ASC days) they did this.... Certify your binding pressure in their little machine before you were allowed to work on those skis......

 

Problem was I was pre-releasing all over the place...... Hit a patch of new man-made and ping!.... over the handlebars!

 

Good idea in theory, as I agree, many do have too high a setting, but the liability-set company settings were rediculous!  

post #36 of 36
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Ramzee has introduced an "important" point about DIN value setting.

 

First nothing should be done "blindly" like a robot. All factors should be considered before making a decision as important as setting DIN levels. Problem is most skiers are not educated in the pros and cons.

Those cell values are "lower level" values to protect the shop and ski companies. All smart skiers should consider their "accepted" value based on their knowledge and homework done!

 

Yes Ranzee, your bindings were tested ( at minimum level) for the sake of the ski resort,,,,then you must consider the type of skier you are. The kind of terrain you ski. The risk level you want to take.

Skiing on hard ice type race course offers one type of danger.

Skiing on powder offers another type of danger.

Skiing in glades offers yet another type of danger level!

 

I typically in the Spring time go UP half a value since the snow is "soft, mushy" and holds skis in more! My worst releases were in bottom easy sections of slopes where there was water,slush, etc,,,,

All skiers should know their DIN value for their skiing type!

 

Clearly Ranzee,,you are not a typical skier. You require more from the ski and bindings. Just how close you want to get to the "envelope" is you call as an adult!

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