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Ye Olde Tyrolia 380RDs

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I just dug my father's old (1983-ish) skis out of the attic because I need to teach my kid to ski. (I haven't skied in about 10 years) 

 

I got some cheap used Salomon demo boots on eBay and got them fitted to the bindings.

 

 

To the best of my knowledge these bindings are not the exploding ones but you guys and gals would know better.

 

1) Does anyone have the correct tuning info for how tight I should adjust the springs?

 

The gauges read: 6,8,10,R

 

(they currently adjusted to "8" all around)

 

I weigh 210 lbs. (Really.)

 

I plan to use these on bunny slopes only to teach the kiddo, and if she likes it, I'll invest in a better pair.

 

Thanks for the help!

 

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Edited by yeoldefatty - 1/4/11 at 2:00pm
post #2 of 7

As far as skiing this binding, as a vintage guy, I wouldn't ski them but more so...How are you going to teach your kids to ski on modern equipment when you are skiing old straight skis? 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

As far as skiing this binding, as a vintage guy, I wouldn't ski them but more so...How are you going to teach your kids to ski on modern equipment when you are skiing old straight skis? 


Thanks for the reply...

 

At this point, it's just to get out on the snow and get the kiddo interested in the idea. Trying to familiarize her... She's still too small for actual boots/bindings so she has "play skis" with velcro straps (that never release.) I realize that's a bit of a scary prospect, so I added a toe strap so she cant get too twisted up.

 

She'll (hopefully) be big enough for rentals next year... I just wanted to cut a couple of wide s turns with her this year, if that.

 

I just want to make sure they're not so loose that they come off and I land on my kid. I'd err on the loose side, if anything... I just don't know how loose that is.

 

(And FTR, the bindings are cutting edge compared to the skis.)

 

 

 

post #4 of 7
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Bump.

 

No spring info for these puppies? Does anyone have an old manual or website with the weight tolerances for these gauges?

 

Tyrolia website won't answer my question for legal reasons. 

post #5 of 7

Lots of the 380's were recalled because the toe height screw would strip out.  Your just talking Din, so 8 will be fine.  Just be careful!

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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

Lots of the 380's were recalled because the toe height screw would strip out.  Your just talking Din, so 8 will be fine.  Just be careful!



This is what I was looking for (DIN Chart). Thanks. I'll be careful, and I'll upgrade as soon as the kiddo is ready for the chair lift.

post #7 of 7

Love the 380RD's. Just bought a pair off eBay.de for €1 to fit to my 1980's Völkl Explosivs :-)

 

This should help in determining your DIN-setting:

 

http://www.dinsetting.com/

 

7 or 8 looks about right. Rule of thumb: you must be able to twist your toe out with some effort. Also, propelling yourself forward (whilst standing still)  should release the heels.

 

Some cleaning & lubrication looks advisable as well from the pictures. I always use silicone-based lubricant.

 

Anyways: just be careful, don't get over fussy about it, enjoy!

 

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