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Higher vs. Lower Forward Pressure

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

If a binding produces forward pressure in an acceptable range between two different distance settings for a given boot... What are the advantages and disadvantages of higher or lower pressure? Thank You

post #2 of 11

No advantages. It will cause inconsistent releases either way.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

What I mean is binding can be set for either 325mm or 330mm sole, my sole is 327 but the forward pressure gauge shows appropriate pressure on either 325 or 330 distance.  So it doesn't matter either way?

post #4 of 11

Nope, a couple mm either way shouldn't effect anything.

post #5 of 11

What binding do you have?

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

Tyrolia RF10, has no forward pressure adjustment. 

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Pine View Post

Tyrolia RF10, has no forward pressure adjustment. 



??? Can you not lift the tab at the rear and slide the heel in the track/ladder? Or did they change something recently? The older RailFlex II SL10 could be adjusted that way.

 

Either way, if the indicator is in range then there's no problem :)

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

I'm not sure of how other bindings adjust, but the distance between the toe and the heel is adjusted by lifting a tab on the track, aligning the appropriate distance, and then closing that tab and putting the screw into the rail.  On the heel the only adjustment is for the heel release pressure. 

post #9 of 11

I think the Railflex bindings have the traditional Tyrolia forward pressure adjustment, which is the tab/prongs on the heel that adjust in roughly 3 mm increments along the track.

 

If one of these pictures looks something like your binding setup, you can narrow the range down a bit more:

 

tyrolia fwd press.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Pine View Post

I'm not sure of how other bindings adjust, but the distance between the toe and the heel is adjusted by lifting a tab on the track, aligning the appropriate distance, and then closing that tab and putting the screw into the rail.  On the heel the only adjustment is for the heel release pressure. 


This is actually the forward pressure adjustment, part of getting the correct placement of the heel piece on the rail.
 

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the help, I think it makes sense now.  By shortening the front track and lengthing the rear track, the pressure would decrease as is the inverse.  There is no graduated device on the heel, just a rectangular shaped piece of plastic with a shiny depressed area that the binding goes over when the boot is in.

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