it depends on how hard youre sking/what youre skiing too. leave them at what the shop puts them at at least the first day and tighten them if you need to after that. id only go up by one setting at a time.
and to the OP: generally if you have to ask what to set it to you should keep your hands off and let the shop do it for you. in all honesty pre-releasing in the park really isnt too dangerous unless it right off the lip. the dangerous pre-releases happen when you are maching down some rowdy terrain and then a ski comes off and you cant hockey stop and then you tomahawk down moguls, trees, cliffs, and rocks
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you dont need to set them that high, most everyone seems to forget what forward pressure does. Aka I'm 205 lbs 5'10 and I ride my dins at 10 to 10.5 and I have no pre-release issues what so ever and Im in the small percentage of my friends that hasnt blown a knee
Merse you sexy potatoe you better be doing some thing fucking crazy up there, see yea soon br-ah
maybe the shop i go to has a bunch of handicrapped people but they always set it waaaay too low and i always have to crank it up.
I weigh 115lbs and run mine and run my DIN at 7.
No wonder, everyone fucking hates you because your more of a douchebag than charmander and emopoppins put together.
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hey dude, you're a cunt. thats just my opinion though. i feel like you could have used your time better or more productively or some shit learning how to not be a cunt, or be less of a cunt. but um, its just my opinion.
ah fuckit, nah, you're just a cunt.
IF YOU SET YOUR BINDINGS YOURSELF, YOU'RE ASKING FOR IT.
That goes for most of NS. Take them to a shop - if they're at all smart they'll do 'em right. DIN is based on your height, weight, age, skier ability, and the length of your boots - a lot factors into this setting. The shop should have a machine to calculate the DIN and subsequently torque the binding to make sure it will release under the proper strain.
Don't be an idiot. Pay someone professional to do it. Your knees are worth it.
OP: "If you suddenly skied off a huge fuckin cliff and you only had time to throw one last trick before you died, what would it be?"
Malcolm: "id probably just flail my self to death"
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Rofl! Shut the fuck up please! No wonder everyone in the us has torn acl's all the time...He's 100lbs for fuck's sake! He'll not even be able to get in there in the first place!
Don't put your din above 6.5/7 my man. And that's already really on the high side. I'm a certified tech but I wouldn't recommend you'd put them above that. You probs want 5.5/6 more like it. You're really short and light...
last season i was like 6 foot 145, and they put them on like 6
now im almost 6'1" and 150-155 and they litteraly came flying off at mt hood, and not when i needed them to. I need new boots this season so when i get them mounted im making sure that they put them way higher.
A couple of kids that go to my school started raping for fun and their shit turned out pretty nice - jweid
Start with what the shop puts them to. If you pre-release a lot then increase them A BIT (like .5). Repeat until satisfied. I don't think that there is a perfect DIN setting. You have to find a balance between protecting your knees and never pre-releasing. Can't have both.
I'm 6'2", about 170-175 lbs with ski gear on, 325 mm BSL. I don't go huge in the park but like to haul ass on the groomers. My DIN is set to 8-9 depending a bit on what I'm doing.