so i have been using fks 155 for 2 years in the park and it has been a miracle.
every other binding i had would just collapse in weeks or just release when not needed.
i weigh 160 lbs so i set my din at 8. My bindings released maybe 3 times last year. I ski pretty hard and about 80 times a year.
because i had used them alot (4 years of racing before putting them on my twins) and because i thought they were getting a bit loose on the heel part, i decided to buy new ones.
i was thinking of buying 180s because they dont make 155s anymore but the guy at the shop told me it wouldnt be good to set my din at 8 on those bindings, so i thought, fuck it lets go with the 140s.
i just tried them today and they would always release for nothing. every time i would lock with pressure for a blind 270 out my ski would pop out.
So i was thinking.. the heel part now moves around easier, so i dont know if the release pattern has changed because of that. The 140s come with the small toe piece, and got me thinking if it was a shitty part.
now im contemplating this situation and wondering if just blew away 400$ for nothing.
halp me ns... does the 155,180 toe piece on the fks make a real difference?
On the older ones have a white tab on the back of a heel tab that is supposed to line up with a line. It doesn't seem very precise, I would just take it into a shop though. Forward pressure is a seriious business.
Without a job, how do you feel like you're contributing to society?
I didnt read all the responses because I am in class but I have never had trouble with mine (6 feet 2 in 160) and my din is on 7 (140's) I have never had trouble with mine infact they are the best I have ever used. Is it possible your shop mounted them a little wrong?
The tab isn't accurate most of the time. Snap your boot in and try to twist the dildo. You want little to no rotation. Don't lock it down too far though. Once that's set, bump up your setting incrementally if you're still releasing when you don't want to.
your problem is the forward pressure. When I mounted my new Pivot 14's this season I set the forward pressure so the ramp lined up with the tabs and I could still turn the dildos and lift the heel of the boot off the base plate. I had to set them so the ramp was about 2mm past the tabs.