From Wikipedia because I'm too lazy to type:
The boot is released by the binding if a certain amount of torque
is applied (usually created by the weight of a falling skier). The
amount of torque required to release the boot is adjusted by turning a
screw on the toe and heel piece. This is called (colloquially) the DIN
setting, because the standards for Alpine ski binding settings are issued by Deutsches Institut für Normung
. The correct DIN setting
is based on height, weight, ski boot sole length, the skiing style of
the skier (cautious, average, or aggressive) and, age (if the skier is
younger than 10 years old, or 50 years old or older).
Did that kid also tell you that FTs eliminate shin bang?
It doesn't matter if you're a King or a lowly street sweeper, sooner or later you'll dance with the Reaper.