Well you cant really cut brakes to fit a smaller ski so i would go with sth its still a great binding i have fks 140 and sth 14 i ride 8.5 and am 6'1 and weigh 175 and have no realease issues whatsoever
No, I don't believe they are. They have the all metal toe piece just like the 18s, but the toe is somewhat metal and stronger than any other plastic binding, but still some plastic.
Bomber binding anyway
Schizos are pieces of shit and the track that the binding sits on comes loose all the time get a ffg or driver toe binding 12 or 14 din whichever meets your needs better there the same minus the din range
you can't just go off of those examples because you BSL is also factored in because the larger your boot, the more torque there is on your leg. the ski tech just gave you the recommended setting so ride at that and if you find yourself pre releasing when everything else is adjusted properly, then you can start bumping up your din one click at a time until you find a setting that releases when it should.
"There's only one way to settle this. A dick-off." - Jeff Schmuck
Your real problem is that you can't ride an 8-18 DIN binding at anything lower than 10...especially FKS, the DIN on the toe piece backs out to zero randomly making the toe piece wobble if you ride them at 8 or 9. If you look at the DIN indicator you'll see that 8 and 9 are surrounded by one color (I believe silver) and the rest of the DINs are surrounded by another color (I believe black), this is because the bindings weren't meant to be ridden at those DIN ranges (no bindings should be ridden at max or min DIN because it either puts too much tension on the springs or not enough, you should be somewhere around the middle of the range).
This is correct. I have STH 12's and have them on 7 din. I am 5'7" and weigh about 125lbs. I love my STH's so unless I can get some FKS 155 bindings I'm not getting new bindings until these are completely shot.
^Nope the binding certainly does have an effect. I am lucky to get to ride alot of different bindings and not all bindings hold the boot evenly. On my skis I use 916 steels set to 11. I recently rode some z12's again on 11 and was popping out all the time as the toe piece simply could not handle the forces, and yes the bindings were set up perfectly, its just the ztoe could not hold the toe as well as the driver toe. Dins are standardized but the way a boot is held in a binding certainly is not.
Yeah i ride 26.5 full tilts which really isnt that small. The only reason i have my dins so high is cause I compete in big mountain were you do NOT want your skis coming off or it could be a season ending fall, and i just have got used to them for riding and competing park although its probably a tad high. I ski at Jackson by the way.
im 6'1, 155, 28.5, and my park skis are 9 in the heel and 10 in the toe. seems about perfect to me since they have always popped off in gnarly falls, but stay on when im hitting rails and doing butters.