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Din and forward pressure... the same????
okay, so i am looking to crank up my dins a little. i looked at the chart that was posted a little while ago, and right now i am at about a 6 din, and i should be at an 8 if i say i am a class lll skier. i am 6'1'' and 155 lbs. so this is about where i should be at. i have never pre-released at 6, but i will be trying some bigger stuff this year, so i think i will need them to be higher.
anyway, my question is what all do i need to adjust to make them right. i know to adjust the din by using the screws on the toe and heel pieces, but is there anything else i have to do? i have heard of people talking about adjusting forward pressure, is this the same as the din setting or is it different?
also, i have salomon s912ti bindings, if anyone knows what i need to adjust on these that would be great.
thanks in advance for the help.
set em at 8. i'm at 7.5 and you got a good 15 pounds on me.
Use the fucking chart.
If you're too much of a retard to know where the two DIN adjustment screws are, and don't have at least a vague concept of forward pressure, don't play with your bindings.
^shut up, i know where the screws are you moron. i am just wondering if this is all i have to adjust.
if anyone else knows that isnt an asshole please post.
if you dont have good knowledge of bindings you shouldnt be messing around with forward pressure but 8 sounds like a good din.
what is forward pressure? i was under the assumption it was the same as the din setting. if not is it the setting they make so that your boot will fit properly to click in. like the distance between the binding pieces?
forward pressure is NOT the same as din.. i dont know the techy stuff behind it but it has something to do with the dial at the back of the binding and i know is taht if forward pressure is off then you can really fuck yourself up... this is why you should never set your own bindings unless you know what your doing.. din on the other hand is easy to adjust
so i dont need to mess with the forward pressure at all? thats all i want to know, cuz i know how to do the din, but is that all i have to adjust?
you can crank your dins up all you want but if the forward pressure is not set right you will release either all the time or not at all. the indicator is different on each binding, most of the time it has something to do with hash marks and arrows on the side of the heel piece. when you click the boot in, the forward pressure has to be in that range.
See I took my bindings to a shop and they didn't set the forward pressure correctly, so I had to do it myself because the marker on my bindings was showing way too much pressure, and I took them back but they said they were fine so I just did it myself.
if my bindings were already set up correctly and i just want higher dins, the screw for the din part is all i need to adjust right? i dont need to mess with forward pressure if they were already set do i?
ok, you said you have s912ti's. that means it's gonna be harder for you to fuck it up which is good. (markers and look/rossi have multiple screws in back which can be confusing if you don't know which is which...nevermind)
all you need to do is turn the screw on the front of the toe piece right until it's at 8. then, flip up the heel piece so you can see the din on there better. turn that one right until it's at 8 (the setting on the heel is where the edge of the slanted line meets the edge)
the foreward pressure piece is under the rear din screw but don't worry about that. it should be fine if you're only changing your din.
go fuck shit up
^thank you very much. that was exactly what i was looking for. so i should be good with dins at 8.
what's your height, weight, and boot sole length (in mm)
it says your boot sole length on the heel of your boot on the side usually
6'1'', 155 lbs, but i will be gaining weight soon from weight training, so maybe like 160 ish. and my boot sole is 315mm.
i read the chart that was up a while ago, and i have mine set at 6 right now because i was lighter when i got them mounted. also i said i was a type ll skier then, and now i think i am good enough to go to type lll, and the chart said my din should be 8 for my size.
i have my dins at 9 on my stl's and maidens, and they seem to release fine, and i weigh 140.
i wiegh 160 and my dins are around a 6, but thats because i have a bad knee and need em to release
i weigh 135 and have mine set at six are yours just cranked up or are mine just way low ????
i dont know my stls have s912's and they popped out a couple times landing switch off a rail if i leaned to far forward, and those were at 7 so i put them at 9 and they still release easy enough. and i have rossis on my maidens and i just figure with those skis you should crank the dins up anyway.
unfortunately, i have s810s, and they release super early if i land on my tails. i'm 6'1", 170lbs, and my din's at 8. is this a din problem or are they set up wrong all together (plz note i just changed boots, which are the same size (27.5), but this might be a factor?)?
foward pressure isn't affected by turning up your din so assuming it was right before it will be right at a higher din setting. You will be fine at the setting the chart says at type three but it may hurt a little if you need to pop out it just depends on the scenario and the specific binding. If you tell me what binding it is I could tell you how to check the foward pressure it's pretty simple. Chances are if you had it mounted at a good shop it's already right though.
^yeah, i have s912ti's and they were shop mounted, so i think they should be good. i think i am just going to put it to 7 and then see if i have problems from there.
thank you very much to everyone that helped me out in this thread.
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