Well first I should really ask the question of what is an appropriate DIN for me. I am 6'3" 190 lbs and as for skill level and riding area I like to hit the big jump lines but mostly just straight air or backflip them. I will be hoping to throw down some corks or rodeos or similar tricks next season.
I also enjoy dropping the occasional small cliff in the steeps of my resort max height of like 20 feet if im feeling adventurous.
So I got a free pair of skis and binding my first ski season (2 years ago) and rode on a 6 DIN all season with no problems, I wasnt throwing anything big that season.
This year i stuck with those skis but bumped the din up to 8 on both skis (a 10 DIN binding). No problems through the year in terms of release.
I currently purchased some rossignol Axial 110 binding with an 11 DIN max and was hoping that this would be good for my next few seasons of increased difficulty and size.
I know that people on NS love to crank those DINs with fk 18 dins ful metal casing for people who weigh 150 lbs. I personally feel comftorable with riding on the shop recommended setting of 7-8 for me, but I need to know if this is safe and is strong enough for me.
I really don't want to be having releases while hitting a jump or dropping a cliff.
So, NS, do you think that I should keep my DIN at the shop recommended or go up a bit to say 8 or 9