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Difference between bindings
So i am not entirely sure what the difference between cheap and expensive bindings is, other than durability.
I am assuming that an expensive bindings allows less prereleases than a cheap binding at the din setting?
I am switching from squires to jesters and i am a little worried about my knees.
I ride the squires at 11 and still pop out switch landings (heavy guy hence the investment in jesters)
Should i try to ride the jesters at an 11 as well or crank the din up a bit, or even lower it down a little bit?
At the same din stetting*
Try the Jesters, set up properly, with the proper DIN setting for you first.
It's impossible to give you a DIN recommendation without knowing your height, weight and how fast and big you go. Your best bet would just be to go to a good ski shop and ask them.
I'm not asking for a din recommendation, i'm asking wether i can get away with a lower or the same setting on the jesters without popping out when landing switch. Since the jesters have better elasticity and what not.
I am basically asking the general question if you can ski on a lower din with better bindings (= safer) than on cheap bindings without prerelease issues
everything should remain the same.
Whilst theoretically a din should be standard across all bindings... for sure there is a difference.
I tend to set bindings im not familiar with at 10 and go up after skiing them, an STH/sth2 I get away with a 12 setting. but on Jesters I have to use 13 to avoid un wanted releases.
(please note all numbers are used as personal examples and I am not recommending anything)
So what I am basically saying is, try setting on a lower setting that you consider safe or that a shop recommends, Then work from there. A Jester is for sure more solid than a squire.
thank you, that was the answer I was looking for since the din charts the shops use are clearly not meant for park skiing. I mean if you get away with skier type 3+ for park, go for it, but i imagine that probably isn't sufficient when you combine heavy guys with large jumps.
I can tell you that with jesters you wont find completely retarded pre-release situations, so just have confidence in the best binding in the Marker line that many pro's swear by. Set it up about a half point (personal preference) lower than you normally would with other bindings because the elasticity can really make it feel like the din is higher than what you are used to.
agree with above, the more elasticity in a binding plate the better it will hold you in on those tip or tail landings. the elasticity really comes into play when slamming into a mogul real hard head on too. DIN it lower than you would and creep those settings up if needed. save those knees brotha
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