Question I Need Help With:
Can you properly set up the Guardians to mostly eliminate pre-release while still having them release properly to prevent injury? If so how?
(super excited for the Cast system so I can take the pivots to the BC, I really only got the Guardians cuz I was doing longer stuff and had to get off the trekkers)
Back in December, I was skiing and hit a tree stump under the snow. I was on my touring set up, a pair of Rossi Squads 180cm with Salomon Guardian Bindings with my dins set to 11 and I was 205 lbs at the time (and 5'10"). The binding did not release, my ski flexed hard and I felt my Achilles rip apart just before the binding blew into touring mode. I was skiing medium slow, probably around 30 km/h. I got to spent my New Years eve getting my leg stitched back together and missed this epic winter we had (at least I already had 21 days in the bag and a September trip to Argentia in the bag). I should also mention I had a similar incident the season before where my tip clipped a tree at higher speeds, my Rossi FKS's released properly. Although I broke the ski in half I was fine.
Why They Seem to Be A Problem Binding:
This was my first season on them and when things started filling in in December, I finally got into some more aggressive riding. The first issue I had is that the heels would blow when I got more forward on my skis in pillow lines. Each time I checked them and they looked adjusted properly. I had actually meant to increase the din the day of the incident, but it slipped my mind. Now that I'm more mobile, I wanted to get back to some skinning so I can be ready for the extended season we are going to have (I should get full clearance to ski mid June). The first thing I did was trying and step out of my binding with my good leg the din set to 11 (I am now 195lbs thanks rehab!) and I can not physically do it. With as quick of speed possible I'm putting in full force and I feel like the ski is about to break.