When i opened up the box and checked my bindings DINs, one was at 5 and the other was cranked way up at 14. When i lowered the 14 DIN binding back to 5, it was much easier (less resistance) to pull the toe clips apart on that binding compared to the one that came out of the box with its DIN set at 5. So its pretty obvious that the spring on the binding that came with its DIN at 14 must have had some strain (fatigue) from all the time it spent sitting in the shop with its spring compressed so tight.
My plan is to take the toe piece that came out of the box with its DIN at 5 and crank it up to 14 and leave it for a few nights. Then i will bring its DIN back down to 5 and compare it with the other one to see if the springs feel closer together in strength. And then if its still not even i will repeat until the bindings both feel the same spring force at the same DIN.
does this sound like a good plan?