What up y'all, tried a search and didn't find too much on this, so I'm starting a new thread. I just bought my first pair of park skis (center mount woohoo!) and am stoked to get spinny (and hopefully flippy) this winter! I'm a pretty aggressive skier outside the park, and am decent at hitting straight jumps with some shiftys here or there and had a 50% stomp rate on 10-15' drops last year. Thus I set my DINs at 10.5 (which is III+ on the chart for my BSL and weight etc). This has been excellent for me as I had many yard sales last year but didn't feel like they ever prereleased :)
Since I'm total shit at skiing switch and doing tricks I'm wondering if I should bump the DIN on my park skis down to like 8 or something as I expect to fall quite a lot whereas in my all mountain skiing I almost never fall unless it's a pow day so I know I (probably) won't get hurt. I'm also 29 and have broken my tibia and kneecap a few times so I'm not keen to tear anything cause my DINs are too high. I'm thinking maybe start with lower DINs and just slowly increase them as I feel they prerelease, but also prereleasing sucks cause falling hurts at my age. Anyone else here get into park skiing long after they learned to ski well? Or anyone have any thoughts on learning to ski park with high vs low DINs?
FYI I've already got the bindings set up for my boots and tested by a reputable shop so all the forward pressure and toe plate height and stuff will be correct. Not gonna mess with anything myself except MAYBE the DIN setting itself. Also I live in Boulder and have an ikon pass, so if anyone wants to screw around at eldora, WP, or copper sometime lmk.