How to Adjust Ski Bindings
Learning how to adjust ski bindings is really a technique left to the professionals. In this article, we will discuss the procedure for adjusting ski bindings in general. Understand though, that adjusting ski binding rely on a group of information. Adjusting ski bindings is different by skiing ability and type of skiing. Adjusting ski bindings differ for the seasoned downhill skier and the seasoned mogul skier. Please consider these instructions for adjusting ski bindings as an informational tutorial and leave the actual adjustment of ski bindings to a professional
Reasons to have to adjust your ski bindings can include:
- New ski boots
- Change in weight
- Increase in ability
- Change in skiing style (i.e. downhill to mogul)
- Change in height (generally, children)
What you will need to adjust ski bindings:
- Ski boots
- Tape measure
- Pen and paper
- DIN chart (this is the chart developed to provide general measurement information based on the criteria to adjust ski bindings. German generated chart that stands for Deutsche industrial norm.
How to adjust ski bindings:
- Calculate your personal data in comparison to the DIN. Write this information down for reference. Your height, weight, age, ski type (skill) and boot sole length. If not known use the tape measure to measure.
- Input this information into a DIN calculator. Recalculate by reentering the numbers requested. The more novice a skier the lower the number should be.
- Using the screwdriver adjust the heel and toe setting to match the number generated by the Din. Secure the screws to this position. Apply adequate torque to secure into place.
- With your ski boot on, fir the bindings as you normally would. Lift each foot, jiggle and carefully kick your foot forward and back. You are testing the hold of the bindings. Be sure to retest your binding when you hit the slopes.
Tip: It is highly recommended that you consult an expert when adjusting your bindings. Several things can go wring when adjusting ski bindings yourself. If you are not a certified technician then it is advised you seek one to adjust your bindings.