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DIN Setting calculator (Excel)

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DIN Setting calculator (Excel)

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
There are numerous guides on the interweb that will tell you what DIN settings you should have on your skis.

Using the gudie provided here - http://coffee.sdsc.edu/din_setting/ - I made a crude Excel spreadsheet to calculate DIN settings. Click to download (it works with OpenOffice as well)

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Incorrectly adjusting your bindings may lead to injuries!
Using this page to adjust your bindings yourself is thus entirely at your own risk!

To ensure that your bindings are correctly adjusted, have your bindings adjusted and checked at a professional ski shop!



(I'm an inquisitive chap who likes to know how and why things works and would not adjust my own settings because I don't have any way of testing them other than hoping they will release before I damage myself! Smile )
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Tomsk, whose data is that based on (I mean the original website)?
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
There appears to be about a 0.5 difference between the front and rear settings on my bindings on my skis in the way the shop set them up for me. Although it is possible that I was just reading the setting wrong of course, I was wondering if this meant they were setup correctly of not?
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Stig Arne Bye

I got it from his own website, which now seems to have disappeared. I googled and found the other website that I linked to which has a copy of the data. On Stig's original website he details two other methods. One using measurment of your bones and age which is where the original DIN settings originate from he says, and another based on actually forcing the binding to release.

I downloaded the web pages in January this year. His pages are copyrighted 2000.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Spideog, if the shop used a binding release torque testing machine then it's possible they are set up better than if the indicated release settings were the same.
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I presume that one of these torque testing machines would be an impressive looking bit of kit that it would be fairly obvious if they were using it? In which case I'm pretty sure that they didn't use one when setting up my ski's initially and it's either my eyesight or the bloke that fitted the bindings which is at fault.
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Spideog wrote:
I presume that one of these torque testing machines would be an impressive looking bit of kit that it would be fairly obvious if they were using it?......

Spideog, you're right, here's mine in action:
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Thats a Marker binding, I don't need no machine to tell me it will pre-release....................


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veeeight, Buy slightly older Looks then!

(Ducks too)
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I set mine at 7.5 for todays skiing and found them more difficult to release when I went for my mid morning hot chocolate – think I’ll put them back to 7 for my next slide.
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