How do DIN settings work?
The DIN setting is calculated based on your boot sole length, age, weight, height, and ability level when your bindings are mounted on your skis. The higher the DIN, the higher the force required to release from your bindings.
What does ski DIN stand for?
Deutsches Institut für Normung
It’s an acronym, one that stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung, or, the German Institute for Standardization. This is an industry wide scale of release force for ski bindings. To help reduce the risk of injury, ski bindings are designed to release in the event of a fall.
What does DIN setting mean?
What does DIN mean on ski bindings?
How do you set up downhill ski bindings?
- Place your boot on the binding, making sure the front of the boot is pressed into the toe piece.
- Unlock the heel piece of the binding by lifting the brake arm and slide the heel piece onto the rail until it is in contact with the rear of the boot.
- Release the locking mechanism and you’re done!
What is the Din setting on my skis?
The DIN setting will be set by a shop technician, based on your weight, height and ability level, when your bindings are mounted on your skis. The lower the DIN, the lower the force required to release from your bindings. Your skiing ability, as well as your weight, will help you determine the appropriate DIN range…
What does the Din value mean for skiers?
One of the key considerations for the DIN value is the skier’s ability. The DIN value takes this into consideration by separating skiers up into 3 main types (with 2 sub-types either side). For a release value lower than for a Type 1 skier. i.e Lighter first-time skiers.
How do I find the line for my skis?
Follow these five steps: 1 First you want to find the line with your bodyweight inside of the DIN setting table. 2 Then you look right to find the base DIN setting according to your sole length. 3 Now is where the ability level comes in. We distinguish three different types of skiers: More
What is Din and why does it matter for ski bindings?
Advanced or expert skiers have a higher release force because their skiing style is more aggressive and the ski is exposed to more forces. For new or beginner skiers their DIN setting is lower so that the ski safely detaches in the event of a fall or impact. Use my free DIN calculator above to determine the range to help you set your ski bindings.