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    took a noob BC skiing yesterday- he had modern good rental AT equipment from a good shop with Fritsche bindings and proper AT boots. He kept pre-releasing. Snow in boots/bindings not problem the as far as I could tell. I don't know the DIN # but he told the rental shop he was a "3" skier in the 1 to 3 scale (which he is). Is there something to look out for in particular with these bindings, or should he just crank up the DIN next time?
    Reluctant enthusiast, part-time crusader, half-hearted fanatic

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    Originally posted by Tele 'til You're Smelly View Post
    took a noob BC skiing yesterday- he had modern good rental AT equipment from a good shop with Fritsche bindings and proper AT boots. He kept pre-releasing. Snow in boots/bindings not problem the as far as I could tell. I don't know the DIN # but he told the rental shop he was a "3" skier in the 1 to 3 scale (which he is). Is there something to look out for in particular with these bindings, or should he just crank up the DIN next time?
    Sounds to me like the bindings wern't adjusted properly. Not so much the DIN but the proper BSL or more than likely the toe height was not correct. When I adjust the toe I put the boot in the binding and put a piece of paper between the boot and the binding and adjust the toe screw until you can barely pull the paper out. The BSL# on the boot should correspond withthe ##'s on the rail of the binding. Sometimes you need to make that fit a little tighter. Once done, when the boot is in the binding there should be no play in the boot at the toe and everything should feel solid. As far as DIN, bigger intermediate male 7/8 less for small male or gal. All this IMO
    "Just say no to groomed snow"

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      I agree with Quad re toe height. I've seen that exact problem once and a similar one once -- the first time it was the toe height and the second it was a blown DIN spring mechanism in the tow piece (and in that situation, there was no way to get the boot to stay in the binding, so I doubt that was the issue).

      It's possible that the toe height adjustment screw was stripped, which might explain why the rental shop tech didn't catch it, i.e., he or she adjusted it correctly, but it slid back up because the screw is stripped.

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      • #4
        thanks both of you
        Reluctant enthusiast, part-time crusader, half-hearted fanatic

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