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    DIN setting for 17 year old

    My 17 year old son made it back to Steamboat for finals and took two runs on the upper Bashor course. The second time his ski released in the lower section. I was sure we had checked the settings at the beginning of the season but found they were set at 7. Mine as a 60 year old female are set at 8, he out weighs me by 15 lbs but is much stronger. We upped the setting to 9. Is that enough? He had a 7.5 handicap first run so skis agressivelly. His race is on See Me. Is 9 high enough?
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    Always a tough one since din charts don't really work that great for racing, but going up always gives the possibility of no release when you need it. At 6ft 175, I run mine at 11 which is off the chart and may some day bite me in the rear, but that is where they need to be so that I don't release unintentionally.

    That course was super sloppy, only hit the ice a couple times. Hopefully it will be slipped out to the hard pack tomorrow. I'm racing on see me in the morning.
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    Linda:

    I learned about this issue the hard way in Park City in the early 2000's. Soft, wet snow and I pre-released on my 1st run. That's the day I met Fuxi. We set my bindings some 2 or 3 settings firmer than I'd been running. It helped me stay in my bindings.

    I agree with Chuck that standard DIN charts are for skiers, not so much for racers. Adding 2 turns to Marlin's settings (7 to 9) seems like a pretty good adjustment. He sure ripped it up today!!!


    Best of luck to you both.

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    Thanks for the input and info guys. I have had bad falls from low settings too over the years in the gates. I really thought we upped the setting on his skis at the beginning of the season but maybe it was another pair of skis. Glad he had the problem in training today rather than in the race. I check my settings from time to time because I've had them adjusted downward without my knowledge or permission before when leaving them for tuning.
    Good luck tomorrow!
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