Determine the type of skier, from one of the following groups:
I - Cautious skiing at lighter release/retention settings.
Skieers who designate themselves "I"
must accept a narrower margin of retention in order to gain a wider
margin of release.
II - Average/moderate skiing at average release/retention
settings. Skiers who designate themselves
"II" must accept a balanced compromise between release and
III - Aggressive, higher speed skiing at higher
release/retention settings. Skers who designate
themselves "III" must accept a narrower margin of release in
order to gain a wider margin of
Find the Release Code (letter A through O) which corresponds to the
skier's weight, as well as the Release
Code which corresponds to the skier's height. If they are not the
same, choose the one that is closer to the
top of the chart. For example if the skier's weight is 175 lbs. (code
L) and the height is 5'7" (code K),
choose code K as the correct line of the chart to be reading.
Make the adjustments for skier type and age.
The selecton from Step 1 is for an "I" type skier. If the
skier is "II" move down the
chart one code. If the skier type is "III" move down the
chart two codes. If the skier is age 50 or
over, move up the chart one code.
Note and record the final Release Code letter for the skier.
Reading on the corrected release code line from Step 2, find the
column with the skier's boot length.
Within the box which corresponds to the skier's Release Code and his
or her boot length is a number. This is
to be used as the DIN setting for the toe and heel bindings.
The Complete DIN Chart - With Release Torque Settings
For you professionals who have a jig for measuring binding release
forces, and you've misplaced your chart,
DIN Chart from Salomon Web Site
You may download a PDF of the Salomon
Shop Practices Manual, which contains a DIN chart.