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How do you use a ski binding adjustment chart?

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To use a ski binding adjustment chart, locate the row with the release code, lettered A through P, which corresponds to your weight, and the row with the release code that corresponds to your height. If they are not the same, choose the row closer to the top of the chart. Locate the column with your boot length. The DIN setting for the toe and heel bindings is at the intersection of this row and column.

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When using the DIN chart, make further adjustments for skier type and age. The base DIN setting determined using weight and height information is for a Type One skier, who prefers skiing cautiously and at slower speeds. For a Type Two skier, who prefers a variety of speeds, move down the chart one row. For a Type Three skier, who prefers faster speeds, move down the chart two rows. Those age 9 or under or age 50 or over move up the chart one row.

DIN is short for Deutsches Institut für Normung, or the German Institute for Standardization, and is the industry-adopted scale of release force settings for ski bindings. The specific DIN settings on the ski binding adjustment chart are based on International Organization for Standardization recommendations.

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