How to choose a ski binding

How to choose a ski binding

The kind of Bindings-Boot combination will be the most difficult thing to do. Because Boots and Binding are often a a combination where not every boot is suitable for each type of binding and the other way around. And even more when you look for a heel-free system you will need to make sure that the binding-boot combination is the correct one.

Before buy or rent Ski binding, you should take into account the following questions:

What is my Skill Level?

When you have to choose your binding the first thing that you have to take into account is your skill level and you need to be honest about this in order to choose that fit your current level but also offer you the room to grow.
  • For Beginners
    Skiers who are skiing for first time are well off with lower end general bindings that do not have to cost you a lot.
    They possibly will want low DIN setting where the skis are released quickly in case of sudden or excess pressure.

  • Intermediate
    They should have higher more tolerant DIN Settings. It is preferable the skis be released pretty quickly in sudden movements.

  • Advanced
    In this level, Skiers need DIN settings that are much less tolerable because they will often be skiing under high pressures. Obviously the binding should release in too sudden or too stressful pressures. But these bindings will be able to support a lot of pressure without releasing but they will release when the extreme pressure is followed after by an unexpected movement. For very advanced skiers, who have even higher DIN settings, when they reach a point in their skiing performance where retention is dangerous but where release could prove fatal.

What features should I look for?

Ski Binding can have a variety of features that can aid your skiing.
  • Forward Pressure
    Here are skiers who have flexible skis and/or ski under high pressures then they will need enough forward pressure to keep your skis retained. All Skiers who fall into this category will have to look for bindings with advanced forward pressure mechanisms.

  • Release Directions
    Verify in which directions your toe and heel piece will release and try to co-ordiate this information your skiing style.

  • Antifriction device
    Verify for a good performing AFD. Usually in more advanced bindings the AFD will have rolling mechanisms to make sure you release well under all conditions.

  • Lift
    For carving turns, Will be necessary bindings that lift your boots from the ski. So the extra clearing will keep your boots froms craping the snow.

  • Vibration Dampening
    While harder you ski more vibration you will undergo. For this, if you are a hard skier look for Simple dampening devices made out of rubber or more advanced mechanical devices in order to reduce vibration.

  • Adjustements
    Skiers who ski on different surfaces like deep powder, probably they will want to be able to adjust your bindings and stance.