Weight Adjustment for Salomon Ski Bindings

Weight Adjustment for Salomon Ski Bindings
Salmon ski bindings come in several different styles. Performance, backcountry, junior and sport are the offerings of Salmon bindings to the ski world. For the Salomon bindings to work efficiently and safely they must be adjusted according to the skier's weight and ski ability. This process is a very quick and simple process, and one that can be done at home, at the ski lodge or chalet. When skiing, it is always a good idea to keep a small multi-tool with you for on-the-fly adjusting.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • DIN Chart
  • Weight scale
  • Skis and ski boots
  • Salomon bindings
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Flat work surface or bench
Step 1
Step onto the weight scale and get your current weight with the ski boots and your ski gear on. Make a note of your weight with gear. Place the skis onto the flat surface or work bench.
Step 2
Find the DIN chart and enter in your weight. The DIN adjustment needs to be set according to the DIN number than corresponds with your weight. Find the DIN screw, at the back end of the binding, along with the DIN needle indicator.
Step 3
Turn the DIN screw to the right one quarter turn at a time with the Phillips screwdriver. Watch as the DIN needle moves up. Continue the quarter turns until the DIN needle is set to the DIN number your chart suggested.
Step 4
Place a ski boot into the binding and lock it down. Push the release mechanism to test the DIN release. Repeat the process with the other binding and boot. The DIN setting needs to be the same on both Salomon bindings.
Step 5
Go for a test run down a bunny or beginner slope to test the DIN setting and make sure the bindings do not release accidentally.

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.