Adjusting ski bindings after mounting
During the mounting process, skis are equipped with bindings. Using the sole length of your booth, we position the the bindings. However, the ski now has bindings, they still need to be adjusted for the user to ensure safe skiing. If you buy skis online, you'll need to adjust the ski bindings yourself. Adjusting ski bindings is not difficult and can be done easily. Do you not wish to adjust the ski bindings yourself? Have the bindings adjusted at a ski shop, it only takes a few minutes. Below, you'll find a step-by-step guide on how to adjust your ski bindings yourself.
Note: To safely adjust ski bindings, you will need the user's ski boot. This is important because any wear on the soles can affect the adjustment.
Adjusting ski bindings yourself
For the most commonly used ski bindings, we have an article with the steps needed to adjust the particular binding including a video tutorial. Keep in mind that adjusting your ski bindings yourself is always at your own risk.
Check out the article with adjustment instructions for your ski binding:
Is your ski binding not included? Below you also find a instruction about how to adjust ski bindings in general.
What you need for ski binding adjustment
- Ski boot of the skier
- Ski with mounted bindings
- DIN value of the skier
For detmining the DIN value you can use an online tool like www.dincalculator.com. You will need the length, weight, ski boot sole length in millimeters, and the skier's skill level. For adjusting the ski binding yourself it is also helpful to know the general definitions associated with ski bindings:
Step 1: Place the front of the ski boot in the toe piece
Always use the ski boot of the person who will actually be using the skis. This is the only way to safely adjust the binding. Place the front of the ski boot in the toe piece. The back of your ski boot may not fit directly into the heel piece.
Step 2: Use the adjustment screw to position the heel piece
At the back of the heel piece, you'll find an adjustment screw for the pressure. Turning this screw will move the heel piece forward or backward. The ski binding is positioned correctly when the ski boot falls into the heel piece.
Step 3: Place the ski boot in the ski binding
Next, place the ski boot into the bindings by pushing the heel down.
Step 4: Check the position of the adjustment screw
The adjustment screw controls the pressure between the ski boot and the ski binding. Always check if the adjustment screw is in the correct position after correctly placing the heel piece. Your ski binding's manual will indicate the correct position for the adjustment screw for your specific binding.
Step 5 (optional): Adjust the height of the toe piece
Depending on the type of ski binding, the height of the toe piece may be adjustable. The height is correct when the ski boot, without any load, just does not make contact with the AFD (Anti Friction Device), there should be a 0.5 mm gap. An AFD is designed to reduce friction between the ski boot and the ski binding, contributing to more control and stability. After adjusting the toe piece height, repeat step 4 to check if the adjustment screw's position is still correct.
Step 6: Set the correct DIN value
The DIN value determines how securely the ski boot is held in the ski binding. The higher the value, the more force is required for the ski boot to release from the binding. When falling, you want the ski binding to release, but it should not release during normal skiing. Setting the correct DIN value is essential for safe ski binding adjustment.
You can set the DIN value on both the toe and heel pieces of the ski binding. To determine the correct DIN value for you, check on online tool like www.dincalculator.com. You will need the length, weight, ski boot sole length in millimeters, and the skier's skill level.
Using the above instructions to adjust your ski bindings is always at your own risk. If in doubt, we recommend having your ski binding adjusted by a qualified ski professional.
Technical manuals by brand
Marker ski binding manual (pdf)
Salomon ski binding manual (pdf)
Look / Rossignol / Dynastar / Movement ski binding manual (pdf)
Fischer / Head / Tyrolia ski binding manual (pdf)
Elan / Tyrolia ski binding manual (pdf)