Adjusting ski bindings after mounting

Did you bought skis and bindings in our webshop? As a service we mount the bindings on the skis* . So the skis come with bindings when you receive them, but they still need to be adjusted for the user to ensure safe skiing. Ski binding adjustment is not difficult and can easily be done yourself. Below, you'll find a step-by-step guide on how to adjust the bindings on the skis yourself. Do you not wish to adjust the ski bindings yourself? Have the bindings adjusted at a ski shop, it only takes a few minutes. 

*to mount the bindings we require your ski boot size in millimeters. If you order skis from the U.S. or Canada you will receive the skis and bindings unmounted due to liability.

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

In this article, you'll find a general explanation for adjusting ski bindings yourself. Looking for instructions for your specific binding? Click below on the type of ski binding. For these bindings, we have created an article with a video containing precise adjustment instructions for the binding type.

Keep in mind that adjusting your ski bindings yourself is always at your own risk.

If the ski binding you're looking for is not listed, below you'll find general instructions on adjusting ski bindings.

What you need for adjusting ski bindings

  • User's ski boots
  • Ski with mounted binding
  • Screwdriver
  • DIN value for the skier

In addition, for determining the DIN value, you'll need the length, weight, sole length of the ski boot in millimeters, and the skier's skill level. It's also useful to be familiar with the general definitions associated with a ski binding:

Ski binding parts

Step 1: Place the front of the ski boot in the front cup

Always use the ski boot of the person who will actually use the skis. Only then is it possible to safely adjust the binding. Place the front of the ski boot in the front cup. The back of your ski boot may not fit directly into the rear cup.

Step 2: Adjust the rear cup to the correct position

At the back of the rear cup, you'll find an adjustment screw for pressure. By turning it, you can slide the rear cup forward or backward. The ski binding is far enough back when the ski boot falls into the rear cup.

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 front cup

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 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)