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Ski Bindings - Components, Release Settings, and Buying Guide

As far as safety is concerned, Ski Bindings are the most important piece of Skiing Equipment. They form the connection between the Skis and Ski Boots and likewise between your Skis and your body. All the movements and pressures you place on your boot are directed to your Skis through your Ski Bindings. Modern Bindings also serve a second purpose: to release your boot when the pressure reaches a predefined level. This makes sure that in a heavy fall, your Skis do not stay attached to your legs. If they would, they could cause serious injuries like fractures and torn ligaments. Thus, you need to understand the features of Ski Bindings and their functions. In this section, we will take a look at the different Components of Ski Bindings, the importance of Having the Correct Release Setting, as well as the Guidelines or Things to Consider in buying Ski Bindings.

Ski Bindings - Components and their Functions Components and their Functions
A ski binding is an attachment which connects the ski boot to the ski. Ski Bindings have numerous Components. You can learn more about how they ensure your safety and how it can provide you a great Skiing performance. Read here for more information.

Ski Bindings - Having the Correct Release Setting Having the Correct Release Setting
Aside from connecting your skis to the boots, Ski Bindings also has another feature which is called the Prerealese. Know how to avoid unnecessary releases and how to find the correct Release setting for your Ski Bindings here.

Ski Binding Buying Guide - How to Buy Ski Bindings How to Buy Ski Bindings
You have already learned the components and functions of Ski Bindings and having the correct release setting in the previous sections. Now, we're going to look at some basic guidelines in choosing the appropriate Ski Bindings.

Aside from ensuring your safety while Skiing, Ski Bindings also affect your Skiing performance. Understand how Ski Bindings work by knowing the Components and their Functions. Moreover, your Ski Bindings need to have the Correct Release Setting in order to avoid prerelease and to lessen injury. Since appropriate Ski Bindings are very important for your safety, make sure to carefully choose the right Ski Bindings that meet your Skiing needs.

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Jean-Marie Tardif
Monday 7th June 2010 at 4:51:05 AM  

I still do not know what the 3 letters in DIN (bindings adjustment) stand for.

Thursday 10th June 2010 at 4:37:09 AM  

It's called a DIN setting because the standards for Alpine ski binding settings are issued by the Deutsches Institut für Normung which in English means the German Institute for Standardization. Hope that answers your question.

Jack Hillyer
Tuesday 21st December 2010 at 7:59:30 PM  

What makes a "Jib" ski binding different from a standard alpine binding? Jibbing just means doing tricks on something like a rail, ramp, jump, half pipe, etc.?

Monday 23rd January 2012 at 4:03:54 PM  

How many springs in a binding and what is their use? Is it just for the DIN setting? Thanks so much

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