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Adjusting your ski and snowboard bindings

Adjusting your ski and snowboard bindings

You have ordered the skis of your dreams and they have just arrived. Please note: they are delivered pre-adjusted. Before using your equipment for the first time, you need to carry out a few checks.

Adjusting your downhill ski bindings

First step: spacing and pressure adjustment

Depending on the type of ski that you have ordered, consult the paragraphs below for the first step:

Downhill Skis - Plate bindings

Firstly, we advise you to position the toe piece at the right setting. Position the slider as close as possible to the length of your sole, according to the scale provided. Always start by adjusting the front.

To do this, use the lever on the toe piece and heel cup to move the bindings forward or backward:

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Once this has been done, you can check the pressure. Put the boot into the binding. An indicator, which varies depending on the binding, can be found on the back or side of the heel cup:

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Downhill skis - Bindings to be drilled

First, position your boot in the binding. Once positioned, you may need to adjust the gap manually. Adjustments are made using a screw located at the base of the binding. This moves the toe piece forwards or backwards. The heel of your boot and the heel cup should be perfectly aligned.


Put your boot on and check the position of the pressure indicator, which shows that your binding is correctly adjusted. Here are some examples of the main systems:

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Second step: checking your trigger value (DIN)

To set the trigger value, it is important to know the adjustment range of your bindings (minimum and maximum DIN). This information can be found in the technical details of the product page on our website.

Determine your trigger value by:

-      - Using the grid used by the Snowleader team: https://www.snowleader.com/product/tableau_DIN_EN.pdf

 

Adjustment is done with a screwdriver or multi-tool to raise or lower the pressure of the bindings on the screws at the front and rear of the bindings.

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Adjusting your touring ski bindings

First step: spacing and pressure adjustment

To achieve perfect spacing and ensure that the binding works properly, it is important to follow the brand's recommendations. There are two types of binding construction. It's not easy to tell them apart with the naked eye. So feel free to ask our team of Rebloch'Experts for more details.


Bindings with compensation: for these bindings, it is generally advisable to position the heel cup against the boot so that they align perfectly. Why do this? During a turn, the shape of the ski changes and the distance between the heel cup and the toe piece decreases. To prevent the binding from being torn off by this force, there is a spring in the mechanism to support and accommodate the movement of the ski.

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Bindings without compensation: on these bindings, it is generally recommended to leave a gap of 2 to 4 mm between the heel cup and the boot. To help you achieve the right spacing, some brands supply a spacer. This distance eliminates the risk of the bindings coming undone and compensates for any way in which the shape of the skis may change once you're on the move.

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Second step: checking your trigger value (DIN)

To set the trigger value, it is important to know the adjustment range of your bindings (minimum and maximum DIN). This information can be found in the technical details of the product page on our website.

Determine your trigger value by:

-      - Using the grid used by the Snowleader team: https://www.snowleader.com/product/tableau_DIN_EN.pdf

 

Adjustment is done with a screwdriver or multi-tool to raise or lower the pressure of the bindings on the screws at the front and rear of the bindings.

Adjusting your snowboard bindings

First step: fitting the boots to the binding

First of all, you need to make sure that the boots are properly centred in the bindings. Adjust the length of the gas pedal (the part where you place your foot). You can check that your boots are properly installed by checking that the contact point between the boots and the bindings is at the area where the sole starts to rise (at the forefoot).

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Also, remember to centre your toe strap and ankle strap on your boots for better support and precision. The spoiler can also be adjusted to follow the incline of your boots. These adjustments generally require no tools.

 

Second step: install the bindings on your snowboard

Before you start fitting your bindings, it's important to know whether you're goofy (right foot in front with the binding buckles on the right) or regular (left foot in front and the binding buckles on the left). We recommend that you place the spoiler (the back of the binding) against you and your board in the direction of travel for easier mounting.

We're going to determine the stance (the distance between your feet on your snowboard). All boards have a reference stance and we advise you to use this as a basis. If in doubt, you can get a good idea of this distance using this 'formula': Your height (cm) x 0.3 +/- 2 cm

 

Next, adjust the angle of the bindings. The angle of the front foot will generally be wider than that of the rear foot. For freestyle, we suggest you start with a "duck" set-up, +15° at the front and -15° at the back. If you're a beginner, use less pronounced angles, such as +15° / -6°.

If you want more versatility, you can go for a front angle of +18° to +24° and a rear angle of -9° to 0°. (Be careful not to exceed the 30° angle between the two feet).

Finally, for freeride/carving, you can even set your two bindings at a positive angle, for example +21° / +9°

 

When fitting your snowboard bindings, it's important to centre them in relation to the width of your board and to ensure that the boots aren't too far forward or back. Use the discs below the gas pedal to adjust the centring of the bindings/inserts.

All that's left to do is position and screw in the 4 screws supplied (which may vary depending on the mounting system), preferably in a cross pattern to ensure that the mounting bases are in contact with each other. Finally, you can make a quarter turn when you reach the point of contact/resistance of the screws.


If you have any doubts, feel free to contact our team of Rebloch'Experts by telephone, chat or email.