Ski bindings aren’t the sexiest items of ski equipment, but any avid skier knows that they are important, and the right ski bindings can help you get the maximum performance out of your skis.
Well-fitting ski bindings are particularly important for downhill skiing. As every experienced skier knows, downhill ski bindings are set to release with a certain amount of torque, based on the skier’s height and weight. But even after your ski bindings are set, be sure to have them checked again if any of these conditions apply:
-Weight change. If you gain or lose weight, even 5 or 10 pounds, it’s worth checking your bindings. If the setting is off and the skis don’t release when you fall, you increase your risk of injury.
-Boot change. If you buy new boots, don’t forget to have your ski bindings checked. Even if the boots fit in the skis, adjustments may be needed. And if not, better to be safe than to be sliding down the slopes without your skis because the bindings weren’t set right!