The process of adjusting Rossignol ski bindings is pretty straightforward. It just takes four basic steps:
- Make sure you have the correct measurements and settings.
- Make adjustments to the forward pressure.
- Dial the right DIN setting.
- Go on a safe test run.
If you want to adjust your ski bindings on your own, all you need is a screwdriver. Follow these instructions, and you’ll be ready to ski in no time.
There are a couple of things to check before you adjust your Rossignol bindings. Set yourself up for success with proper sizing and measurements. It’s a worthwhile investment. Ensure that your boot size, DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) setting, and the distance between your bindings are all correct.
You can find all of this on the internet. However, you’ll get the most accurate information if you consult with a professional.
Your boots can have a significant effect on your overall performance and safety. You risk overexerting your leg muscles with boots that are too big. On the other hand, your feet will experience a lot of pain if you have boots that are sized too small.
Save yourself from preventable injuries by investing in properly sized boots.
You just need to know that the DIN setting is the value of the force that releases the ski boot from the binding. The correct DIN setting helps to prevent injury in case you lose your balance. The following factors determine your DIN setting:
- Sole length
- Ability level
You can work with a professional to determine your DIN setting.
Distance Between Bindings
Place your boot between your bindings to determine if they have the right amount of distance between them. Your boot should rest snugly between the bindings. Your bindings are too far apart if your boot falls and touches your skis. They’re too close together if your boot can’t fit in between them.
Remounting bindings is not an easy process. Do not attempt to remount them on your own. Improper remounting can result in damaged skis.
Make sure to work with a professional if any of these three factors aren’t correct. You can risk serious injury without the proper measurements and settings. You can work with a professional by contacting your local ski shop or outdoor gear store.
Adjust the Forward Pressure Setting
The first thing you want to do is adjust your forward pressure setting. Click your boot into place. Then, look at the back of the heel cup to locate the pressure indicator. The pressure indicator will look different depending on your bindings.
For the most part, there will be a yellow tab on the center of the back of the heel cup. The goal is to have half of this yellow tab showing in the window. This appearance indicates a correct forward pressure setting.
If the yellow tab fills up the whole window, your forward pressure is too high. Your forward pressure is too low if you can’t see the yellow tab. You can get the correct forward pressure setting by adjusting the heel cup. Moving your heel cup forward will increase the forward pressure. Moving it backward will decrease the forward pressure.
You can slide the heel cup by lifting the metal wedge beneath the yellow tab. Lifting this piece will allow your heel cup to slide up and down the ski. Insert a flathead screwdriver beneath the wedge. It should pop up. Slide the heel cup until only half of the yellow tab is showing. You most likely have to remount your bindings if you can’t easily find the right setting.
Rossignol FKS Bindings
The adjustment process is going to look very different if you have the Rossignol FKS bindings. You’ll notice that the pieces do not slide on a track. The FKS bindings have two stems on the side. These stems will create space when you adjust them.
First, locate the white tab situated between the two stems. It will also be sitting just above two raised dashes. The end of it should sit between them. If it rests above the dashes, the forward pressure is too high. The pressure is too low if it goes past them.
You can adjust the position of the white tab by using a Phillips head screwdriver. You can find the screws on the top of each stem. Turn the screws in small increments at a time until the tab lands in the correct spot.
Your Rossignol bindings should come with information for their different parts. Look for the pressure indicator and make sure you know how to read and adjust it.
Adjust the DIN Setting
You can move on to adjusting your DIN setting once you find the correct forward pressure. You can locate the DIN window on both the heel and toe cups of your bindings. The DIN setting is the same for each cup.
Adjust the DIN setting with a screwdriver. Turn the screws until your correct DIN number shows up. A DIN number indicates the level of impact it will take to release from the bindings. The higher the number, the stronger the force has to be.
Once you have adjusted the front pressure and DIN number, you can test out your configurations. First, snap your boot into place. The center of your boot should line up with the centerline on your ski. Next, try on your skis. Do a safe test run on a mild slope before you take on more challenging ski runs.
Now you know how to adjust Rossignol bindings. It’s a pretty simple process once you understand the mechanics. However, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. There is no shame in consulting with a professional if you have doubts at any time.
Nothing is stopping you once you’ve adjusted your bindings. Making correct adjustments might take some time, but it’s so important. They will keep you safe and equip you to take on your next skiing adventure.