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Find out the release value of your ski bindings (DIN value)

What is the release value (DIN value)?

The alpine binding has two very important jobs. It  must release the boot immediately in order to avoid injuries in case of an unexpected fall, and it must keep the boot locked in and withstand the stress applied through the turns or jumps, allowing skiers to push on their skis when riding at full speed. In order to do so, the bindings can be adjusted along a range of values. That is what we call the DIN settings, or release value. It is based on several criteria like your weight, height, skills, etc. You need to adjust this value on the heel piece and on the toe piece of your bindings to make sure you ride safe.

Women's DIN settings

Women's release value
Sole length
of ski boots (mm)
< 251 251 - 270 271 - 290 291 - 310 311 - 330 > 330
Skier's weight in Kg
10/17 0.75
18/21 1.25 1 0.75
22/25 1.5 1.25 1.25 1
26/30 2 1.75 1.5 1.25 1.25
31/35 2.5 2.25 2 1.75 1.5 1.5
36/41 3 2.75 2.5 2.25 2 1.75
42/48 3.25 3.25 2.75 2.5 2.25
49/57 4.25 3.75 3.25 3 2.75
58/66 4.75 4.25 4 3.25 3
67/78 5.5 5 4.5 4.25 4
79/94 6.5 6 5.5 5 4.5
>94 7.5 7 6 5.5
8.5 8 7.5 7
10 9.5 8.5 8

Men's DIN settings

Men's release value
Sole length
of ski boots (mm)
< 251 251 - 270 271 - 290 291 - 310 311 - 330 > 330
Skier's weight in Kg
10/17 0.75
18/21 1.25 1 0.75
22/25 1.5 1.25 1.25 1
26/30 2 1.75 1.5 1.25 1.25
31/35 2.5 2.25 2 1.75 1.5 1.5
36/41 3 2.75 2.5 2.25 2 1.75
42/48 3.5 3.25 2.75 2.5 2.25
49/57 4.25 4 3.75 3.5 3
58/66 5.5 5 4.5 4 3.5
67/78 6.5 6 5.5 5 4.5
79/94 7.5 7 6.5 6 5.5
>94 8.5 8 7 6.5
10 9.5 8.5 8
11.5 11 10 9.5

DIN value adjustments according to skier's profile

DIN value adjustments according to skier's profile
Skier's profile AFNOR standard Age Correction to the table
Less than 7 days of skiing Beginner 25yo and less
25yo and more
No correction
Read one line up
More than 7 days of skiing
Moderately comfortable
Tired, not very sporty
Beginner with little condition 50yo and less 
50yo and more
No correction
Read one line up
More than 7 days of skiing
Moderately comfortable
Sporty
Beginner with good physical condition 50yo and less
50yo and more                          
Read one line down
No correction
Rides all terrains with confidence
You are cautious and avoid risks
Good skier
Smooth and flowing style, rides safely
50yo and less
50yo and more
No correction
Read one line up
Young (less than 50yo)
Rides all terrains with confidence
Good Young skier
Smooth and flowing style
50yo and less Read one line down
Rides everywhere, on and off piste with confidence and control Good skier, aggressive skiing on all terrains 50yo and less
50yo and more
Read 2 lines down
Read one line down
High level, very comfortable, possibly a racer Expert skier, rides steep terrains 50yo and less
50yo and more
Read 3 lines down
Read 2 lines down

Size of your boot in mm

You can read this information on the side of your boot, by the heel. If not, measure the length of the sole in mm

Make sure you don't confuse your boot length in mm with your boot size (24 - 24,5 - ... - 28 - 28,5 - 29 - ...).

 
Sole length (mm) < 251 251 - 270 271 - 290 291 - 310 311 - 330 > 330
Mondopoint size
(in cm)
< 20,5 21 à 22 22,5 à 24 24,5 à 26 26,5 à 28 > 28,5
Size FR < 33 34/35 36/38 39/41 42/44 > 45
Size US < 20,5 21/22 22,5/24 24,5/26 26,5/28 > 28,5
Size UK < 1,5 2 à 2,5 3 à 5 5,5 à 7 7,5 à 9,5 > 10,5