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Some timely tips from fall line.

http://www.fall-line.co.uk/summer-ski-storage/

Or leave it buried under feet of snow then collect it in the summer like weathercam.
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There's is absolutely NO requirement to wind down the din settings on the bindings. I know a number of people who've done just that & forgotten to reset them & then pre-released on the first turn. Just leave the dins alone - the springs will not take a 'set' etc.
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@spyderjon, interesting, I've never wound down my bindings but have heard it recommend incl a ski shop tech saying that they wound all there's down for the summer, unless he was winding me up.
Making sure boots a dry before putting them away is sound though, I once packed a tent wet and forgot to dry it before I used it again. It was all black and basically ruined.
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There's not one binding tech manual that says or recommends winding off the dins. The nearest is Dynafit who state that their toe bindings should be closed when not in use - but they give no requirements/recommendations for the heel dins.
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@spyderjon, closed you say..
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jbob wrote:
@spyderjon, closed you say..

Yep, tech toe bindings should be stored closed - as though they had a boot in them.
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Marker advise winding down DIN settings according to their website.

http://marker.net/faq

Personally I think it's overkill on modern bindings for most skiers and it can be lethal if not re-adjusted before use, as Spyderjon says.
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crosshatch wrote:
Marker advise winding down DIN settings according to their website......

But there's nothing in their tech manual which is the important document. Their website is obviously put together by their Marketing Dept as there's quite a few errors on their website concerning their own binding specs rolling eyes
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@spyderjon, if I remebember correctly you tested some bindings which you had left on 12 for a number of years - put them on the din tester and they were spot on? Springs can lose their temper but only if they pass a certain point of stress - the yield point. But the mechanism which most people have in mind is creep - which needs a temperature element and a compressive force element. See

https://www.quora.com/Do-springs-lose-energy-after-being-compressed-for-a-long-time

There are many factors at play - material, shape, etc - binding springs are small, stubby, thick, high tensile. I agree with Jon, but you might want to open the heel bindings if you want to. Not sure that there's a real need but at the very least it gets you looking at the bindings, since a post and pre season look can be important.

Note that all bindings live for a year or so after manufacture, on skis or in boxes, usually set on 3-5. I.e. They come wound up. But it's not the practice which tells us what to do, it's the physics.
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