Because the alpine ski bindings connect your boots to your skis choosing the right pair is essential in putting together the ski set up. There are two main things to consider when choosing alpine ski bindings. The maximum din setting you need and width of the ski you plan on using.
To help reduce the chances of injury Alpine ski bindings are designed to release your boot in event of crash. A bindings din setting is the indication how easily the boot release from the binding. The higher the din setting is the greater the amount of force required to initiate the release from feet. You want to consider your weight and ability to determine the correct din setting for you. Generally heavier and more advanced skier will require a higher din setting well lighter and less experienced skiers will benefit from a lower din setting.
You also want to consider the underfoot width of the ski you plan on mounting the binding to. The wider the ski is the wider the binding break will need to be. Most bindings manufacturers offers several different break widths to accommodate different sizes of skis.
And Remember it's always a good idea to have your bindings mounted, adjusted and serviced by certified ski binding technician.
Alpine ski bindings selection
Release Force Setting (DIN), short for Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardization), is the industry-adopted scale of release force settings for ski bindings.
The DIN setting is calculated based on your boot sole length, age, weight, height and ability level, when your bindings are mounted on your skis. The higher the DIN, the higher the force required to release from your bindings. See DIN chart below.