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Kids’ Ski Bindings - All Mountain, Freestyle, and Race

While not as fun and exciting as the kids’ skis themselves, having a reliable and safe pair of ski bindings to keep your little one connected to their skis is essential for them to stay safe on the slopes. There are bindings for children of all sizes and abilities. The most important things to consider when purchasing ski bindings for your child are the DIN range and the brake width.

DIN and DIN range

The release/retention setting of a ski binding is measured using a number known as the DIN. The DIN is what determines the force necessary to release the bindings from your child’s boot in the event of a crash. The higher the DIN, the more force needed to release their skis. DIN is determined using three numbers: the skier’s height, weight and skier type. A certified binding tech, like the ones on staff at L9 can determine and set your DIN. Each binding has a DIN range, which is the range of that binding’s possible DIN settings. DIN settings for kids can range from 0.75 (for small children), up to 7.5 (once they need a DIN higher than 7.5, it’s time for adult bindings). Check the DIN range of individual bindings by looking at the Specs on that binding’s page. If you aren’t sure what DIN range would be best for your child, ask the knowledgeable staff at L9.

Brake Width

The brake width of a ski binding can be chosen while buying a pair of ski bindings on the L9 website. Brake widths are measured in millimeters, and should be no more than 5-10mm wider than the waist width of the ski. If you don’t know the waist width of the ski you plan on using them with, ask someone at L9 using our chat or email options. We will be happy to help.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for all the equipment your child needs, you can always consider a Kids’ Ski Package, which will provide you with skis, boots and bindings at a great price. The techs at L9 will even mount their skis and send them to you ready to go!

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