What DIN setting?

I have just changed my skis for a slightly larger pair. They are Nordica BeastTT 166cm. Im 170 tall and 83kg naked. My old skis were 155cm Beasts and were fine speedriding last year but they didn’t like deep snow so my new wider/longer skis should help. I just wanted to know what DIN setting would be best on the bindings. Right now i have it on an 8 which is fine for regular skiing as an intermediate but is this not high enough for speedriding? I lost a ski last year speedriding but luckily an off piest skier picked it up for me, it got caught in the powder as i swooped the mountain. Does anyone put there DIN up to 12?
Off to Italy in March, can’t wait! Bobcat staying at home and the Nano is coming out.
Dan Smiling

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din settings

Din settings are very personal. A Din Setting of 8 for an 83kg skier is generally appropriate for an advanced skier. Aggressive experts often go quite a bit higher, but then they have the experience and leg strength to help muscle their way out of the binding when needed. (And also, they do not fall very often). In skiing, there is a fundamental tradeoff between getting injured due to losing a ski, and getting injured from a binding not releasing in a fall.

In speed riding, it seems to me, the risk of losing a ski in flight does not significantly increase your risk of injury. It is merely inconvenient. A din 8 is high enough to absorb most speed riding impacts. Therefore, my advice is, set the din by how you ski, not how you speed ride.

Having said the above, as an 78kg expert skier, I normally ski at a din 11 and will raise it higher (12 or 13) if I am skiing extreme slopes where losing a ski or falling could be disasterous. I could probably increase my safety when I ride by lowering my din, but am too lazy to do so.