Best reflex setting?

skiron07skiron07 Posts: 95 Baller
Hi all
I just got a HO hardshell and see that it comes with Reflex instructions
Nice
What's the best setting for me?
65, 6'-3", 200 lbs
32 mph
Usually deep 32, sometimes deep 35
On a new Omega Max with animal rear

Thanks much

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  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 1,073 Crazy Baller
    edited March 31
    @skiron07 there should be tension setting chart or go to reflex.com for the correct settings. Test the setting on dry land and adjust as needed. May need more may need less tension.
    Gloersen
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 1,253 Mega Baller
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,524 Administrator
    edited March 31


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  • CamCam Posts: 403 Crazy Baller
    As above everyone is different, set it up to yourself and check it every couple of weeks as it will change with wear and temperature.
  • skiron07skiron07 Posts: 95 Baller
    edited March 31
    Thanks so much guys!
    The reflex pamphlet was so generic
    The videos are great

    Best to you all for a great season
    I'm migrating from an A3 and Exos so wish me luck
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 5,134 Mega Baller
    @skiron07 the fundamental problem on reflex is that the heel release presses on the actual shell as opposed to a downhill ski boot where the release pushes on the rigid sole. Take the same binding and boot and have two different people try it, you'll get different release effort. Even try your boot with the forefoot strap unbuckled and it will release differently.
  • skiron07skiron07 Posts: 95 Baller
    What a difference-
    Loosened it up two full turns
    Now it feels correct

    Very appreciative of the feedback and advice!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,524 Administrator
    @BraceMaker to take it a step farther..... after years of use a shell will break down and need a different setting than a new one. Personally I like the feel of older shells but ANY time I switch shells I always reset the setting.

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  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 1,134 Crazy Baller
    Tighten them down a prerelease may kill you
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,524 Administrator
    edited April 3
    @Deanoski ( unless you were are being sarcastic )

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  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 1,134 Crazy Baller
    @john
    I Wish I had my heel tighten down more in
    4-18- 2020 I wouldn’t of got hurt !!!

    Pre releasing sucks
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,524 Administrator
    @Deanoski agree but not releasing also sucks.

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  • chris55chris55 Posts: 419 Crazy Baller
    Not releasing sucks too as Horton said
    !!!
    Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,524 Administrator
    @chris55 been there done that. Have the t-shirt and the crutches.

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  • ralral Posts: 2,015 Mega Baller
    Many of Reflex’s pre-releases are not due to spring tension, but to other installation issues.
    Rodrigo Andai
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,524 Administrator
    edited April 3
    @ral oh yeah that first time somebody gets a system and doesn't really understand how it works .... I've seen that a couple times.

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  • chris55chris55 Posts: 419 Crazy Baller
    Thank's @Horton and lucky me no need of crutches and I did check my release system before skiing but a bit too tight and I said to myself; okay I can ski and adjust right after.....wrong....!!!!
  • skiron07skiron07 Posts: 95 Baller
    You guys have me missing my exo boots already...
    And I haven't even skiied this year yet
    🤞
  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 1,134 Crazy Baller



    Pre release sucks more believe me

  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,524 Administrator
    @Deanoski yeah I get it.

    My point is that a setting that is too high may hurt you and a setting that is too low may hurt you. Set correctly the system should never pre release but will release when it should. It is not rocket surgery but it does require an understanding of how the system works.

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  • rockdogrockdog Posts: 709 Crazy Baller
    Rocket surgery @horton 🤣🤣
    Rednucleus
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 5,134 Mega Baller
    @Horton old shell is a good point.

    With several systems probably MOB FM Exo and fogman you can modified the boots to be whatever you want for fit and flex with out changing the release characteristic. But for reflex my suggestion is to use microadjust buckles and mark the ladder buckles so you use the same one always. Then you can test the release every few rides and stay on top of it.

    Prereleases suck but so do spiral fractured femurs.
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  • skiron07skiron07 Posts: 95 Baller
    Quick follow-up
    Is it okay to keep the boot locked in when not in use? With my Exos I left my boots out so as to not have the spring in tension all the time. But I'm unsure with this system
    Thanks again!
  • skialexskialex Posts: 1,352 Mega Baller
    Tension comes from the tension screw, spring is under load at any time. Some skiers leave the boot on so not to develop a play between shell and plate. Others prefer to take the shell off so the ski takes less space, easier to dry the shell and the mechanical parts and in my case easier to put my foot in the shell and then clip it on the ski.
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,372 Mega Baller
    cut and paste from what I said when this question was asked last year:

    I always remove my boot and I highly recommend you do particularly if you have the carbon plate.

    One of my ski partners always left hers attached and had a couple pre-release incidents last year. She replaced the spring and still had a problem. I had her let me take a look at it before this season started and we ended up replacing both her boot and the plate with a G10 plate. My theory is that both items had taken a set to them from being attached constantly. The front toe-bar was tight on the plate, but it was angled forward a few degrees. The toe of the boot was flattened out a bit. This combination was non-optimal. The release system is composed of more than just the release mechanism - you need to pay attention to all the parts!

    If you've had a carbon plate for any length of time take it off the ski and look at it. I bet it's not perfectly flat anymore.
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • skiron07skiron07 Posts: 95 Baller
    Great- thanks much for the advice- it's kind of what I had expected. I don't have a carbon plate- just a standard HO syndicate hardshell but I would assume everything would apply equally to the release system. I'll take it out- no big deal and piece of mind
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