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CHOOSING YOUR SKIER TYPE

 

Selecting your skier type is your responsibility!

Your skier type, height, age and ski boot sole length are used by the shop technician to determine the release/retention settings of your bindings. It is Important to provide accurate information. Inaccurate information may increase your risk of injury.

 

Please see the following descriptions to determine your Skier Type.

TYPE I

Ski Cautiously
Prefer slower speeds
Prefer cautious skiing on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate pitch
Prefer lower than average release/retention settings
Prefer and increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain increased releasability in a fall
Entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification

 

TYPE II

Ski Moderately
Prefer a variety of speeds
Prefer to ski on varied terrain
Skiers not classified as Type I or Type III
Prefer average release/retention settings appropriate for most recreational skiing

 

TYPE III

Ski aggressively
Prefer faster speeds
Prefer fast and aggressive skiing on slopes of moderate to steep pitch
Prefer higher than average release/retention settings
Prefer decreased releasability in a fall in order to gain decreased risk of inadvertent binding release

 

If, from experience, you have been dissatisfied with the release/retention settings that result from your normal skier classification, or if you have some other special concern, you may wish to select lower or higher skier classification ((Type -I) or (Type III+)) or select skier type designations that are different for twist and forward lean. Mention your dissatisfaction to your binding technician.

TYPE -I is for skiers who desire lower release/retention settings than TYPE I and will further increase the risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain increased releasability in a fall.

TYPE III+ is for skiers who desire higher release/retention settings than TYPE III and will further decrease releasability in a fall in order to gain decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.