Your skier type, age, weight, height and shoe size are used to determine the retention\release settings of your bindings. Any error in accuracy may increase your risk of injury. Type 1, Type II and Type III are the 3 classes of skier types used by Sportsmen’s Den to correctly set your bindings. Accuracy is your responsibility.
Type I Skier
Cautious skiers on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate pitch. Lighter release/retention settings.
- Ski Conservatively
- Prefer slower speeds
- Prefer easy, moderate terrain
- Favor lower than average release/retention settings
This corresponds to an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain increased release-ability in a fall.
Type I settings apply to “entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification”.
Type II Skier
Moderate Skiing on a variety of slopes and pitch. Average release/retention settings. Skiers not classified as Types I or III.
- Ski Moderately
- Prefer a variety of speeds
- Ski on varied terrain, including most difficult trails
- Skiers who do not meet all the descriptions of either Type I or III
Skiers who designate themselves as Type II receive average release/retention settings appropriate for most recreational skiing on a variety of slopes and pitch.
Type III Skier
Aggressive skiing on slopes of moderate to steep pitch. Higher release/retention settings.
- Ski Aggressively
- Normally ski at high speeds
- Prefer steeper and more challenging terrain
- Favor higher than average release/retention settings
Skiers who designate themselves as Type III receive higher than average release/retention settings. This corresponds to decreased release-ability in a fall in order gain a decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.