Release Value

The following information is provided to help determine the appropriate Relase Value settings for your G3 bindings. You can also refer to this Online DIN Calculator

SELECTING RELEASE SETTING VALUES (ISO 11088 / ASTM F939)

DETERMINATION OF SKIER TYPE:

It is the responsibility of the skier to determine his/her skier-type classification as defined in Table 1.

Skiers 10 years of age or older, or any type who desire a higher or lower setting than the setting of their skier type according to Table 1, may do so in the following cases: Skiers  who have satisfactory experience with higher or lower settings regarding these recommendations may request a setting based on their experience.

Skiers who have satisfactory experience without inadvertant releases may request to go up one skier code in Table 2.

Skiers having certain characteristics, such as neutral skiing technique, defensive attitude, high degree of control, etc. may request to go up one skier code in Table 2.

Skiers who have experienced inadvertant releases may request to go down one skier code in Table 2.

Selection of release settings: Locate the skier’s weight (mass) and height in the appropriate column in Table 2. If the weight and height are not on the same line, select the line closest to the top of the Table.

Adjustment for skier type (see Table 1):

  • For a Type 1 skier, stay on the same line and use that skier code.
  • For a Type 2 skier, move down the table one skier code.
  • For a Type 3 skier, move down the table two skier codes.

After determining the skier code based on skier type, move up one code if the skier is under age 9 or over age 50. h. Release value determination: Locate the release value at the intersection of the skier code row and the apropriate boot sole length. If there is a blank box, move left or right in the same row to the next value. Note: release values selected using this practice may not be appropriate for circumstances in which: the skier carries an object or backpack that significantly increases the skier’s effective body weight, the skier grasps or in some manner controls an object such as a sled, or the skier encounters exceptional snow or terrain conditions not commonly found on develped ski slopes.

Release torque values outside the recommendations of this practice may increase the risk of injury to the skier. However, skiers who are informed of this potential risk may request such settings and have them provided, subject to the guidelines and limitations specified in this document. These values refer to recommended release torque for initial adjustment of a ski binding and subsequent readjustment of the binding during routine maintenance or following a suspected malfunction. However, these values are not intended to apply to the condition of the equipment any time after it is put into use. 

Skier Type Classification

Table 1

Type 1Type 2Type 3

Cautious skiing on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate pitch. Skiers who designate themselves as Type 1 receive lower than average release settings. This corresponds to an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in a fall. This type also applies to entry level skiers uncertain of their skill level.

Skiers that do not meet the descriptions of either 1 or 3.  Skiers who designate themselves as Type 2 receive average release settings appropriate for most recreational skiing.

Fast skiing on slopes of moderate to steep pitch. Skiers who designate themselves as Type 3 receive higher than average release settings. This corresponds to decreased capacity for release in a fall, in order to gain a decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.

Release Value Selection Using Skier's Weight

Table 2

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