What Skier Type Am I? - Al's Ski Equipment Barn
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Skier Type Identification

If you have selected the optional binding mounting service, then we need to know the Skier Type of the person who will be using the ski and binding package.

It is important to your safety that this be accurate, so if you still have questions about your Skier Type, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Type I Skiers Are...

Cautious skiers on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate steepness.

Skiers who designate themselves as Type I receive lower than average release/retention settings. This corresponds to an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain releasability in a fall. This type also applies to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification.

Type II Skiers Are...

Skiers not classified as Type I or Type III

Skiers who designate themselves as Type II receive average release/retention settings appropriate for most recreational skiing.

Type III Skiers Are...

Skiers who prefer fast skiing on slopes of moderate to steep pitch.

Skiers who designate themselves as Type III receive higher than average release/retention settings. This corresponds to decreased releasability in a fall in order gain a decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.

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