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SKIER TYPES


TYPE I - SKIS CAUTIOUSLY

Prefer slower speeds.

Prefer cautious skiing on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate pitch.

Prefer lower than average release/retention settings.

Prefer an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain increased releasability in a fall.

Entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification.


TYPE I I - SKIS 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 - SKIS 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 release-ability in a fall in order to gain decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.