I had a death defying crash yesterday. Went to try some skis on demo day. While carving a steep pitch carrying 50-60 mph, something didn't feel right. So I looked down to see that my right ski was missing. I don't have what it takes to recover from a shock like that and ski down on one ski so I crashed. Somersaulted end to end 3 times before coming to rest, fortunately on soft powder. Walked away with bruised ribs and sore neck and hip muscles. Very lucky.
Upon inspection I found that the binding was down on my right ski. Like it wasn't even clicked in! What could be possible reasons for this?
Now I was possibly feeling very humble in the morning so I put skier Type 2 (intermediate) on the form. It resulted in a 5.5 DIN setting. The setting on my own ski is 7. Could this have been a possible cause?
As far as the way I was skiing it wasn't particularly aggressive. I was trying a pair of good frontside carvers and trying to rip a good run, that's all.
The only positive thing I could take away from experience is that I should probably classify myself as an "Expert" (Type 3) next time.