Originally Posted by tief schnee
That is your right.
Good guess, but no.
You may not think so, but I know for a fact it is. I believe what the instructors from Vermont Safety Research were teaching at the 4 Binding Tech seminars I have attended over the years.
Here you are dead wrong. Spend some time on an intermediate run and watch the aggressiveness and speed of some of the people wedge christying by. If you get a hold of the chart you will see that the words beginner, intermediate and expert are not used.
The skier type chart says what it says. This is not constitutional law where one must infer the original intent.
Again, aggressiveness does not equal competence.
Alois Rohrmoser would roll in his grave.
I am sure your advice was well intentioned. And as far as the advice and info for the specific Atomic bindings I am sure it was spot on.
The only reason I even mentioned it in the first place is that if someone selected their skier type by the beginner, intermediate and expert correlation that was suggested, they would not be getting the proper release performance for their needs. I did not bring it up to slight you.
I didn't see competence ratings on the chart either!!!!!
Normally skis at high speed
Prefers Steeper and MOST challenging terrain
Favors higher then average release/retention settings. this corresponds to decreased releaseability in a fall in order to gain a decreasedrisk of inadvertent binding release.
prefers aggressive skiing at higher release retention rates
So you think this describes an intermediate skier.
this is the type III skier description. Youmust know some pretty damn good intermediates.
we can agree to disagree, but the type III description rules out the intermediates I see on the hill with 2 sentences:NORMALLY SKIS AT HIGH speed
and SKIS THE MOST CHALLENGING TERRAIN.
THIS RULES YOUR INTERMEDIATES OUT!!!!!!!
iNCOMPETENCE NEEDS LOWER RELEASE SETTINGS AS THESE FOLKS TEND TO GET IN SOME WEIRD BODILY PREDICAMENTS, LIKE CROSSED SKIS, STRAIGHT BACKWARD OR BACKWARD SLOW TWISTING FALLS.
when was the last time you took a very slow twister. I think it was about 40 years ago for me!
Most very competent skiers don't fall like that and ar