Originally Posted by telerod15
Thanks for the clarification GarryZ, and Ghost.
Sorry, A-man, I guess we are all on the same page here. The bold type and red makes it look like you are yelling and red in the face. That can cause some mis-understanding.
I am not mad, upset or yelling. Just highlighting the 'Key" words! Tief jsut got a little nasty as did J-ski! I guess the girls can dish it out!
In reality, I think the dicussion is completley academic and probably has no basis in reality.
I do think many skiers ski with thier bindings set too high and don't really understand the other causes of pre-release. Most don't even know how to adjust their bindings other then the DIN screw!
All I was getting at & I still believe it to be correct is most intermediate skiers do not fit the definition of Type III skiing. I know the chart is not a measure of ability or level, but the large majority (there is always an exception) of intermediates do not ski the most challenging terrain or ski at high speed. If you do ski like that and with control you are probably not an intermediate.
Also, we didn't even touch on the reduction in DIN for age over 50. If your uncle is over 50 he is back to the DIN of a II. As should iI be.
the chart says 9.5 for me as a type III. I ski on 10. I am over the big 50 but chose to accept the little bit of risk for retention sake. I also know my bindings are adjusted perfectly and I have no snow or wear on my bootsoles. I can't remeber the last time I had a ski prerelease or even come off for that matter.
All I have skied on is the dreaded Atomics and dreaded Marker's for about the last 35 years? Go figure