ASTM F939 - 19

Standard Practice for Selection of Release Torque Values for Alpine Ski Bindings

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1.1 This practice provides procedures for the selection of release torque values for Alpine ski/boot/bindings systems. These procedures may be used by ski binding manufacturers in their instructions for installation and use and by ski shops for the adjustment of already mounted ski bindings.1.2 This practice is applicable to releasable Alpine ski/boot/binding systems.1.3 Release torque values selected using this practice may not be appropriate for circumstances in which:1.3.1 The skier carries an object that significantly increases the skier's effective body weight,1.3.2 The skier grasps or in some manner controls an object such as a sled, or1.3.3 The skier encounters exceptional snow or terrain conditions not commonly found on developed ski slopes.1.4 This practice may be inappropriate for non-mechanical bindings or bindings used with boots that reach more than half way up the lower leg.1.5 Release torque values outside the recommendations of this practice may increase the risk of i

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International relationships :

ICS: 97.220.20 - Winter sports equipment

Item number: A004530