This International Standard defines an impact test for establishing the maximum impulse for retention of a test ski on the test sole in the lateral direction. The test provides a measure of the release and retention boundary for lateral release of a ski-binding for adults (type A according to ISO 9462) at a particular ski-binding setting. The test method is designed to simulate the lateral impulsive loading during skiing located at the front part of the ski. The test permits the evaluation of a ski-binding’s release and retention properties under expected loading rates. The test permits comparison of the release caused by lateral impulse to the ski for different binding system designs.