DIN Standards Committee Sports Equipment
DIN ISO 8061
Alpine ski-bindings - Selection of release torque values (ISO 8061:2015)
Skibindungen für den alpinen Skilauf - Auswahl von Auslösedrehmomentwerten (ISO 8061:2015)
This International Standard specifies methods for the selection of the release torques for alpine ski-bindings. It gives information necessary to determine the release torques recommended for use by ski-binding manufacturers in their instructions for installation and use, and by ski shops for the adjustment of ski-bindings already mounted. It is applicable to state-of-the-art alpine ski bindings. It might be inappropriate for non-mechanical bindings or bindings used with boots which reach more than half-way up the lower leg. Manufacturers may use either of the two specified methods, or a combination of the two, as the basis for their recommended release torques. The methods apply to torque-measuring binding test machines. If force-measuring test machines are used, it is necessary to report the release force, calculated as shown in Clause 3. In recommending the release torques, it is necessary to take into account the abilities of the skier concerned by applying skier-type correction factors. For this purpose, three types of skier are defined, as described in Annex A. This standard includes safety requirements within the meaning of the Produktsicherheitsgesetz (ProdSG) (German Product Safety Act). This document (ISO 8061:2015) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 83 "Sports and other recreational facilities and equipment", Subcommittee SC 4 "Snowsports equipment" (Secretariat: ASI, Austria). The responsible German standardization committee is Working Committee NA 112-03-01 AA "Ski- und Snowboardsportgeräte" ("Ski and snowboard sports equipment") at DIN Standards Committee Sports Equipment (NASport). Where this standard has been identified by the Ausschuss für Produktsicherheit (German Committee for Product Safety) and reference to it has been published in the Gemeinsames Ministerialblatt (German Joint Ministerial Gazette) by the Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA) (German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), it is to be presumed that alpine ski-bindings which comply with this standard fulfil the relevant health and safety requirements. Owing to common practice, DIN 11088 "Alpine ski bindings - Selection of torque values with the tibia-width method" may also be used in Germany in addition to the weight method for the selection of release torques for alpine ski-bindings described in this standard.