If your child has skied/snowboarded before but is new to ESSC Jr Program, please describe here.
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Determining your skier type is your responsibility: Your skier type, height, weight, age, and boot sole length are used by the shop technician to determine the release/retention settings for your bindings. Consult these descriptions to select your classification. Be sure to provide accurate information. Errors may increase your risk of injury.
TYPE I: Cautious skiing on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate pitch. Skiers who designate themselves as Type I receive lower than average release/retention settings. This corresponds to an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain releaseability in a fall. This type also applies to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification.
TYPE II: Skiers not classified as Type I or Type III
Skiers who designate themselves as Type II receive average release/retention settings appropriate for most recreational skiing.
TYPE III: Fast skiing on slopes of moderate to steep pitch. Skiers who designate themselves as Type III receive a higher than average release/retention setting. This corresponds to decreased release ability in a fall in order to gain a decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.
If from experience, you have been dissatisfied with the release/retention settings that result from your skier classification, mention this to your binding technician.