ISO 8061:2015 specifies methods for the selection of the release torques for alpine ski-bindings. It gives information necessary to determine the release torques; these are to be recommended for use by ski-binding manufacturers in their instructions for installation and use, and by ski shops for the adjustment of already mounted ski-bindings.
It applies to alpine ski-bindings in current use.
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.