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9 tips for safe skiing

  1. Have your ski bindings checked and possibly readjusted every year. The correct binding adjustment is only possible with the corresponding ski boot.

  2. The Z-Value on the binding does not represent the body weight, but a standardized value, calculated on the basis of the ski boot sole length, height, body weight, skiing ability and age.

  3. Have your binding adjusted only by a professional. The binding-shoe functional unit must be tested in advance with a binding tester to make sure that it works properly and releases safely in the event of a fall.

  4. When getting into the binding, make sure you clean the ski boot sole and the bindings from snow and ice (with the ski pole) so that the binding closes properly.

  5. Children must be able to operate the attachment independently.

  6. Children's bindings must only be used with corresponding children's shoes.

  7. Ski boots should fit firmly and be comfortable at the same time. Pinching or chafing ski boots make skiing a torture and represent a significant safety risk.

  8. Only 2 out of 100 skiers wear boots in the right size. So, you should have your shoes fitted by a professional.

  9. Don't wear shoes that are too old as worn soles impair the function of the binding.

  10. Have your skis prepared by a certified workshop. A well-prepared and tuned ski increases safety and brings more fun – even in challenging slope conditions. If not well-prepared, skis may flutter, be difficult to steer, and lack proper grip in turns.

pic. IDM Südtirol - H. Wisthaler


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