ASTM F504 - 05(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Measuring the Quasi-Static Release Moments of Alpine Ski Bindings

    Active Standard ASTM F504 | Developed by Subcommittee: F27.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    This test method involves simulation in the laboratory of potential injury-producing loads that can occur in skiing, without implying the frequency or the magnitude of the danger. This test method does not include the simulation of all or part of a skier, and care must be taken not to confuse the values of moments measured by the test shaft with the loads subjected to the tibia of a skier under the same conditions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a procedure for the measurement of release moments of ski bindings under conditions where inertia loadings of the ski binding system are not significant.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F498 Test Method for Center Spring Constant and Spring Constant Balance of Alpine Skis

    F779 Test Method for Torsion Characteristic of Alpine Skis

    F944 Specification for Properties of Adult Alpine Ski Boots

    ISO Standard

    ISO9465 Alpine Ski Bindings-Lateral Release under Impact Loading-Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.20 (Winter sports equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F0504-05R12

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