BS ISO 9838:2019 pdf download – Alpine and touring ski-bindings — Test soles for ski-binding tests
This document defines test soles representing
— an alpine ski-boot (form A) or at least the bottom part of it to be used for testing alpine ski-bindings for alpine skiing in accordance with ISO 9462 and ISO 9465, and
— a touring ski-boot (form T) or at least the bottom part of it to be used for testing touring ski-bindings for touring skiing in accordance with ISO 13992 and ISO 9465.
NOTE Ski-boots have their own International Standards (ISO 5355 and ISO 9523) that allow relatively large tolerances in defining the test sole which are generally believed to be suitable for on-slope use by skiers, but too large for reproducible laboratory measurements.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
ISO 868, Plastics and ebonite — Determination of indentation hardness by means of a durometer (Shore hardness)
ISO 5355, Alpine ski-boots — Requirements and test methods
ISO 9462, Alpine ski-bindings — Requirements and test methods
3? Terms? and? definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO 5355 and the following apply.
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test sole form A
test sole for testing alpine ski-bindings
test sole form T
test sole for testing touring ski-bindings
test sole type A
test sole to test ski-bindings suitable for ski-boots for adults
Note 1 to entry: Ski-boots for adults are defined in ISO 5355.BS ISO 9838 pdf download.