This International Standard specifies an impact test for establishing the maximum impulse for retention of a test ski on the test sole in the lateral direction. The test provides a measure of the release and retention boundaries for lateral release of a ski-binding for adults (type A according to ISO 9462) at a particular ski-binding setting. The test method is designed to simulate the lateral impulsive loading during skiing located at the front part of the ski. The test permits the evaluation of a ski-binding's release and retention properties under expected loading rates. The test permits comparison of the release caused by lateral impulse to the ski for different binding system designs. The committee responsible for this standard is NA 112-03-01 AA "Ski- und Snowboardsportgeräte" ("Ski and snowboard sports equipment") at DIN.