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What does it mean to tune your downhill skis?
No downhill skis are not an instrument, but they still need to be "tuned". Tuning your skis means keeping the edges sharp, the bottoms smooth and free of burrs, and waxing your skis. Basically you are keeping your skis in top shape so that they run faster down the ski slope because the goal in ski racing is to be the fastest. Sharpening the edges - You have sharp metal edges along the sides of your skis. The purpose of these edges is to allow your skis to cut into the snow otherwise known as "carving" a turn. If you didn't have edges you would slide all over the ice and snow and have trouble turning. You use an edge sharpener. Dull edges will cause your skis to slide out, especially on ice so you have to make sure they are sharp. The edges shouldn't cut you, but they should be sharp. Consult your local ski shop for proper technique. They can often do this for you. You should have it done at the beginning of each ski season if you ski every now and then.
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Answer Downhill skiing consists of four main events which include Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom, and Downhill. The different between these event…s is the placement of the gates. You also wear different gear and use different length skis for each event. Slalom - This event is when the ski gates are the closest together. Ski racers quickly navigate through the ski course. The ski gates "breakaway" as the ski racer hits them with their shin and/or arm as they ski by them. The reason ski racers hit the ski gates is to try to ski the straightest line possible down the ski slope. The straighter the line, the faster you go and the faster your run time. Ski racers bring the tip of their ski close to the ski gate and sometimes catch their ski tip and spin out. Ski racers were shin, arm, and hand guards plus a protective helmet. Giant Slalom has the gates farther apart then slalom. Ski racers do not hit the gates like they do in slalom. Therefore, they tend to wear less guards. However, a helmet is still required. Super Giant Slalom and the Downhill, in addition to Slalom and Giant Slalom, are usually done in professional ski racing or at Junior Olympic ski races for aspiring professional ski racers. The length of skis varies from year to year. Typically, though, slalom requires a much shorter ski then giant slalom. Super Giant Slalom and the Downhill require longer skis. Ski racers usually wear skin tight "GS" suits in a range of wild colors. I know because I used to compete in downhill ski racing.
Answer First you need to know that downhill skiing is also referred to as Alpine Skiing. Second you need to decide if you are a "serious" ski racer or a "r…ecreational" ski racer. Don't know which category you fit into? Check out their descriptions below. Serious ski racers are generally Junior ski racers in elementary through college age. Serious ski racers go to ski practice daily and have ski races every week. They may also be on a high school ski team if it is available in their area. These ski racers invest in ski equipment including two to three pairs of skis, helmet, Giant Slalom Suit, ski poles with wrist guards, shin guards, and other ski racing gear and equipment. Ski racing equipment can be very expensive, but a serious ski racer skis so often that it is worth it. Serious ski racers are competitive and may strive to become a professional ski racer one day. Recreational ski racers are those skiers that ski once in awhile or just for fun a couple times a month or week. Recreational skiers may have their own equipment, but don't usually have a giant slalom suit and/or protective equipment. Serious ski racers will want to check out the United States Ski Association website at http://www.ussa.org/PublishingFolder/42.htm. They having junior Alpine racing programs. These racing programs hold races at local ski areas every Saturday and Sunday. Typically you will have slalom races on Saturday and Giant Slalom races on Sunday. You take a 2 run race in the morning and another 2 run race in the afternoon. Recreational skiers will have fun in a Nastar race. Nastar races are usually set up as Giant Slalom and the courses are very easy to navigate. Check for a Nastar race at your local ski area.
Answer Waxing skis make your skis faster. You also want to have smooth bottoms on your skis.Smooth bottoms of your ski - It is CRITCIAL to avoid skiing over rocks, dirt, or a…nything that is not ice and snow. This can cause scratches, nicks, and divots in the bottom of your ski. You want the bottoms to be as smooth and scratch free if possible. The smoother they are, the more surface area touches the snow which allows you to ski faster. "Burrs" are what they call nicks on your edges and the bottom of your ski.Waxing your skis - This is usually done the night before a ski race. You melt wax over your skis with and then iron the wax over the skis. Ski wax comes in a variety of colors which are associated with different temperature ranges. The purpose of different wax for different temperatures is because the consistency of the snow changes with the temperature.The day of the race you scrape the wax off your skis. There will be some wax that still remains on the bottom and will quickly wear off. Consult a local ski shop for proper technique. Waxing also protects your skis. If you don't wax them, the bases can become oxidized.
Answer Downhill ski racers need a strong butt and legs. Therefore, focus your exercises on your lower half. You want to bulk up your thighs and rear-end. Most professio…nal downhill ski racers end up with "tree stumps" for legs. Focus on strength training and do squats in particular. The "wall sit" is also a great exercise. Put your back to the wall and bend down until your knees are a ninety degree angle. Try to maintain this position with your back to the wall for a minute. It is very difficult, but builds strength. Work on the Leg Press machine as well. Hamstring curls are also valuable since strong hamstrings help to protect your ACL. Basically do several different leg strengthening exercises to improve leg muscle balance and definition You also want to have core strength in your abdominal muscles because your ski turns originate from your body's center. Do sit-ups daily and crunches daily. Balance exercises (stand on one foot on a Bosu trainer) help to build balance - obviously - and confidence for those times when you might get a bit out of control on the slopes. You also need to have endurance. Strive to run on the treadmill and on the elliptical trainer. However, don't do too much cardio because you don't want to be too lean.
Answer . \nDownhill ski poles...oh how they are often misused in skiing. The purpose of your ski poles is to help provide balance. However, you don't lean on the them or …rely on them too much. Ski balance should originate from your core abdominal muscles, buttocks, and legs. How you place your shoulders while skiing makes a difference as well. You want to keep your shoulders square to the hill or in other words, facing the bottom of the hill.\n. \nYou plant your ski pole as you are initiating a turn. You plant one ski pole at a time. For example, you plant your left ski pole as you are turning to the left. And vice versa - you plant your right ski pole as you are turning to the right. Do not lift your ski pole high in the air. This is a waste of time and energy. Instead quickly and smoothly plant it into the ground and remove it at the completion of your turn.
Answer You always want to strive to keep the bottom of your skis as smooth as possible. Therefore, do NOT ski over rocks, dirt, or any debris. Never, neve…r, never ski on or walk in your skis on pavement. You will get so many scratches and nicks on the bottom of your skis that you will practically ruin them. Skiing over rocks can create huge divots that are detrimental to your ski. You can fill this with a special carbon compound, but do not do this unless you are experienced at tuning your skis. Have a ski professional do it for you. You also want to keep your edges free from burrs (nicks) and free from rust. It is CRITICAL to wipe your skis off when you are done skiing. You don't want to put them away went or your edges will rust. This is very, very, very bad. (I can't stress this enough.) Rusted edges will become dull and you will slide all over the hill. Take a towel or cloth and rub your skis down when you come inside. Make sure to remove snow and moisture from every part of your ski including the bindings. Also when you carry your skis don't let them scrape together. Use a Velcro ski wrapper that palces a soft pad between the two skis. You can find these at your local ski shop.
According to Wikipedia: Some racers in the high speed skiing disciplines (Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom, downhill, speed skiing) use curved poles that are bent to sha…pe around their bodies while they are in a tuck position, in order to minimize air drag.
How to dress when skiing and snowboarding is all about layering. Note: do NOT wear cotton, as cotton retains water and keep your skin cool. Layering basically has th…ree parts Base Layer - The layer next to your skin should be made of a moisture wicking material to keep your skin dry. Mid Layer - This layer should also be made of a moisture wicking material to keep the moisture moving away from your skin. Outer Layer - The outer layer should be made of a water proof breathable material to let the moisture out, but also keep the outside elements out.
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When you store downhill skis over a long period you should put a storage wax on. This is a special wax designed to keep the bases from drying out and cracking. A good place to… store your skis would be a place that is cool and has a medium humidity. Too dry will dry out your skis. Dark is also good as bright sunlight can damage the graphics and will make the temperature rise and fall which will also damage your skis.
Put your weight on the inside edge of your left ski, and you will turn right (and vice versa). Also, take a lesson! One of the best things a first-time skier can do is le…arn from a professional instructor.
Downhill or Alpine skiing, is a sport in which you ride a chair lift up a mountain and put two planks on your feet. You then slide down on your "skis". There are different kin…ds of alpine skiing including: freestyle skiing (doing tricks) alpine racing (skiing as fast as you can around gates), and just going out to have fun!
The difference is that a downhill ski is much wider along with the binding, a cross country binding is only connected at the toe of a boot. when a downhill binding is connecte…d at both the heel and the toe. hope this helped
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