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# How does air resistance affect skiing?

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###### 2011-02-16 22:30:30

Air resistance slows you down which is why ski racers wear tight suits to minimize air resistance.

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Reducing air resistance would give your car better gas mileage, and improve your time in speed skating, cycling, and downhill skiing, among many other sports.

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