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Skis

Types of Skis?

There are many different types of skis. Each type has its own unique features and applications. They type of skis you will need will depend on the type of skiing you plan to do.

Common types of skis:

  1. Freestyle Skis
    • There are many different types of freestyle skis. The types depend on the type of freestyle skiing you plan to do.
  2. Alpine Skis
    • Alpine skis are precise, fast, and excellent for hard groomed Pistes. They are designed for easy turning. The Ski Bindings securely fasten the foot to the Ski at toe and heel. Alpine Skis are suitable for advanced to race levels.
  3. Freeride
    • Freeride skis are best for off-piste. They are best suited for advanced and expert racers. Freeride skis are a compromise between side-cut for skiing on the piste, but fat enough to stay up in deep snow.
  4. Racing
    • Best for racing. They are incredibly responsive, but you have to be a good skier to be able to handle them.
    • There are different types of racing skis for downhill, giant slalom and slalom racing.
  5. Cross-country Skis
    • Cross-country skis are very thin adn light. They usually have slightly straight ski edges. The bindings attach only at the toe.
  6. Cross-country Free Range Skis
    • Cross-country Free Range Skis are best for skiing on an unbroken or untracked snow ski surface.
    • Skis are very wide
    • Has cable bindings to detach the skier's foot from deep snowbanks.
  7. Women's Skis
    • Women have physical differences from men that affect ski and ski boot performance, and ski boot fit.
    • Women's skis are designed to carry less muscle and body weight.
    • Most women's skis allow the mounting point for the binding to be one to two centimeters ahead of the center of the ski. This makes it easier to balance in the middle and pressure the front of the ski.
    • Women's skis usually have a softer tip, which draws the ski into the turn with less effort.
    • Women's skis are usually made of more flexible materials than men's skis. It takes less energy to bend the flexible material into an arc without giving up edge grip or carving performance.

Ski Features

Skis offer several features. Some features to consider when buying skis:

  • Length
  • Weight
  • Technology
    • Aircarbon
    • CFC
    • PowerVacuum
    • Twintip
    • Vertical Laminate Wood Core
    • Plasma Edge
  • Base
  • Flex
  • Sidecut

Before you buy skis, you should probably rent different kinds so you can determine which ones are best for you.

Ski Maintenance?

To ensure your skis work properly and are long lasting, you should always have your equipment professionally serviced.

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