Questions about the sport of skiing.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
1answer
24 views

What skis should I buy? [closed]

I'm looking to buy some new skis and I'm wondering what would be a good pair to get. I'm about six feet tall and 160 pounds. What length would be good for me? What is a good brand to start out with?
4
votes
2answers
114 views

What are the differences between the alpine skiing events?

The Olympics has five different alpine (downhill) skiing events: Downhill Slalom Giant Slalom Super Giant Slalom (Super-G) Super Combined What are the differences between these different events? ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Ski/Snowboard Socks

I am aware that when you are going skiing/snowboarding, it is important to refrain from wearing cotton. Most ski/snowboard socks that I've seen are made from merino wool. I was wondering about other ...
2
votes
1answer
588 views

What is the skiathlon?

There is a cross-country skiing event this year at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics called the skiathlon. Apparently, this is a race that was formerly called Pursuit. What differentiates this event ...
3
votes
2answers
279 views

How do the penalties work in biathlon?

I watched the Sochi 2014 Biathlon Men's Sprint today. In the Sprint race, the racers start separately, at 30 second intervals, and the racers stop twice along the cross-country ski course to shoot at ...
2
votes
1answer
158 views

Helmets in alpine skiing vs cycling

I am wondering why the helmets used in different sports disciplines are so different, especially considering professional athletes. Alpine skiing (source) Cycling (source) Of course I understand ...
4
votes
0answers
88 views

What are the ingredients in environmentally friendly ski/snowboard wax?

I've recently been interested in learning about the different types of waxes for skis and snowboards, and after reading about the damage that has been done by fluorocarbon wax (and others), I'm ...
4
votes
3answers
333 views

What are differences between off-piste alpine skiing equimpments and in piste equipments?

I am a beginner in alpine skiing. It means I can ski parallel and now am trying to increase my speed plus avoiding awkward mistakes in turnings. I want to begin skiing in natural slops and off-piste. ...
3
votes
2answers
108 views

How can I go faster in slalom?

I've trained in alpine skiing for a couple of years now. I'm good at downhill & super g, and my times are improving, but I'm really bad at slalom. How can I go faster in slalom without crashing? ...
2
votes
2answers
365 views

Do folding cross country skis exist?

Do folding (or telescoping) cross-country skis exist and if so are they useable?
3
votes
1answer
195 views

Can I remold an packed out pair of boot liners?

I have a pair of snowboarding boots with a mold-able liner with about 4 seasons on them. They are high quality boots and the fit used to be amazing. My feet were totally happy at the end of the day, ...
2
votes
1answer
138 views

Snowboard boot socks [closed]

I'll start practicing Snowboard and want to know what kind of socks are best. I have read on the Internet that can be a good idea to thin socks, but I'm not sure it's the right thing.
12
votes
2answers
902 views

Learning ski jumping

Since visiting Calgary Olympic Park and seeing their exhibit on ski jumping within the ski jumping tower, I've wanted to have a go at the sport. Do you have to be good at downhill skiing to start ski ...
6
votes
1answer
492 views

Hole patterns X-Country skis

Do the hole patterns for SNS, NNN and 3-pin (including Back Country variants) cross-country ski bindings match up at all, or do you always need to drill new holes in the skis when installing a ...
5
votes
2answers
150 views

How can I improve my turns when downhill skiing?

How can I improve my turns when downhill skiing? Whenever I make passes back and forth, my uphill ski is at an angle and is awkward, often causing me to stumble. I would have much better control if ...
11
votes
1answer
207 views

How can I improve my endurance while skiing?

When I go on a ski trip I usually like to go at least two days in a row. The issue I run into by about midday on the second day is that my legs are pretty much shot. I would like to be able to do at ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

How can I improve my endurance while skiing? [duplicate]

When I go on a ski trip I usually like to go at least two days in a row. The issue I run into by about midday on the second day is that my legs are usually shot. I would like to be able to do at ...