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Questions tagged [skiing]

Questions about the sport of skiing.

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In snowboard/ski cross, how are jerseys determined in the rounds?

The first one is depending on the qualification times. That I know, but for the rounds after does it still depends on the qualifing time or is it determined by the position in the last round?
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What does Australia do to get kids into winter sports at an early age [closed]

Australia is a mostly tropical/sub-tropical country. There is a small mountain range in the southeast of the country which receives snowfall for a couple of winter months. We can say that overall, the ...
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Why do skiers use poles in slalom and downhill?

I'm watching the Olympics. The skiers in the "classic" events like giant slalom or the downhill carry poles. But they never seem to use them for anything. I don't see the poles touch the ground unless ...
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How is the scoring determined in Winter Olympic Sports?

I'm watching the Winter Olympics on television here in the U.S. I don't know too much about winter sports, especially the nuances of Olympic competition. However, watching the downhill skiing ...
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What is the maximum advantage from first to last qualified in a FIS slalom first half?

What is the maximum delay with a skier is qualified for the second half in a slalom race? Today (2018 Jan 3rd) at Zagreb ladies Slalom Mikaela Shiffrin is leading 4"61 on the last qualified (Moellg ...
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What length of skis for slalom?

I'm a good skier, giant slalom is easy for me, but I want to do better in slalom. My height is 170cm and my skis are 165cm. I've noticed that guys who train in slalom, and are at least 20cm taller ...
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What does HS in ski-jumping means?

This is the ski-jumping calendar for men competitions in february 2017. Is it possible to view several type of competitions: HS225 HS140 HS134 HS130 HS100 What does those abbreviations means?
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How do you choose the next Alpine Skiing Slalom's gate?

It's clear that in all the alpine skiing events you need to go from red gate to blue gate and you need to go round them. I cannot understand fully that in the slalom race. Most of the gates there, ...
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Which nation has the most men's wins in a single Alpine Skiing World Cup season?

When looking at the men's winners in the 2016 Alpine Skiing World Cup, there are 17 wins for Norwegian skiers. Is this already a record for most wins for a nation, or the skiers from another country ...
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How FIS creates the Alpine Skiing World cup calendar?

I guess there aren't rules for creating Alpine Skiing World Cup calendar, but I guess there is some logic behind choosing the number of the different disciplines that will be in a current cup season. ...
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Is the classic alpine combined used as a skiing discipline or now all drive super combined?

In Wikipedia it is said that, Alpine combined is consisting of one run of Downhill and two runs of Slalom, while its variation Super Combined, can be Downhill/SuperG, plus one run of Slalom. From the ...
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How much does a back protector/vest add in additional safety? [closed]

After seeing the news about a recent skiing accident in Germany (Two people collided with each other and afterwards with a snow cannon, both dead) I was wondering how much extra protection a back ...
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Ski Length For jumping

I am wanting to get into riding the terrain park, and I was wondering what skis lengths are best for hitting jumps. I've already looked into what the pros and cons for long skis are for normal ...
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How to change cross country ski bindings

I bought used cross country skis that have SNS Pilot bindings on them, and I also bought NNN boots. What equipment do I need to swap the SNS bindings for NNN bindings? And how do I do it? I've ...
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Second-hand alpine skiing equipment

I'm a beginner skier and I want to buy a complete second hand equipment. Could you please tell me what to look for when choosing such an equipment to be sure that I get a still usable one?
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Cross-country skiing world records

Are there any current world records for cross-country skiing? I am mainly interrested in distances like 10 or 15 kilometers, both men and women included. Neither Google nor Wikipedia are able to ...
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How to get more self-confident while jumping kickers?

I have been skiing and boarding for quite a while now, and have no problems neither with high speed (on empty ski runs up to 80-90 km/h with ease without loosing control) nor some other kinds of ski ...
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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? I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What are differences between off-piste alpine skiing equimpments and in piste equipments? [closed]

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. ...
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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? ...
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Do folding cross country skis exist?

Do folding (or telescoping) cross-country skis exist and if so are they useable?
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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, ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I improve my endurance while skiing? [closed]

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 ...
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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 ...