Timing in cross country skiing has no purpose but to classify the runners. There are no international records, and even so they will be untrustable because of different conditions of snow and the fact that CC does not have a unique track like, for example, a 100 metre sprint does.
That ski helmet appears to be an uvex wing rc (or similar). The first cycling helmet appears to be a Kask Mojito variant. Note that both companies make both kinds of helmets.
Mostly constructed of crushable foam
An outer shell that will slip across surfaces in a collision
Fit adjustment systems
Moderately aerodynamic design
The skiathlon is a cross-country skiing race in two stages. The first stage is done in the classic technique. After the first stage, the racers change skis at a transition area, then continue racing on skating skis using the free technique. The men's race is 30 km total distance, and the women's race is 15 km.
Originally, this event was called "pursuit," ...
There are several type of race in Biathlon:
In the "Sprint" / "Pursuit" / "Mass Start" format every athlete will race on added 150-meters lap (both men and women) just at the end of the shoot zone, then return in the normal track.
In the "Individual" format every athlete will take 1 minute of penality that has to be added to the ski time (it is added in ...
The hole pattern is the same for NNN and SNS binding systems, but they are placed differently with reference to the balance point of the skis. In other words, the holes don't go in the same spot for the two systems. Plug the old holes and drip hot p-tex to seal them, then drill in the correct spot for your new system.
2000 season - Austrian team with 26 wins.
2001 season - Austrian team with 24 wins.
2016 season - Norwegian team with 19 wins.
2005 season - Austrian team with 19 wins.
I couldn't find official statistic, but I've manually checked all the possible seasons starting 1970.
A general tip here would be: follow some freestyle/jumping classes with a good teacher. There can be different reasons for that and a good teacher will be able to see it and guide you.
However, there are a few basic things you should think about(I learned those while snowboarding, so I'm not 100% sure if that would apply to skiing too).
Approaching the ...
The main differences are about number of gates, distance from each gate, vertical drop and lenght of the course.
Has the maximun of the lenght and the maximun distance from each gate. It runs on a single manche. It has the maximun speed.
Super Giant Slalom (Super-G)
It runs on a single manche.
The vertical drop for a GS course must be ...
There some more differences:
Slalom and giant slalow are technical events, super-G and downhill are speed events. Super combined, as the name implies, combines runs of slalom and downhill.
Downhill and super-G events have one run, slalom and giant slalom events have two runs - different courses on the same ski run.
Even the skis are different. Slalom skis ...
Hemp, Bamboo and Cotton are often used for their absorbancy rather than wicking characteristics.
Hemp and Bamboo have become popular in some applications due to their anti=-bacterial properties and they remain more 'comfortable' than cotton when damp, but they will still absorb moisture.
I recommend Merino wool socks, and my personal preference is, as ...
You have already answered your own question. Anything that keeps you dry will keep you warm. There are other fibers you can try like Bamboo or synthetics if you don't like wool. I am unsure if I've ever seen a hemp sock, sounds a little scratchy to me. Cotton is just the worst because it gets so soggy. I prefer the thinnest material possible in general ...
The three screw holes for the toe section of NN (3-pin), NNN (not NNN-NIS) and SNS bindings match up, but as stated earlier here above, the balance of the ski will be affected when switching from one binding system to another reusing those screw holes. When mounted at the balance point of the ski, NN bindings have the front screw 17 mm in front of the ski ...
In addition to Marcus Wigert's post, I would also suggest looking at two other very important factors:
First one being equipment. I am skiing since I was 4 years old and used to have rental skis until I turned about 18 and stopped growing (simply because I did not want to buy new skis every single year...).
I already did a lot of slalom before and always ...
I've been skiing competitively since I was about ten, and I am in the same position as you. What seems to be the problem is often one of the following:
A bigger person has the upper hand in speed, since the weight grants higher top speed, but becomes a problem when going around tight courses.
Skis that are too long might prove very hard to control in tight ...
Also in slalom skiiers has to pass alternatively in red gate then blue gate.
In every speciality skiiers make inspections (mostly with thier trainers)
before the races to check and study the structure of the tracks
When the gates are placed in position "perpendicular" to the descent is easier to understand the succession of the gates, but it can happen ...
In the Biathlon Men's Sprint at Sochi, racers ski three times around a 3.3-kilometer loop, for a total of 10-kilometers. After the first and second loops, they stop to shoot five targets. For each target the racer misses, he needs to ski around a 150-meter penalty loop immediately after the target stop before he continues on to the next race loop.
Each discipline has their own scoring system. Since wind has a huge impact on the performance of ski jumpers it has been added as scoring criteria as well as the gate the jumpers start from. This is to compensate for (dis)advantages under different situations.
The gate determines the jumping speed (higher gate = more distance on the runway = more time to ...
As far as I can tell, there is no such limit. The official Rules for the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup define only:
3.6 Limitation for SL / GS / DH in 2 runs
Limitation for the 2nd run (Slalom / Giant Slalom / DH): Only the first 30 competitors from the 1st run are qualified. This limitation is not valid for the Alpine Combined (see art. 9.5.1).
(And as ...
It is vey difficult to anser withou knowing your "style" and your weight.
I try to give you general info:
This ski size from Atomic brand shows that ski size for slalom race should be shorter than the racer
This table says that you can use ski from 150 to 165 according to your hieght, I can suggest you to choose a ski near to 150cm if you are lighter of ...
Looking at the result pages linked:
There are only two runs in each of these events, and the total time is about expected for one short downhill and one slalom, which suggests it is the super combined.
Looking in the rules, what is often is called super combined is named Alpine combined in the rules. The rules also have something called ...
Salomon (and others?), as of 2016, makes NNN compatible bindings (and boots) under the "ProLink" name in addition to their SNS offerings. I believe that ProLink bindings have the same mounting screw holes as SNS bindings, so that might be an easier option than filling screw holes.
See http://xcskiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4865 for some discussion and this ...
It is possible, but not recommended to change the attacks on cross-country skis.
The holes of sns attacks ("Salomon") are in a different position from the attacks nnn ("Rottefella"), then you should first fill the holes with cylindrical woods plugs (watch out the dimensions) and glue.
After the ski is like the original situation you can mount new bindings.
As a beginner skier, I would recommend renting your equipment, particularly skis until you find the type and length you feel comfortable with.
You would want to start with a shorter ski until you feel comfortable with that length - nothing can deter a beginning skier faster that skis that are too long for them.
Once you are in a position to buy, many ...
Big mountain skis or offpiste have done a massive development in last 4 - 5 years and are significantly different from the regular slope or carving skis.
Main differentiating factors are
lenght - they are significantly longer than regular skis one would take into the slopes. Regular offpiste skis are 175 - 190cm long, regular carvers are like 150 - 170.
If you're set on doing off-piste skiing and are prepared to invest a little into it, I strongly suggest getting a pair of "Big-mountain" skis. These are of the wider variant with bigger turning circle and are stiffer than "normal" skis.
As Rafael said, the equipment is only used to enhance the different factors, your skill is the most important factor.
When Off-piste, you will be skiing in deeper snow. For this purpose, it is helpful to have slightly wider skis. But to be honest, it mostly depends on your skill. Skiing in deep snow is different then on-piste. Very different.
My first times off-piste I went with a trainer, and the perfectly normal skis I use on-piste - which is what I recommend you to do ...