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SKI

Summary

    CRITERIAS TO SELECT YOUR SKIS
     

    - Ability level : Green/blue/red/black slope/off-piste
    - Desired practice
    - Hight
    - Weight


    STRUCTURE OF THE SKI :

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    - The Tip

    WIDE: increases the manoeuvrability of your skis thanks to better curve entry and floatability in deep snow.
    LONG (WITH ROCKER) : allowed you to get over the snow easierly.

    - The Waist
     
    A WIDE WAIST (more than 85mm) is used off-piste for better floatability in powder snow.
    A NARROW WAIST (less than 85mm) is quicker for edge to edge turns when skiing on a slope and a better grip on hard snow.

    - The Tail

    WIDE : gives you more stability.
    TWIN TIP : allows freestyle use for reverse landing (switch).
    FLAT (NO ROCKER): gives you more control and grip
    WITH ROCKER: gives you lift and makes your ski more playful manoeuvrability

    THE RADIUS OF A SKI

    This is the radius (theoretical) of the circle left by a ski edge when the ski makes a turn (without sideslip).
    The radius depends on the length of the ski, the width of the “tip”, “waist” and “tail”.
    This may vary depending of the pressure put on the ski during turns.

    - Short radius :
    Helps the skier to turn more easily ; best for short turns, slalom, mogul field...

    - Long radius :
    Helps the skier to make longer curves, gives more stability and is more adapted to high speed.

    THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CAMBER/ROCKER ON A SKI: 

    For several years now, the rocker (longer curve of the tip) has changed ski design, first for freeriding, but now increasingly also on ski slopes. It helps to increase the ski’s floatability on powder snow and its turn capacity on all terrain by freeing the tip and the tail.

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