About Alpine Skis

Skiing

 

 

Skiing is a sport that is accomplished on long thin boards or facsimiles made from other materials that are attached to the feet for locomotion on the snow. It is accomplished on steep inclines (downhill or alpine), flat ground (cross country) or in the performance of stunts or tricks (freestyle). The skis are waxed to make them slippery for alpine and freestyle skiing and to grip the snow in cross country to provide thrust. The skier will often use hand held “poles” to assist with balance and thrust during the activity. Skiing can be done on commercially maintained slopes or trails as well as unmarked natural snow.

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Ski wax is applied to the skis by the use of a waxing iron to spread the hot wax evenly across the surface of the ski base...

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Posted In Alpine Skis on Monday, November 23rd 2020
The process of waxing your skis is not a difficult one, but to do it well does take a bit of time and knowledge of the principles behind the process.
Posted In Alpine Skis on Sunday, November 22nd 2020
Sometimes waxing your skis repeatedly during the day can be a necessity....
Posted In Alpine Skis on Friday, November 20th 2020
Weather Predictions and Conditions and Wax
Posted In Alpine Skis on Friday, November 20th 2020
Ski wax is applied to the skis by the use of a waxing iron to spread the hot wax evenly across the surface of the ski base...
Posted In Alpine Skis on Thursday, November 19th 2020
When you buy a new pair of skis off the rack, or even if you have an older pair...
Posted In Alpine Skis on Thursday, November 19th 2020
Ski waxes for downhill (or Alpine skis) are applied to the bases to both protect the ski surface and to allow them to glide smoothly over the snow.