Month: April 2018

Skiing Disciplines – Cross-country Skiing

Cross-country Skiing is the most accessible Skiing Discipline. It is commonly seen as less extreme and taxing as Alpine Skiing or other Skiing Disciplines. Cross-country Skiing is less of an extreme sport than it is a relaxing activity in the weekends. However, you can likewise push the boundaries. The learning curve is much shorter than in other Skiing Disciplines with most people becoming pretty comfortable with the technique within hours. All these things make Cross-country Skiing a very friendly winter sport for the whole family. It is believed that Cross-country Skiing has been around for more than 5000 years. It originated from Norway and then it finally reached other countries such as Russia and Scandinavia. In fact, the Scandinavian infantry was trained on Skis in preparation for the winter operations. In 1879, the first Huseby races were organized and in 1892, Holmenkollen was held. By the year 1900, Holmenkollen introduced a separate 30 km Cross-country race. Different materials were used in making Cross-country equipment during the early times. For instance, Skis were usually made of hickory and twisted wood-based thread was used as Ski Bindings. As for the Ski Poles, they attached leather hand straps on bamboo sticks. Lastly, strong leather boots with thick soles were used. In this section, we will look at the essentials in Cross-country Skiing: Cross-country Skiing – Techniques Techniques Know and learn how to...

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Skiing Disciplines – Telemark Skiing

Skiing Holiday & Travel Services Travel Services Skiing Shop Items & Products Shop Items Comment on this Skiing Article Comment / Share Email this Skiing Article to someone Email Show Printer Friendly version Print Telemark Skiing Telemark Skiing features the excitement of speed and free-heel Skiing. In this Skiing Discipline, the heels of the Ski Boots are not connected to the Skis. The Ski Bindings are only attached at the toe end. This is also the reason why Telemark Skiing is sometimes called Free-heel Skiing. In this section, we will look at different aspects of Telemark Skiing: The word Telemark originated from a region in Norway where Sondre Norheim introduced the so-called Telemark turn in 1868. One important highlight in the history of Telemark Skiing is the introduction of the first super-sidecut Telemark Ski in 1996-97. Many skiers look with respect and awe at Telemarkers admiring both the grace and skill that is connected with Telemark Skiing. Telemarking has grown a lot in popularity through out the world with more specific equipment and lessons becoming available to more people. Telemark Disciplines There are at least three Telemark Disciplines which are governed by the International Ski Federation – Telemark Giant Slalom, Telemark Classic, and Telemark Sprint Classic. Telemark Giant Slalom This competition event is similar to Giant Slalom, except that Telemark Giant Slalom features a jump which is judged based...

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A Brief understanding of the different skiing and boarding Disciplines

Skiing Disciplines – Styles in Skiing Through the years, Skiing has evolved in many ways resulting in various different Skiing Disciplines and Styles. Each of these had developed through the years coming up with their own specific specializations, high-tech gear, and equipment with their own fanbase. In this section, we will take a close look at the following Skiing Disciplines: Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing is the most general Skiing Discipline practiced by most skiers. It can be considered as the starting point of all non-Cross- country Skiing Disciplines. We will look at some of the sporting events connected to Alpine Skiing. Telemark Skiing Telemark Skiing Telemark Skiing uses a turning technique that is admired by many and mastered by few. In this section, we will look at some of the finer points of Telemark Skiing including the telemark disciplines, learning how to do telemark turns and most importantly, the telemark skiing equipment. Cross-country Skiing Cross Country Skiing Cross-country Skiing is the most accessible form of Skiing and it is easy to be learned by people of all ages and strength. Check out the important points in Cross-country Skiing, its techniques, disciplines and equipment. Freestyle Skiing Freestyle Skiing Like Freestyle Snowboarding, FreeStyle Skiing brings Skiing to new heights using Skis in many other ways to come up with new disciplines, jumps, and tricks. Freestyle skiing began as a...

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Alpine Skiing

Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing is the most general Skiing Discipline practiced by most skiers. It can be considered as the starting point of all non-Cross- country Skiing Disciplines. We will look at some of the sporting events connected to Alpine Skiing. Skiing Disciplines – Alpine Skiing Alpine Skiing can be considered as the general Skiing sport and it is what most skiers practice. A novice skier making his way down his first groomed slopes can be called an Alpine Skier. It can be considered as the starting point of all non- Cross- country Skiing Disciplines. It is believed that Alpine Skiing evolved from another Skiing Discipline called Cross- country Skiing. During the 1850s, the first competition on Alpine Skiing was held at Oslo, Norway. From then on, Alpine Skiing turned out to be not just a sport but also a form of leisure activity and it became widespread in Europe and the United States. Alpine Skiing became part of various competitions. In 1922, for instance, the first Slalom was held at M�rren, Switzerland, and in 1924, it became the first Olympic Alpine event. Alpine Skiing was included in the Olympic programme at the Garmish-Partenkirchen Games held in 1936. In this section, we will look at the essentials of Alpine Skiing: Alpine Skiing – Disciplines Disciplines Know the different Disciplines or competitions in Alpine Skiing and understand the features of...

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Ski Buying Guide – How to Buy Skis

Skiing Holiday & Travel Services Travel Services Skiing Shop Items & Products Shop Items Comment on this Skiing Article Comment / Share Email this Skiing Article to someone Email Show Printer Friendly version Print Ski Buying Guide – How to Buy Skis Once you have some Skiing experience using rental Skis you might want to consider purchasing your own Skis. Not only are you then able to pick exactly the Skis that you want, they are also yours to fine tune and get accustomed to. In this section, we will look at some guidelines before you buy Skis. Skis – Parts and Features Skis – Parts and Features Before you go of buying Skis you will want to learn how skis differ and of what elements they consist. Read this before reading this buying guide. Before you buy Skis, make sure you have some ideas on the different aspects of Skis. It is advisable if you already know something about the different Parts and Features of Skis, the materials they are made of, and the various Ski Types. Doing so will roughly give you a general picture of what will suit your Skiing needs. As discussed in our Skiing Disciplines section, there are many Skiing Disciplines and variations. You will carefully want to consider what you are going to use the Skis for. Are you going to use it...

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