Parts of Skis


Parts of Skis

Part Description
Base This is the bottom side of the Skis, which consist in the part of the Skis that touches the Snow Ski Surface. Usually, Skis were made of wood, although wood still continue being used, nowadays aluminium or fiberglass are mainly used to make Ski.
Camber It makes reference to the amount of space beneath the center of a Ski when it is placed on a flat surface and its weight rests on the Tip and Tail. This part of Ski is related to the responsiveness and liveliness of a skier.
Contact Points Involve to the points at which the Skis are put into contact with the Snow with out the pressure of the rider being displaced on the Ski.
Edge This makes reference to the metal edge on the sides of the Skis. For sharp Edges, you should maintain grip in turns and that the Skis do not slip. It is important you hold an Edge in turns.
Effective Edge This part makes reference to the length of metal edge on the Skis which touches the Snow, also is the effective part which is used to make a turn.
Tip/Nose This is the foremost limit of the Skis. This is the part that always pointed upwards to make sure that the front of your Skis does not grip the Snow and dig itself in.
Shovel This is located at the front of Ski and also is the widest part.
Overall Length This is the measure that is taken from the Tip of the Ski to the Tail
Sidecut Radius This makes reference to the measurement of how deeply or shallowly Ski's cut is from the nose of the Ski to the waist (or middle of the Ski). The Sidecut Radius has an effect in each turn. For example a Ski with a larger Sidecut will make big arching turns.
Tail This makes reference to the rear end of the Skis, which is opposite of the tip.
Top/Deck This is located opposite of the Base, Top of the board is where the Binding are mounted and where the skier stands. Usually Skis have mounting holes in the Desk where the binding can be screwed into. The holes make possible you to connect your bindings to your board in different angles and stances.
Waist This is the narrowest point of the Ski and usually the middle of the Sidecut