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Speed skiing

Speed skiing

The main attraction about skiing, always it has been the speed, people obsessed with speed that can be reached by Skiing downhill and using gravity to propel you as fast as possible, then they tool the speed element and focused their Skiing technique and aspirations on Skiing as fast as they can. And that is just like the speed skiing originates.

Speed Skiing is the winter sport of fast skiing in a straight line Downhill and considered as the fastest non-motorized sport in the world (The fastest non-motorized sport is speed skydiving, in which divers can reach speeds of over 500 km/h).

At the moment, the world record is 251.4 km/h (156 mph), held by Simone Origone. Usually speed skiers exceed 200 km/h (125 mph), which is even faster than the terminal velocity of a free-falling skydiver; about 193 km/h (120 mph) in the belly-to-earth position.

Speed Skiing Equipment and Apparel

Speed Skiing uses very specific equipment, which is elaborate with the highest technology, and is totally focused on increasing the speed that can be reached. Below we list some features of Speed Skiing equipment and apparel.
  • The Skis measure 240 cm in length and specifically built for Speed Skiing.

  • The Ski Bindings and Ski Boots are specially made for Speed Skiing allowing DIN 21. The Ski Bindings must be well cranked up for handling vibration.

  • The Ski Poles are bent in a different way to form around the body and they have up to 2 lbs of weight and a minimum length of 1 mater.

  • The Ski suits are made of air tight latex which prevents the skier from being blown up as his suit fills with air under enormous speed and reducing wind resistance.

  • Non-flammable pads are used to protect the skier from burning when he crashes in high speed, that they ski.

  • The helmets are designed in form aerodynamic in the shape of a water drop, in order to minimize resistance and increase streamlining.

  • Finally, special spoilers are attached to the lower legs to dampen turbulence and minimize resistance, when the skier is increase their speed.