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Ski terms

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CAMBER: It is the amount of space beneath the center of a Ski at the time it lays on a flat surface and its weight rests on the Tip and Tail.

CANT: Refer to ski edge

CHOKABELIS: This term is used to choke last minute in a competition by acting cocky. That means a cocky tweak leading to disastrous results.

CHOWDER: Fresh powder that has just been rained and sometimes resulting in chowder soup.

CARVING: Make turns on the ski or snowboard with the edges cutting into the hill.

CROSS- COUNTRY SKIING: You can practice this activity, if you want more peaceful and cost-effective mode of exploring backcountry wilderness.

CRUD: This is a type of Snow or Snow surface characterized by an uneven surface with lumps of soft Powder-like Snow and slippery patches

CRUISING: Make a long run at less than breakneck speed.

D

DAMPENING: It describes a tool or a technique to reduce vibrations of skis or snowboard at high speeds.

DELAMINATION: Separation of a laminate along the plane of its layers with the molded layers on a ski and snowboard separating.

DIN SETTINGS: This acronym means Deutsche Industrie Normen. This is an internationally agreed scale to ensure that Ski Bindings worldwide release under the same force.

DUROMETER: The measurement used to determine the hardness of a plastic ski boot shell.

E

EDGE: Makes reference to the metal strip found at the bottom corners of Skis. FALL LINE It is referred to the line that follows the general slope of the hill.

F

FALL LINE: A fall line is the line that follows the general slope of the hill.

FLEX ADJUSTMENT: It allows you change the amount of resistance to the forward movement of your ankle.

FLEXIBILITY: It is an essential physical conditioning, which prevents you from Skiing injuries.

FREESTYLE SKIING: This is a type of Skiing which incorporates techniques in Skiing and acrobatics.

FRENCH FRY: Put skis together and go straight down the hill.

FROSTBITE: It occurs when body parts are exposed to extreme cold temperature for a period of time.

FROZEN GRANULAR: It is typically a result of frozen snow that has been groomed repeatedly.

FRUIT BOOTER: It is a skier who skis on mini skis.