EVALUATION OF SKIS OF ALPINE SKIING BEHAVIOR ON THE SNOW

  • Vasilios Giovanis School of Physical Education and Sport Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2511-8286
  • Margarita Kampouri School of Physical Education and Sport Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3951-053X
  • Fotini Roumelioti School of Physical Education and Sport Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2463-8511
Keywords: alpine skiing, ski behavior, evaluation, test

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the behavior of the skis on snow depending on sex, type of ski and the level of training of the technical skier. Material: in the research participated 57 skiers, generally of age 26 +- 8.62 years (34 males and 23 females) at the ski center of Parnassos (Greece). The evaluation of the ski behavior on snow came up via the scores on Test 1 to Test 5 in practice, to the rating scale from 0 to 10 respectively. The participants, after performing daily training with their skis completed the questionnaire. The questionnaire included the following elements: sex, height, weight, the type of skis and the type of TEST as: 1-2) behavior of skis in long and short turning radius, respectively, 3) grip of the ski edges in turn, 4) stability of ski riding, 5) usage of general muscle strength (fatigue). Results: The correlation between the first four tests (Test 1-4) was significant at statistical significance level, apart from test 5, which shows reduced physical fitness of the skier. Also the majority of skiers prefer parabolic skis (carving ski), although the racing skis were highly rated. Conclusions: The widespread (carving skis) are skis with medium score in both of all five tests in comparison to the Race ski. Finally, as expected, the highest score was given by the athletes (r = 0.69-0.99). It is recommended for further research of the correct selection of the ski in relation to: the physical fitness of the skier, prevention and injuries.

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Published
2017-01-22
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Giovanis V, Kampouri M, Roumelioti F. EVALUATION OF SKIS OF ALPINE SKIING BEHAVIOR ON THE SNOW. Physical education of students. 2017;21(1):22-6. https://doi.org/10.15561/20755279.2017.0104
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