STP1022: Problems Encountered in Flex Measurements on Alpine Ski Boots

    Bonjour, F
    Engineer, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Dept mécanique IMECO, Ecublens ME, Lausanne,

    Delouche, G
    Technical adviser, Chemin de la Prairie prolongé, Annecy,

    Pages: 11    Published: Jan 1989


    The alpine boot shaft stiffness is an often discussed parameter. Nevertheless, academics and people from the industry still lack an indisputable method of measurement.

    This research investigates some parameters that could influence the measuring of boot shaft stiffness.

    The preliminary conclusion is that the boot/foot system, as a whole, should be considered the same way as the boot/binding system is considered for the release of the leg during a fall, and, therefore, the stiffness of the boot cannot be described without considering the foot.


    boot stiffness, sizing, prothesis

    Paper ID: STP19468S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F27.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19468S

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