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    Future Developments in Cross-Country Skiing Equipment

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    Skiing can be described as a relationship between man, equipment, and the environment. Different skiing techniques require different performance in a ski. Comparisons of the horizontal force and the maximum speed for the three basic methods of skiing are shown. New designs for cross-country ski bindings with release functions, which are also adjustable longitudinally to the ski, and test equipment for measuring the ski's quality of friction are discussed.


    skiing safety, skiing trauma, new ski designs, camber control, release bindings, glide testing equipment, force measuring of skiers

    Author Information:

    Ekström, Hans
    Scientist, University of Linköping, Linköping,

    Committee/Subcommittee: F27.40

    DOI: 10.1520/STP46658S