Alpine skiing or downhill skiing has gathered a huge exposure in the past few years. The sport involves sliding down on a ski board with fixed-heel bindings. The usage of these skis dates back to the 1980s. The earlier designed skis are modified into the modern ones to enable carve turning and ski jumps. A shaped alpine ski features a small sidecut and camber. The ski has two distinctive ends, the tip and tail that touch the snow and a midsection that remains in the air. The modern skis are constructed with cutting edge technology and feature steel edges, camber, sidecut and reverse camber.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) is the highest governing body which regulates all the rules regarding the equipment’s sizing and usage. The designing of the skis varies with the size of the skier as for a short and light-weight skier, the skis are also customized to be shorter and lighter.
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