Freestyle Skiing – Equipment
Freestyle Skiing is a game played on ice and the skiers have to attain as much height as possible in order to win the game. Following are some essential equipments for this sport.
Mounting of the binding should be done in parallel with respect to the direction of the run. It should be used in such a manner that about 57% of the entire ski length can be used as the front part.
The designing of the boots is done in such a manner that the player will find it easy to lean forward while performing the act. Also the boot should be flexible. It should have a low cut at the front and should be high-backed.
It is an essential part of binding. This helps the ski in getting attached to the athlete’s boot. If a connecting cord is not connected properly then there will be an unsteady motion of the ski during the flight.
Ski Jumping Suit
It is mandatory that all the parts of the suit should be made up of the same kind of material. They should have some part of air permeability. As the game is played on snow track, it is better that the thickness of the suit is more.
For the flexibility during the game, the size of the suit should be perfect for the athlete
during the upright position.
They are designed specially to be used for skiing purpose at the striped hills. The length of the ski can be as long as 146% of the athlete’s body height. However, the shaping and curvature of the suit is done by considering certain geometric features. To jump, the ski should be of certain length, and the skier needs to have a certain amount of body weight.