examples of skis
Skis are adapted to the requirements of each event; their performance on snow depends on their length, width and design.
downhill and super-G ski
Long rigid ski that provides a high level of stability and excellent glide; it is designed for straightaways and for speed.
giant slalom ski
Medium-length ski that provides greater flex than a downhill ski; it is suited to long turns and it remains stable at high speeds.
Short narrow ski that makes it possible to quickly shift from one edge to the other; its dissymmetric shovel is designed to push back the gate poles in the event of contact.