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  Speed skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their ski suits are made from air-tight latex or have a polyurethane coating to cut wind resistance, with knee and elbow pads to give some protection in the case of a crash.
Speed skiing is practiced on steep, specially designed courses one kilometer long, and there are only about thirty of them world-wide, many of them at high altitude to minimize resistance from the air.
Speed skiing was a demonstration sport at the 1992 Winter Olympics at Albertville.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Speed_skiing   (340 words)

 Alpine skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot.
Alpine skiing evolved from cross-country skiing when ski lift infrastructure was developed at mountain resorts to tow skiers back to the top of slopes, thus making it possible to repeatedly enjoy skiing down steep, long slopes that would be otherwise too tiring to climb up.
Speed skiing involves competitors striving to achieve the highest total speed in a straight line, with no gates or turns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alpine_skiing   (771 words)

 Speed Ski New Zealand - speed skiing in New Zealand.
Speed Ski New Zealand - speed skiing in New Zealand.
you are no longer on a journey, you are flying, your accelerator is a pair of skis, a steep slope, and a perfectly prepared mountain, and the sheer strength of gravity.
Suddenly the reality is "You are Speed Skiing" The development of speed skiing has been sensational, from a few diehards in the late 1970's, to an internationally (FIS) recognised sport with competitors in over 15 countries.
www.speedski.co.nz   (280 words)

 Speed skiing - TheBestLinks.com - Speed Skiing, DIN, France, Italy, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Speed Skiing is the sport of skiing fastest in a straight line downhill, and is the World's second fastest non-motorized sport (the fastest being speed skydiving, with speeds of over 300mph).
The special skis used must be between 2.2 and 2.4 metres (94.5 inches) long and extra wide, and the ski boots are attached with bindingss that can be tightened to a very secure setting of DIN 21 (a typical recreational setting being from 6 to 10).
Speed skiing is practiced on specially designed very steep courses one kilometer long, and there are only about thirty of them world-wide, many of them at high altitude to minimise resistance from the air.
www.thebestlinks.com /Speed_Skiing.html   (383 words)

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 World Speed Records
Speed skiing went through a number of organizational convolutions after 1984, stabilizing in 1993 when the French Ski Federation became the sanctioning body for the races.
Speed skiers are professionals even though they went amateur when the FIS was the organizing body for the 1992 Olympic Speed Skiing Demonstrations, and returned to professional status after the Olympics.
One tenth of a second’s difference over 50 meters, the length of the speed trap, equals close to 18 mph; the possibility is inescapable that Miller was not the first to go over 100 mph on skis.
www.skiinghistory.org /speed.html   (292 words)

 Speed skiing in Les Arcs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arguably the most spectacular event in the winter sports calendar, the grand finale of the speed skiing season returns to its spiritual home in Les Arcs.
Speed skiing is also know by as KL or Kilomètre Lancé, a concise description of the sport which consists in traveling as fast as possible along a one kilometer stretch of piste, with the benefit of several hundred meters of near-vertical run-up.
Helmets, poles and suits are all designed with minimal air-resistance in mind, though both skis and skiers tend to be tall and heavy to ensure maximum momentum.
www.webscapades.com /blog/speedskiinginlesarcs.htm   (335 words)

 Adventure Handbook - Skiing (Speed)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Speed skiing is not a new sport, ever since man discovered that he could slide down on snow, competitions have been held in an attempt to establish who was fastest.
Flying on a cushion of air, speed skiing has been referred to as the fastest unpowered sport on earth and thus to keep it relatively safe numerous precautions have to be taken such as a gradual progression to the faster tracks, proper equipment and a high level of fitness (physical and mental).
Speed skis: These are available from various manufacturers, but are in limited supply.
www.adventurehandbook.com /index.cfm?sref=96   (908 words)

 The Tao of Skiing: Principle and Techniques
The pressure on the rear ski serves a dual purpose of maintaining the skier's balance and a mean to effect the pressure on the leading ski, thus changing the curvature of the turning path.
Slipping and skidding are inefficient because the friction they generated robs the speed of the skis; however, the speed in skiing is determined by how fast the skier travel [downhill] not that of the skis, when executed properly, their adverse effect may be negligible.
With such a technique of ski control, the idea of two separated skis starts to fade as they merge into one single variable ski that is operated by a single maneuvering pressure that is generated by the skier's coordinated mind and body.
www.taomartialarts.com /ski/ski_prin_tech.html   (2613 words)

 Art of Speed: Skiing All Summer Long   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Street skiing is not taking a pair of old skis out of the closet and getting dragged around behind a car (although it seems you can do that, too).
Street skiing is a lot like rollerblading, except you use regular ski boots and bindings and the specialized skis on your feet have wheels attached to them.
Douglas Lucht, the founder of Street Ski, the company that pioneered this weird hybrid between skating and skiing, also holds the sport's speed record: In 1998, to celebrate his 30th birthday, Lucht reached 63 mph on a public road in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
www.gawker.com /artofspeed/pages/016912.php   (227 words)

 Sports 123: Speed Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Speed Skiing is an extreme skiing sport on special prepared tracks.
The first competitions were held in 1930, and special equipment and better prepared slopes have made the velocities increase from just over 100 km/h till over 250 km/h on the fastest tracks nowadays.
Speed Skiing is governed by the Fédération Internationale de Ski, which was founded in 1924.
sports123.com /sps   (89 words)

 Tracie Max Sachs Speed Skiing
Tracie has been speed skiing for five years and is ranked number one in the world.
Speed skiing is the fastest non-motorized sport on earth.
Tracie's fastest speed achieved so far is 142.2 mph, or 227,850 km/h.
www.quickchick.com   (174 words)

 Speed of the Fastest Human, Skiing
Speed skiing is the fastest, most intense non-motorized sport in the world.
The skis are extra wide, weight 11 kg, and are about 240 cm long compared to 200 cm for recreational skiing.
According to the International Ski Federation (FIS), the starting point at the top of the hill must be chosen so that it will not produce speeds of over 63 m/s.
hypertextbook.com /facts/2000/IgorFridman.shtml   (357 words)

 Snow co : Press Release - Bad Weather may Foil Kiwis Speed Skiing Dream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
New Zealand speed skier, Chris Gebbie (National Park Village), is hoping for good weather heading into the last event of the season and his final chance this year to set a new Kiwi record.
Speed skiers Chris Gebbie (left) and Russell Baunton at the foot of the speed skiing track in Verbier, Switzerland.
Gebbie, competing in his third European speed skiing season, said the current New Zealand speed record of 209.80km/hr was set by Lisa Powell in 1992 on the world’s fastest speed skiing track in Les Arcs, France.
www.snow.co.nz /media/media_index.asp?pressReleaseKey=1784   (381 words)

 The Fastest Sport On Earth - CBS News
Both have held the record as world’s fastest man, and one, American Jeff Hamilton, is still the champion for the fastest crash in a non-motorized sport, at 151 miles and hour.
Skiing for speed is more like diving off a cliff than skiing: no turns, just vertical velocity, three-quarters of a mile in 15 seconds.
For the last 10 years or so, speed skiing has been “stuck” in the mid 150s.
www.cbsnews.com /track/rss/stories/2005/07/21/60II/main710777.shtml?CMP=OTC-RSSFeed&source=RSS&attr=60MinutesII_710777   (629 words)

 Tognar Toolworks Speed Skiing Tips from Jeff Hamilton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When Californian Jeff Hamilton set a speed skiing record of 150 mph in Vars, France, he went faster than a skydiver falling from a plane, and about 65mph faster than the highest speeds reached by downhill racers.
Jeff used 240cm Dynamic speed skis with graphite bases that he and his dad, Dick, had hand-tuned.
The first speed skiing contest, called the Kilometre Lance (Flying Kilometer) was held 65 years ago in St. Moritz, Switzerland...the winning speed was a whopping 66mph.
www.tognar.com /speed_tips_waxing_ski_snowboard.html   (463 words)

 Ski fads - Monoskiing, speed skiing and much more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A longer, broader ski is used for powder and a shorter, narrower ski for groomed snow.
You'll need a polyurethane coated polypropylene suit, an aerodynamic helmet and skis that are 240cm long, specifically made for speed skiing.
You'll need a lot of gear: your skis, a board, a boom and a short sail, as well as a harness, helmet, gloves and pads.
www.ifyouski.com /Gear/Fads   (415 words)

 New Zealand Speed Skiing Women's speed ranking
It shows results of all national races and all International best speeds from races recognised by Speed Ski New Zealand.
The cut off speed for this ranking is 100km/hr except for specially recognised results.
If you feel that you have been omitted from this list you will need to supply Speed Ski New Zealand Inc. with an official results sheet showing your result.
www.speedski.co.nz /speedranking_women.htm   (122 words)

 Franz Weber, Inc.
Franz Weber, Olympian, six-time consecutive World Speed Skiing Champion and former world record-holder, dominated the sport of speed skiing from 1980 to 1985 winning over eighty percent of the races he entered.
He retired as World Champion in 1985, but returned to the sport of speed skiing seven years later to compete in the 1992 Winter Olympics at Albertville, France where he clocked his fastest personal time or 138.112 mph/222.222 kph average speed.
He is the Director of Skiing at the Resort at Squaw Creek, an exclusive 130-million dollar luxury resort located at Squaw Valley, USA that is only minutes away from Lake Tahoe.
www.franzweber.com /franz_weber_biography.html   (615 words)

 WWJ: The Fastest Sport On Earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Speed skiing is the fastest sport on earth without an engine.
Egger is wearing the standard speed skiing gear: aerodynamic fairings on his boots and hard hand shells to keep the wind from slipping through his fingers.
Bienz also found something that seems to be limiting human ski speed.
wwjtv.com /rooney/sixtyminutes_story_203232434.html   (1284 words)

 Speed skiing champ heads for World Record
In Marc’s opinion, speed skiers reach their peak in their mid 30s, a fact borne out by many past world champions.
Marc’s favourite speed course is the world-class track at Les Arcs, France — he has already clocked 240 kph.
As is often the case in British skiing, Marc benefits from very little sponsorship.
www.natives.co.uk /news/2003/12/14sped.htm   (271 words)

 Ski & Snowboard Canada
The fastest speed skiers from around the globe will converge on Sun Peaks, BC, March 5 to 7, 2004, to compete for FIS World Cup Speed Skiing points as well as the coveted Velocity Challenge trophy.
This season will be the 15th year of this spectacular event, making it the longest running speed skiing race in the western hemisphere and the only FIS World Cup speed skiing event to be held in North America this season.
Racers reach speeds of up to 170 kmh and accelerate from 0 to 170 kmh in approximately eight seconds on the 300 metre, 50 degree course.
www.skicanada.org /snowonline/index.cfm?DSP=Article&Act=Detail&ArticleID=3036&IssueID=81   (368 words)

 Skiing GPS - speed, distance, route and heart rate measurement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Measuring and analyzing accurate skiing speed graph combined with the skier's heart rate graph and actual 3D-route was earlier a difficult or even impossible task.
In practise, this means that now skiers can compare whether other skier had better downhill speeds or if the skier wants to compare how much faster his/her friend is actually skiing on the steepest uphill, these kinds of comparisons are now possible with the FRWD Recorder.
Comparing how my speed and heart rate has changed in different laps is possible as well as comparing my performances with other team members.
www.skiinganalyser.com   (1131 words)

 BBC SPORT | OTHER SPORTS | Speed skiing record broken
Frenchman Philippe Goitschel has smashed the world speed skiing record, hurtling downhill at the Alpine resort of Les Arcs at a speed of 250.700 km/h (155.434 mph).
Goitschel previously won an Olympic silver medal for speed skiing during the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France.
Also during the competition, France's Karine Dubouchet beat her own world women's speed record by reaching 242.260km/h (150.201mph), some 8km per hour faster than her earlier record set three years ago.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/other_sports/1951484.stm   (190 words)

 SKIING - Speed Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Speed skiing, Ski de Vitesse, extreme snow sport, speedski racing, speedskiing, fastest non-motorized sport on Earth!
The Velocity Challenge Speed Skiing Festival - This is the weekend for the fastest non-motorized sport in the world - skiing downhill at speeds exceeding 110-miles per hour.
This is the weekend for the fastest non-motorized sport in the world - skiing downhill at speeds exceeding 110-miles per hour.
www.skiingsight.com /directory/speed-skiing.html   (279 words)

 Skiing speed water Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Trick skiing is judged by the difficulty of the...
But like any activity involving speed, water skiing carriesrisks, one of which is skiing in strong winds and rough water.
Water skiing is a cooperative venture between skier, observer and boat driver...
www.waterskiing.it /web_category_35.html   (280 words)

 Speed Skiing Returns to Colorado
These races will feature the purest and most extreme form of ski racing, as 90 competitors from 14 countries exercise their mastery of aerodynamics.
Riding 240 cm skis, wearing bullet-shaped helmets, rubberized suits, and wings behind their calves, these athletes will reach speeds up to 125 mph.
The Speed Skiing World Cup will visit America for the first time since 1991 and be the fastest event on this year's tour.
www.skiingmag.com /skiing/news/article/0,12910,322964,00.html   (358 words)

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