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  • slalom
  • There are usually three events in water ski tournaments: slalom, jumping, and trick riding. (infoplease.com)
  • They have tutorials that will teach you how to get started water skiing , how to get up on two skis , how to stay up on two skis , how to go over the wake , and how to get up on a slalom ski . (iastate.edu)
  • Alpine skiing disciplines include combined, downhill, slalom, giant slalom, Super-G, and Para-alpine there are also combined events that include two event. (wikipedia.org)
  • One run of each even like one run of Super-G and one run of Slalom skiing this is called a Super Combined. (wikipedia.org)
  • The word "slalom" is from the Morgedal/Seljord dialect of Norwegian slalåm: "sla," meaning slightly inclining hillside, and "låm," meaning track after skis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 1866 "ski race" in Oslo was a combined cross-country, jumping and slalom competition. (wikipedia.org)
  • The rules for the modern slalom were developed by Arnold Lunn in 1922 for the British National Ski Championships, and adopted for alpine skiing at the 1936 Winter Olympics. (wikipedia.org)
  • With the innovation of shaped skis around the turn of the 21st century, equipment used for slalom in international competition changed drastically. (wikipedia.org)
  • Over concern for the safety of athletes, the FIS began to set minimum ski lengths for international slalom competition. (wikipedia.org)
  • jump skis, for example, are longer than skis used in regular straight-line recreational skiing or competitive slalom and trick skiing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Marilyn Cochran Brown (born 1950) - member of the U.S. Ski Team (1967-74), 1969 World Cup giant slalom champion, 1970 World Championship bronze medalist in the combined, member of the 1972 US Olympic and 1974 World Championship teams, was three-time U.S. national champion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Her son Roger Brown was also a member of the U.S. Ski Team for two years after graduating with an engineering degree from Dartmouth ('04), where he was NCAA slalom champion in 2002 and a three-time All-American. (wikipedia.org)
  • slopes
  • Italians not only rise late to ski, enabling more punctual nationalities to enjoy the slopes to themselves in the morning, but they attach little importance to breakfast. (latimes.com)
  • The next generation of Cochrans has continued the racing tradition, placing six family members on the U.S. Ski Team, while Cochran's Ski Area has grown into a local winter recreation area with three lifts and eight slopes attracting a loyal contingent of children and families from around Vermont. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gordon T. "Mickey" Cochran (1924-1998) - An athlete, a soldier, an engineer, and a teacher all rolled into one, Mickey's talents added up to genius on the ski slopes. (wikipedia.org)
  • jumps
  • Aerialists ski off 2-4 meter jumps, that propel them up to 6 meters in the air (which can be up to 20 meters above the landing height, given the landing slope). (wikipedia.org)
  • uphill
  • Equipment used in skiing includes: Skis, which may have skins applied or be textured for uphill traction or wax applied for minimizing sliding friction. (wikipedia.org)
  • To perform an uphill turn one does the side slip method, but instead of shifting their weight over their skidding ski, they turn their skis upwards, which will cause them to stop. (wikipedia.org)
  • maneuvers
  • 11. On a gentle slope, demonstrate some of the beginning maneuvers learned in skiing. (meritbadge.org)
  • Aerialists train for their jumping maneuvers during the summer months by skiing on specially constructed water ramps and landing in a large swimming pool. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1987
  • The world's first commercial indoor ski slope operated from 1987 to 2005 at Mount Thebarton, in Adelaide, South Australia. (wikipedia.org)
  • barefoot
  • Barefoot water skiing originated in Winter Haven, Florida. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the Water Ski Hall of Fame, and witnesses of the event, 17-year-old A.G. Hancock became the first person ever to barefoot water ski in 1947. (wikipedia.org)
  • Throughout the 1950s, additional barefoot starting techniques were invented including the two-ski jump out, the beach start (invented by Ken Tibado in 1955), and the deep water start (invented by Joe Cash in 1958). (wikipedia.org)
  • The tumble-turn maneuver was 'invented' by accident during a double barefoot routine in 1960 when Terry Vance fell onto his back during a step-off and partner Don Thomson (still on his skis) spun him around forward, enabling Vance to regain a standing posture. (wikipedia.org)
  • powder
  • Travelers may base their entire holiday on skiing, sometimes in search of the perfect powder snow, sometimes simply for the mountain air, most in search of that moment of euphoria that only skiing can provide. (wikitravel.org)
  • Modern alpine skis are shaped to enable carve turning, and have evolved significantly since the 1980s, such as, Powder skis, Freestyle skis, All-Mountain skis, Kids skis and more. (wikipedia.org)
  • Powder skis are usually used when there is a large amount of fresh snow. (wikipedia.org)
  • All Mountain skis are built to do a little bit of everything, they can be used in fresh snow (powder) or used when skiing groomers. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1950s
  • In the early 1950s, when cross-country skiing started to evolve to a serious competition sport, the necessity for good summer training grew. (wikipedia.org)
  • Aerial skiing was popularized in the 1950s by Olympic gold medalist Stein Eriksen. (wikipedia.org)
  • However at least one prior cable skiing facility was in operation in Helsinki during the 1950s, and it was claimed to be the first in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • recreational
  • A senior examiner and the head of education for the western division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Fellows is at the top of the recreational-skiing food chain: He's so good, he instructs instructors. (fastcompany.com)
  • Water skiing can take place on any type of water - such as a river, lake, or ocean - but calmer waters are ideal for recreational skiing. (wikipedia.org)
  • In recreational water skiing, the type of ski, length of tow rope, and speed of the boat vary with individual taste. (infoplease.com)
  • Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow. (wikipedia.org)
  • trails
  • On my first day of skiing in Cervinia, sheets of snow raced sideways across the mountain and blanketed the piste (trails) in white. (latimes.com)
  • The inventors of modern skiing classified their trails according to their difficulty. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2000
  • Ski ballet (later renamed acroski) was a competitive discipline until the International Ski Federation ceased all formal competition of this event after 2000. (wikipedia.org)
  • competitions
  • The Italian, Russian, Norwegian, Swedish, German and French rollers have been very strong in competitions compared to other nations since the beginning of competitive roller skiing. (wikipedia.org)
  • The International Ski Federation (FIS) recognized freestyle skiing as a sport in 1979 and brought in new regulations regarding certification of athletes and jump techniques in an effort to curb the dangerous elements of the competitions. (wikipedia.org)
  • smoothly
  • Finally I asked my guide, Claudio, how he manages to ski so smoothly when he can't see where he is going. (latimes.com)
  • sport
  • Water skiing (also waterskiing or water-skiing ) is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water , skimming the surface on two skis or one ski. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sport requires sufficient area on a smooth stretch of water, one or two skis, a tow boat with tow rope, three people (depending on state boating laws), and a personal flotation device . (wikipedia.org)
  • Until the mid-19th century skiing was primarily used for transport, and since then has become a recreation and sport. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cross-country: The sport encompasses a variety of formats for cross-country skiing races over courses of varying lengths. (wikipedia.org)
  • Yak skiing is a sport practiced in the Indian hill resort of Manali, Himachal Pradesh as a tourist attraction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Night skiing is the sport of skiing or snowboarding after sundown, offered at many ski resorts and mountains. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was a demonstration sport in freestyle skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. (wikipedia.org)
  • First created as a summer training exercise, roller skiing has now grown into a competitive sport in its own right. (wikipedia.org)
  • The growth of the roller ski sport attracted the notice of the International Ski Federation, or FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski). (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1992, the FIS recognized roller skiing as a sport distinct from cross-country skiing. (wikipedia.org)
  • glide
  • 14. On a cross-country trail, demonstrate effective propulsion by showing proper weight transfer from ski to ski, pole timing, rhythm, flow and glide. (meritbadge.org)
  • rope
  • Handles and ropes - Normally a handled rope is used but may be optionally replaced with a ski boom (see below). (wikipedia.org)
  • International Orienteeri
  • It also encompasses cross-country ski marathon events, sanctioned by the Worldloppet Ski Federation, and cross-country ski orienteering events, sanctioned by the International Orienteering Federation, and biathlon a combination of cross-country and shooting. (wikipedia.org)
  • heel
  • Oftentimes the heel is attached to the front of the binding by a hinged cable, which holds the ski boot firmly in the binding. (wikipedia.org)
  • water
  • This article is about water-borne skiing. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are water ski participants around the world, in Asia and Australia, Europe , Africa , and the Americas . (wikipedia.org)
  • they are in a cannonball position with their legs tucked into their chest, with skis pointing towards the sky and approximately 30 cm (0.98 ft) of the ski out of the water. (wikipedia.org)
  • There should be a 60-metre-wide (200 ft) skiing space and the water should be at least 1.5 to 1.8 metres (5 to 6 ft) deep. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Water Ski Union (founded 1949) sponsors biennial international tournaments. (infoplease.com)
  • water skiing is my favorite hobby. (iastate.edu)
  • In the summer, I water ski at Lake Panorama in Panora, IA. (iastate.edu)
  • If you want to learn how to water ski, water-skiing.org is the best place. (iastate.edu)
  • A water ramp consists of a wooden ramp covered with a special plastic mat that when lubricated with sprinklers allows an athlete to ski down the ramp towards a jump. (wikipedia.org)
  • This makes for a different feel than when riding behind a boat, whether wakeboarding or water skiing. (wikipedia.org)
  • A cableway with a main cable 800 metres long operated at 19 mph (31 km/h) makes 38.8 rounds in one hour (456 miles per day if used round the clock) and the users get 19 miles (31 km) of water skiing or wake boarding in that hour. (wikipedia.org)
  • The modern cable skiing system was invented by a German engineer Bruno Rixen, who built his first water ski cableway on a lake in Bordesholm, Germany, in 1959[citation needed]. (wikipedia.org)
  • One spot in Germany, Langenfeld, has four cableway systems and the highest water skiing and wakeboarding capacity in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • World Cup
  • The first World Games were held in The Hague in 1993, and the first World Cup roller ski races later in the same year. (wikipedia.org)
  • trick ski
  • A trick ski is around 40 inches and wider than combo skis. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1961, Randy Rabe became the first backward barefooter by stepping off a trick ski backwards, a maneuver Dick Pope had first tried in 1950 but vowed never to try again after a painful fall. (wikipedia.org)
  • shorter
  • The downside of the shorter skis was that athletes found that recoveries were more difficult with a smaller platform underfoot. (wikipedia.org)
  • equipment
  • 4. Show your ability to select, use, and repair, if necessary, the correct equipment for ski touring in safety and comfort. (meritbadge.org)
  • Equipment required includes a ski helmet, ski goggles, and gloves all to protect against the trees and underbrush. (wikipedia.org)
  • edges
  • I have found that the technique for x-country skiing bears no resemblance to ski-mountaineering on wider skis with edges and skins, and some of us have picked it up better than others. (sterling-adventures.co.uk)
  • Winter Olympics
  • In addition to raising four children who competed in the Winter Olympics, Ginny managed the ski area until her death in 2005 at age 76. (wikipedia.org)