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Influence of the ski side cut on vibrations in alpine skiing = Vpliv stranskega loka smuči na vibracije pri alpskem smučanju

Kugovnik O., Nemec B., Supej M., Čoh M., Influence of the ski side cut on vibrations in alpine skiing = Vpliv stranskega loka smuči na vibracije pri alpskem smučanju, Kinesiologia Slovenica, 2000, 6, 1, str. 47-50.

Abstract (English)
In the paper we studied the influence of the ski side cut on vibrations during the ski turn. Vibrations were measured using ground reaction force measuring system. In our tests we found out that the vibrations on skis with emphasized side cut are generally lower comparing to the skis with classical side cut. On the other hand, carving skis can provoke excessive vibration in the case of side skidding. We have explained this phenomena using a heuristic model of side skidding for carving skis. The model was verified with the measurements on the ski slope.