Department for Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics





Relations among performance quality (DW), ground reaction forces, acceleration and turn radii in men WC slalom races

Supej M., Kugovnik O., Nemec B., Relations among performance quality (DW), ground reaction forces, acceleration and turn radii in men WC slalom races, 4th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology "Science and Profession - Challenge for the Future", Opatija, Croatia, September 7-11, 2005, Science and profession - challenge for the future : proceedings book, 2005, str. 829-832.

Abstract (English)
Three independent 3D kinematical measurements have been performed on the SL WC cup races in Kranjska Gora. All together 45 runs have been included in the investigation of relations among the performance quality - differential specific mechanical energy, turn radii, accelerations and ground reaction forces. It has turned out that the last three parameters strongly depend on the course setup, configuration of the terrain, snow basis and skier's kinetic energy. Their usage to determine the general skier's performance is limited only to special cases. Several contradictions to the common experts' knowledge have been proven.