A DIRECT MEASURING METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE EDGING ANGLE AND THE GROUND REACTION FORCE IN ALPINE SKIING

  • Andreas Krueger
  • Jürgen Edelmann-Nusser
  • Peter Spitzenpfeil
  • Andreas Huber
  • Karl-Heinz Waibel
  • Kerstin Witte
Keywords: alpine skiing, technique training, inertial measurement system

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to clarify the advantages and disadvantages of a combined dynamic and body mounted kinematical measurement system in alpine skiing. A high profile former world cup athlete of the German national team performed a test-run equipped with a bilateral insole and an inertial measurement system. In particular the edging angle and the ground reaction force were of interest. The measured values were comparable to previous findings. The main benefit can be seen in the application in the training process for an enhanced objectified technique training. The weight and the mechanical characteristics of the measuring system may slightly affect an athlete adversely.
Published
2007-10-31