SECURITY OF RUNNING OF COMPETETIVE COURSE IN ALPINE SKIING ACCORDING TO ITS GEOMETRY OF SETTING

  • P. Aschenbrenner
  • W. Erdmann
Keywords: alpine skiing, security, incidents, course, geometry

Abstract

In alpine ski disciplines there are plenty of incidents. Sometimes up to 40 % of competitors do not finish the run. The reasons are wrong preparation of skiers and wrong tactics of running. But there are also some errors in setting of gates of a course. The aim of this paper is to present some examples of those errors. One of them is a long intergate distances with small angles of deviation where skier achieves high velocity and just after that a big angle of deviation of a course with small intergate distance. The other is positioning of one gate above a downcast and the other just below a downcast. In Kvitfjel 2007 up to 10 skiers ran off the track in such a configuration.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities