INFLUENCE OF KINEMATIC VARIABLES OF DIFFERENT TRAJECTORIES ON RACING TIME AND VELOCITY IN ALPINE GIANT SLALOM

  • Robin Roithner
  • Federico Formenti
Keywords: kinematics, alpine skiing, giant slalom, trajectories

Abstract

During the last five years, materials and techniques used in alpine giant slalom have changed drastically and influenced the trajectories chosen by the racers. Different trajectories influence racing lime and velocity (NACHBAUER AND RAUCH, 1991) and mathematical models describe optimal trajectories (REINISCH, 1991). The aim of this study was to determine the influence of different trajectories on racing time and velocity in field measurements.