Understanding the properties of snow and how it changes and interacts with the skis will help you appreciate the special phenomena that occur at the triple point, where the solid, liquid, and vapor phases coexist. You'll learn about alpine, cross-country, and speed skiing techniques, wax performance, and you'll get scientific data that is not readily available on the technical specifications and performance of ski equipment. The new edition will include a chapter on biomechanics & physiology of skiing. Other chapters will be revised & brought up to date. The discussion of Alpine skiing will include an extensive discussion of the new "turning" skis.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 2004|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of Contents
Ch1 Introduction: At the Triple Point Ch2 Snow: The Playing Field Ch3 Equipment: Properties and Performance Ch4 Alpine Skiing Techniques Ch5 Interactive Dynamics of Alpine Maneuvers Ch6 High-Performance Skiing Ch7 Nordic Skiing Ch8 Adventure Skiing Ch9 Friction:Glide and Grab Ch10 Epilogue: Physics, Skiing, and the Future