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If you decide to become a skier, or if you live in the area where skiing requires, you need to know some details to help you choose the right skis. First of all we must remember that there are different kinds of skis. Professional ski made for athletes. They are different depending on the weight of the skier, skiing can be found for a particular snow conditions. It's easy and quite expensive skis. Amateur skiing easier, cheaper and simpler, but retain the essential characteristics of the professional. They are bought and novice athletes, those who are going to ride, and often a lot. Travel skis are designed for a leisurely stroll on the whole family groomed hiking trails.

There is a separate subspecies of skis – for adventure tourism. Travel Ski differ in width and quality of the material from which made. Sometimes on the sliding surface make incisions to ski do not slide too much in shock. Skiing for back-country – "advanced" ski travel, allowing for long passages on the hard snow and ice crust. They are wide and strong, with metal piping, little wear. There are serrated and without. Junior and children's skis are found in all of these types of skis.

Keep in mind that they are designed not only to size but also on the strength of a child or adolescent. Therefore, adult short stature can not buy them, they can simply break. Skis also differ depending on the style of skating. Skating style, as the name suggests, he came and speed skating and characterized by movements that are characteristic skaters. Skating skis are shorter and rigid, they have too low a blunt nose. When riding in a classic style ski run parallel to each other. They have, however, more sock long and sharp. In contrast to the skating skis, they are tough in the lengthwise direction, and not to twist. Ski to bend down to touch pads and snow. Depending on snow conditions, for which are skiing, they may have a different elasticity (weight deflection) and block lengths. Ski for soft snow softer, with a long shoe for hard – harder, respectively, and a short shoe. Cross-country skiing should be chosen depending on height, weight and riding style man. There is also a variation in price due to varying quality of the material. Typically, skating skis are selected according to the rule depending on the stiffness of skis to +5-10-15 cm increase in skier classic – +15-25 cm in height. Recently picked up skating skis and shorter. Ski-combi – a cross between a ridge and classical. They must choose, also averaging parameters: approximately +10-15 cm to the growth of the skier. See also: How to choose ski boots.