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Freestyle skiing Equipment and history

   

Equipment

   

History

Skis

Skis can be any length. For mogul skiing, the average length is 185cm for men and 175cm for women. For aerials, the standard ski length is 160cm The skis have a narrow width with slight side cut.

Ski poles

Used to aid the skier in accelerating, turning and maintaining balance.

Ski wear

In moguls the turning control is essential; the colour of the knee pad is often different from that of the ski suit. This draws the judge's attention to the skier's expertise.

Boots

Boots are standard ski boots, able to withstand the force of the landing.

Helmet

Made of hard plastic and used to protect the head and prevent potential head injuries in both aerials and moguls.