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If you have been skiing for a while and you want to get skis appropriate for your skill level this guide can lead you in the right direction. As you are no longer a beginner, and you ski wi...
If you are a beginner skier and ready to purchase your first pair of skis then here is a guide to lead you in the right direction. To keep things simple, we will help you identify what type...
Carving skis for slalom and racing on the piste
Carving skis are also called piste skis since you can use them for most disciplines on the slopes. Some carving skis are quite advanced, while others are easier to use. Piste skis are designed for stability at high speeds, however, they can be challenging to manoeuvre. Because of that, they are best suited for advanced and expert skiers. These type of race skis are also used on a professional level, for example at the world cup.
The piste ski is a true carving ski
The piste ski is often built as a carving ski with a narrow waist and a wider front. At the same time, it comes with a stiff construction to provide stability. Even though piste skis are manufactured for the compact snow on the slopes, a few of the new models have a slightly different construction, making them a bit easier to use in off-piste conditions as well. However, only advanced skiers should try this out, as it can be quite difficult.