Alpine Ski - The Most Important Products at XSPO
The term alpine skiing is usually understood as skiing for the general public. Alpine skiing, on the other hand, often refers to competitive alpine sports.
Skis, boots, poles - The equipment for enthusiastic athletes
Enjoy endless wide slopes, freshly groomed pistes and ice-cold air: Whether newcomer or professional - every skier depends on highly functional and technical sports equipment in winter to be able to safely ski the respective slopes even at high speeds. The ski is the most important element here. Currently, skis are divided into different categories: Race Ski, Sport Performance Ski (also called Sport Carver), All Mountain Ski, Freeride Ski, Freestyle and Pipe and Park Ski. Race skis are for those who love particularly fast descents, All Mountain are classic skis for a range of conditions. Sport Carvers are suitable for medium to high speed and give the athlete a fantastic turn feeling. Freeride skis are for those who love to ski in high snow off-piste. Freestyle and Pipe & Park skis are perfect for off-piste skiing and fun parks. For all ski disciplines, you should also check that the edges of the skis are sharpened and that there is a waxed base before skiing. These two factors influence the skiing experience immensely, because:
A waxed base ensures a smooth descent, while sharpened edges support turn control. Both can be checked and adjusted at almost any ski resort. With service products such as those from Toko or Swix, this can also be easily done yourself.
In addition to alpine skis, the right ski accessories adapted to the respective ski discipline and your own skills are also essential.
Ski boots for a secure grip
Another essential piece of equipment is the right boots. The right ski boots ensure a secure grip even at high speeds and connect the skier with the skis. It is important that the boot is not too big, otherwise the transmission of power from the body to the ski does not work optimally. Also, the flex - that is, the resistance of the boot shaft - must be optimal for the respective driver, so that the pressure from the skier can be transferred to the ski in the best possible way. XSPO's extensive selection includes models for adult riders as well as products for children of all skill levels.
Suitable ski poles for balance and complex movements
Also necessary for alpine skiing are suitable ski poles: The length of the appropriate ski pole should be about 70% of the body size. The poles serve the athlete to maintain an ideal balance over the ski. In addition, the loops should be adjustable and release the hands in case of a fall. The poles for children as well as for ladies usually have thinner handles as well as a narrower tube.
Discover a wide range of brands for beginners and advanced skiers in XSPO's online store - with free shipping from 100€
For beginners and advanced skiers as well as classic skiers and adrenaline junkies who love fast speeds, XSPO has a comprehensive low-priced assortment ready. An advantage of the search in the online store is the filter function: With the help of this you can make the results in the respective category even more specific. For example, select your gender, your riding ability and your preferred terrain. You'll get a list of results that is tailored to your needs. We wish you a lot of fun in our online store!
- Alpine skiing athletes need adapted equipment
- The ski boots must be optimally adapted to the foot length and foot width of the athlete
- The length of the ski poles is about 70% of the body height
- In addition to unisex, we also offer special women's or children's skis