Original FIS racing skis: Equipment for professional sports at XSPO
Original FIS racing skis are specially made for professional racing. They are based on the official specifications of the International Ski Federation.
Different racing skis according to official FIS guidelines
If you want to take part in alpine ski races, you need specially made racing skis. Unlike conventional race carvers, they are specially designed for professional racing. Therefore, they should only be used by experts who know how to handle these skis.
Competition skis must meet special specifications laid down by the FIS (Fédération International de Ski). These are prescribed lengths, the side widths under and in front of the binding, as well as the radius and maximum height. A distinction is made between the genders as well as the different disciplines. When you buy an original FIS racing ski from our online shop, you can be sure that it exactly meets these specifications.
Since there are different disciplines in ski racing, the skis must also be designed according to the requirements. The abbreviations SL and GS in the ski designations indicate the disciplines. SL stands for slalom, one of the oldest competitions in skiing. The gate distances are very short, so the skier has to make extremely fast changes of direction. Due to the strong waisting of the skis, particularly short radii are possible. The abbreviation GS stands for Giant Slalom. In this discipline, fewer gates have to be skied around than in slalom, so much higher speeds can be achieved. The ski is less waisted so that larger radii can be skied.
No matter which type of FIS racing ski you choose, you should always attach great importance to safety when practicing the sport. That's why at XSPO you will not only find high-quality brand-name skis made according to FIS guidelines, but also racing ski helmets, racing protectors and safe bindings for your skis.
- Racing skis made according to official FIS guidelines for competitions
- High-quality brand models for Giant Slalom and Slalom
- Worldcup models also available