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Skiing Is Safer Than Ever Before

March 30, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 138

Skiing is as safe as any other sport only if the basic safety rules are followed and proper safety equipments are used. Usage of ski helmets, boots and poles have significantly minimized the injuries. All the professional coaches and ski instructors teach and continually advocate safe practices on the slopes.

Just twenty five years ago, skis used to be as long as a person in length. That have changed significantly over time and today skis are shorter providing better control and ease of move to the rider. Also, there is a huge difference in the shape of the skis then and now. Earlier, skis used to be long and straight-sided. However, today's skis have a parabolic curve on all of its edges to make turning easier and smoother. Ski boots we find now are higher on the calf and are designed to offer a close fitting to your leg.

Skis have also improved technically. Automatic brakes have replaced the old safety track and they stop the ski when they are released from the boots. Also, the bindings have undergone a huge revolution. They now come with adjustable ski release mechanism that can be set depending upon the skill of the skier. The bindings of a novice speaker will release easily as compared to those of experts thereby completely eliminating the chances of any serious injury.

One of the major differences that skiers can experience in the recent years is the advent of ski helmets. Today you can find almost countless number of choices for ski helmets. They are relatively tougher, stronger, durable, lightweight and most importantly inexpensive. They are so advanced that they can save lives, prevent serious injuries and offer many other benefits as well.

In addition to manufacturing of many durable and affordable helmets, the government is also promoting the use of ski helmets. Several programs and campaigns are made by government of almost all countries in order to encourage the use of ski helmets, especially by young children. All ski instructors have made it mandatory for kids to wear helmets during the practice sessions in order to promote its usage and reduce the chances of injury. The results of the efforts are clearly seen. The increase in usage of helmets in the past five years is notable.

Ski helmets have many other advantages that are seldom mentioned. They are warm and help in keeping your head and ears warm even on the coldest of days. Anyone who has spent a day on the snowy slopes without a helmet will realize the importance of it.

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