1Fakultet sporta i fizičkog vaspitanja, Niš 2Državni Univerzitet u Novom Pazaru, Departman za bio-hemijske i
medicinske nauke, Studijski program u oblasti sporta i fizičkog vaspitanja
CARVING SKIS – A BENEFIT OR A TREND?
KARVING SKIJA-BENIFICIJA ILI TREND?
Sport Mont 2011, IX(31-32-33), 227-232
The introduction of innovations in sport often is met with opposition from society,
or in other words, incomprehension from the supporters of previous premises, in terms of
understanding the new methods and the like. The manifestation of a certain dose of
resistance is most frequently done by voicing unsubstantiated criticism by means of the
media. We are primarily referring to the incomprehension of new methods and principles
of work, which leads to prejudice among poorly or insufficiently informed individuals.
This was the reason why, at first, during the 1990’s, a prejudice against carving skis was
born, which could confuse the inexperienced and uninformed, and should therefore be
clarified. Carving is much easier to learn than classic skiing. There is pleasure to be
gained from the very fact that carving skis, due to their structure, have no problem
entering and going through a turn, the ease of which can be seen in the relaxed body
posture during that time. The term “carving” refers to the shape of the skis, which
remind one of an hourglass shape. Depending on how far the tip and tail of the skis are
from the mid section of the skills, we can determine various carving ski types, from the
mildest to the most extreme, including: carving plus skis, all-round carving skis, classic
skis, turn skiing, telemark – free skiing.
carving, turn, force, angulations, centrifugal and centripetal force