If you decide to become a skier, or if you live in areas where skis are needed, you need to know some details to help you choose the right skis. First of all we must remember that there are different kinds of skis. Professional skis are made for athletes. They are different depending on the weight of the skier, skiing can be found for a particular snow conditions. It's easy and quite expensive skis. Amateur skiing easier, cheaper and simpler, but retain the essential characteristics of professional.

Buy them athletes beginners and those who are going to ride often and over and over. Travel skis are designed for a leisurely stroll on the whole family prepared for skiing and hiking routes. There is a separate subspecies of skis – for adventure tourism. Travel Ski different width and quality of the material from which made. Sometimes on the sliding surface knurled to ski do not slide too much in shock. Skis for back country – "advanced" tourist skiing, allowing to make long passages on the hard snow crust.

They are broad and strong, with metal piping, little wear. There are a notch or without. Junior and children's skis are found in all of these types of skis. Keep in mind that they are designed not only to size but also by the child or adolescent. Therefore, adult short stature can not buy them, they can simply break. Skiing also differ depending on the style of skating. Skating style, as the name suggests, came and speed skating and characterized by the movements peculiar to skaters. Skating skis shorter and more rigid, they have understated blunt toe. When riding in a classic style ski run parallel to each other. They, on the contrary, the sock more long and sharp. Unlike skating skis, they are hard only in the longitudinal direction, rather than twisting. Ski must bend down to touch pads and snow. Depending on snow conditions, for which are skiing, they may have different elasticity (weight deflection) and block lengths. Ski for soft snow, softer, with a long socket for hard – harder, respectively, and with a short block. CrossCountry have choose depending on height, weight and riding style man. There is also a variation in price due to varying quality of the material. Usually skating skis are selected by the rule: depending on the stiffness of skis +5-10-15 cm to increase in skier classic – +15-25 cm to increase. Recently picked up skating skis and shorter. Ski-combi – a cross between a ridge and classical. Choose them should also averaging parameters: approximately +10-15 see an increase in skier. See also: How to choose shoes for cross country skiing.

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