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speed skier click to hear : speed skier

Athlete who practices speed skiing; high-level speed skiers reach speeds of more than 240 km/h.
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speed ski click to hear : speed ski

Heavy and very long ski (up to 2.4 m) with a thick bottom; its edges are not very sharp to prevent them from catching at high speed and causing crashes.

handle click to hear : handle

Piece used to grip the pole; its streamlined shape ensures better air flow; the handle does not have a wrist strap.

pole click to hear : pole

Metal or composite fiber rod with a handle; the speed skier uses it for balance.

fairing click to hear : fairing

Piece of compressed foam that is slipped under the suit to improve air flow without causing air turbulence around the leg.

speed skiing suit click to hear : speed skiing suit

Skintight one-piece garment made of plastic-coated synthetic fibers to ensure optimal aerodynamics.

helmet click to hear : helmet

Rigid piece of equipment that protects the head; it also improves aerodynamics with its streamlined shape fitted to the skier’s head.