How Do Skiers Win Races?

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  • Published on:  2/10/2018
  • Winning an alpine skiing race can come down to a tiny margin, so the skiers have to make sure they prepare their skis just right!

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  • Lu Cyy
    Lu Cyy 4 months ago+1

    How Do Skiers Win Races?" By getting to the finish line first

  • kangourouuu1
    kangourouuu1 6 months ago

    If wax is what makes the difference of a few hundreds of a second, why do we need different skiers? 'cause, well, I guess that at that point, they are pretty much the same as far as skills go (excepting them having a bad day). No need to "prove who's the best" if it breaks down to hardware and luck. Let's just make a machine run and the best engineers/staff/whatever, that choose the best gear according to the conditions, will get the gold medal.

  • Adrian Contreras
    Adrian Contreras 6 months ago

    Nice delivery in this video

  • Dominik Ebner
    Dominik Ebner 7 months ago

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  • Skyler Hanson
    Skyler Hanson 7 months ago

    In the competitive racing world like the Olympics and the world cup ski racing wax is only a small portion of this all. It depends even more on a skiers edges. A metal edge on the side of a skis base. This is used to carve into the ice and accelerate the skier faster than the base would because of even less friction. And bases aren't just a right and piece of metal. They can be sharpened down to a degree to affect what angle they carve the snow at.

  • Craig A Perman
    Craig A Perman 7 months ago

    As a skier, I always wonder how long the wax actually stays on the ski considering a lot of abrasion is going on between the snow and the ski bottom. .

  • Valdagast
    Valdagast 7 months ago

    I think the main way to win is to be faster than the others.

  • KnighteyKnight
    KnighteyKnight 7 months ago

    Skiers win races by praying that their wax techs are the best and / or luckiest then? Misleading title. This episode is about how wax helps skiers win races, and not at all how the skiers help themselves win... assuming skiers don’t typically wax their own skis.

  • tinkmarshino
    tinkmarshino 7 months ago+1

    and here I thought it was just the one that got down the hill fastest with the least amount of mistakes like keeping low and staying off your edges below the gate and things like that.. But what the heck do i know..

  • gerald lucas
    gerald lucas 7 months ago

    Automobile time sector rough possible museum search accident long whole.

  • Jin Ngee Chia
    Jin Ngee Chia 7 months ago

    Wait till you get into cycling. This idea of marginal gains is mind-boggling.

  • phillip kalaveras
    phillip kalaveras 7 months ago

    By going faster than the other skiers?

  • king james488
    king james488 7 months ago

    just make everyone use candle wax...

  • Kev O
    Kev O 7 months ago

    Inaccurate and gauge leaving multiple variables so overall false. Very UGLY host! Thumbs down even though I love ski racing! Best sport!!!

  • xXxPanicXx
    xXxPanicXx 7 months ago

    what happens if you never brush your teeth

  • Dennis Pinsy
    Dennis Pinsy 7 months ago

    A little disappointed at the oversimplification... cause you know that whole mass and gravity for downhillers and not to mention... aerodynamics...

  • Joe GamingX
    Joe GamingX 7 months ago

    How is this trending....

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. Nobody 7 months ago

    Easy. By going faster than the other guys.

  • matt w
    matt w 7 months ago

    More videos with Olivia, please.

  • Sourav Goswami
    Sourav Goswami 7 months ago

    I like Olivia's videos... Her voice is awesome, and she looks awesome 💙