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They spread your weight over a larger area then just your feet

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What is the difference between cross country skis and downhill poles?

Cross country skis are are much wider, intended to reduce ground pressure. Downhill skis are narrower, to reduced resistance, and intended more for packed snow.


Why are ski's waxed?

skis are waxed to reduce the friction with the snow and therefore if there is less friction then the skis will go faster.


What effect does ski wax do on skis and what force does it reduce?

Ski wax lets the skis glide over snow.


How do skiers reduce friction?

Friction between skis and snow may be reduced by waxing the skis. Air friction is reduced by tucking the body into a streamlined position.


Why skis have large area of contact with snow?

To distribute the mass of the skier and thus reduce frictional drag.


How do you reduce sinking into the snow?

Spread the weight over a larger area. For a human: snow shoes, skis For a vehicle: bigger wheels, treads


How does ski wax affect the speed of skis?

Wax to make it simple is slippery, this when placed on the skis reduces the friction between the snow and the skis, (yes there is some friction between skis and snow). The less friction, the faster your skis can glide across the snow, and the faster you go.


How do you make skis on alchemy classic?

Snow + Ancient Footware = Skis


How snow skis work?

by gravity


Why should skis have a large surface area?

I believe it has something to do with the large surface area resulting in lower pressure on the snow (or whatever your skiing on, if not snow) so you don't fall into the snow.


How does using snow skis or snow shoes enable a person to ski or walk on soft snow?

Skis and snowshoes spread a person's weight out so that they do not sink.


Why do skis have a larger surface area?

The larger the surface area the more pressure can be spread out, therefore it is less likely to fall through the snow. As pressure = f / a.

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