Best Answer

if by regular skis you mean downhill skis, then longjump skis are similar, but they are nearly twice as long and twice as wide-- the greater surface area makes the ski jumper accelerate faster, thereby allowing him to travel farther off of the jump

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

downhill skis are wider. They are wider at the ends than the middle, which makes turning easier. They have metal edges to help dig into the side of the mountain. The boots are taller, and MUCH stiffer, made of hard plastic. The bindings hold your heel in place as well as your toe.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago

The twin tip ski is used in trick skiing, where upon the user can take a jump and land backwards, skiing for long periods of time backwards. The single tip skis do not facilitate backwards skiing.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the difference between twin tip skis and regular skis?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the easiest trick on skis?

with twin tips = 180 with regular skis = lui kang or safety

Difference between twin turbo and bi turbo?

twin = two bi = two Answer: no difference

Are twin tip skis for use by the novice or just for the experienced skier.?

Twin tip skis are for the experienced skier. they tend to be much easier to use. also they help you control your movements better while on the water. Skis are meant for fun.

Will a regular twin comforter fit a XL twin bed?

Yes, the only difference is 5 inches. It will definitely fit.

Why are twin tip skis better for freestyle skiers?

you can go backwards

What is the difference between a twin bed and a twin x long bed?

Twin X long bed is 5" longer.

What is the difference between turbo and twin turbo?

Turbo = 1 turbo, Twin Turbo = 2 turbos

Can anyone identify a set of twin tip skis that are really light and cheap if possible?

There are several great options for you. Line makes a twin tip called the Mastermind, K2 has the new Press. Salmon make two twin tip skis the more freestyle oriented Threat and the all-mountain version the Knight. Volkl has a really great new ski called the Alley. These are all really nice, light weight twin tip skis that are all sub $350. Check out the link below to as they are offering free shipping on all 2011 twin tip skis right now.

What is the difference between double room and twin room in hotels?

A double room has one double bed. A twin room has two twin beds.

What is the difference between twin bedding and twin XL bedding?

Twin is bunk bed or small single. XL is also called a super single.

What are powder skis?

Powder skis are a special type of ski made for deep snow. They are typically much wider than a normal ski and also oftenly have "twin-tips".

What is difference between youth and twin size bed?

Youth: 39 x 75 Twin: 39 x 80