snowboards, this is because the surface area of the side-ways snowboarder is smaller, so it catches less air molecules.
I went to go get skis and snowboards.
They both go down on snow, and you stand on them!
They go faster because they have a longer bottom which means they have a greater contact with the ground. More contact means more friction. This is what makes them go faster than smaller snowboards.
skis are waxed to reduce the friction with the snow and therefore if there is less friction then the skis will go faster.
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.
the rules are you go and jump off a plane and then hijack a snowboard shop steal all of the snowboards and race down a hill
that depends. If you are Going down hill then in the air is faster.
Yes, skis WILL help you get downhill faster if there is snow. You need to know how steep the hill is to know how fast you will go. If you add some ski wax to the bottom of your skis, you will go extra fast.
First of all you need sharp skis. without sharp skis you can carve in the snow and you start sliding everywhere. You can test your skis by scraping your finger nail on the edge. if a little part of your nail comes off after sliding down with the slightest pressure you can tell it is sharp. also waxing makes skis go faster and i have heard that rubbing soap on the bases of your skis makes them go super fast, (but it leaves bubble's.) I hope this answers your question!
Longer skis Different wax Steeper slope Guts
Skis work by melting the snow under them so they go faster.