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

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Q: Why skis have large area of contact with snow?
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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.


Why do skis have larger area of contact with snow?

larger area of contact will mean larger area for the pressure to spread. and less force will be exerted per unit area of the snow. hence the snow will remain intact underneath keeping the ground stable


Why are skis better than wheels for travelling in snow?

Weight is distributed over a larger area, so the skis tend not to sink into the snow as much as wheels would. If and when the skis do 'sink' (into powder, for example) their design makes it easier to guide them toward the surface of the snow. Also, the longer the skis, the faster you can travel on them.


How do skis reduce your pressure on snow?

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


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 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 snow skis work?

by gravity


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 not we skiers sink in the fresh snow?

We do not sink because the skis have a high surface area compared to our feet, therefore we would float on fresh snow.


Who invented snow skis?

Dave olcone


How are snow boards different then ski?

snowboards are differnet from skis because skis have 2 skis and a snowboard only has one thing that you stand on.

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