Lift mechanics of downhill skiing and snowboarding.

  title={Lift mechanics of downhill skiing and snowboarding.},
  author={Qianhong Wu and Yesim Igci and Yiannis Andreopoulos and Sheldon Weinbaum},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={38 6},
PURPOSE This study is conducted to develop a simplified mathematical model to describe the lift mechanics of downhill skiing and snowboarding, where the lift contributions due to both the transiently trapped air and the compressed solid phase (snow crystals) are determined. To our knowledge, this is the first time that anyone has attempted to realistically estimate the relative contribution of the transiently trapped air to the total lift in skiing and snowboarding. METHODS The model uses… CONTINUE READING
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