Everything you ever wanted to know about Freestyle (probably)
What are the Freestyle Disciplines?
Freestyle skiing is a judged sport with five “disciplines” – Moguls, Dual Moguls, Aerials, Half- Pipe and Skier-cross. Additionally, Big Air and Freeride have been incorporated into Freestyle training and competitions.
What is the Half Pipe?
Athletes perform as many “hits” (aerial tricks) from wall to wall of the half pipe as they can. They are judged on height of air, style of tricks and landing.
What is Slopestyle?
A slopestyle course consists of various terrain park features – such as jumps, rails and boxes. In competition, athletes make their way down the course taking advantage of all the features to display their big air and technical tricks.
What are twin-tips?
Twin tips are skis that are curved both in the tip and tail – unlike conventional skis which are only curved at the tip. The reason rider’s use twin-tips is to help landing switch (backwards). The Salomon 1080 was the first twin tip ski and truly revolutionised the sport. Now almost every ski manufacturer has a (or a range) of twin tip skis.