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What does GS mean in skis?

What does GS mean in skis?

Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom, or GS skis, are skied longer than SL skis.

How fast is GS skiing?

Although giant slalom is not the fastest event in skiing, on average a well-trained racer may reach average speeds of 40 km/h (25 mph).

Who won giant slalom men?

Marco Odermatt
Marco Odermatt of Switzerland won the event. Žan Kranjec of Slovenia won the silver medal, and Mathieu Faivre of France bronze. For all of them, they got their first Olympic medals. Marcel Hirscher, the 2018 champion, retired from competitions.

What size GS ski?

NON-FIS Race Ski Sizing Guidelines

Racer Weight Pounds Racer Weight Kilograms Giant Slalom (GS) Ski Length (cm)
50-60 23-27
60-70 27-32 130-140
70-80 32-36 135-145
80-90 36-41 140-150

Can you use GS skis for slalom?

GS skis. Giant slalom skis (short: GS skis), often referred to race carvers or just race skis, are made for long radius turns on freshly prepared runs or race courses. They’re at home on hard-pack snow. Classic GS skis are stiffer and narrower than other types of skis and feature less sidecut.

How fast is an Olympic super-G?

I thought so, too – especially after I learned just how fast these speed demons actually fly. According to the official Olympics website, downhill skiers reach speeds of about 80 mph, although they can travel up to 100 mph depending on the course. However, they don’t always maintain that speed throughout the run.

Is downhill or super-G harder?

It’s somewhat tougher, because it involves constant turning. There is less or no straight areas to traverse throughout the course, compared to downhill, wherein the course usually involves one or two straight sections. These sections are the places where the skiers actually do some gliding.

Who won men’s super-G 2022?

Matthias Mayer of
Matthias Mayer of Austria defended his 2018 title. Ryan Cochran-Siegle of the United States won the silver medal, and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway won bronze….Alpine skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Men’s super-G.

Men’s Super-G
Base elevation 1,285 m (4,216 ft)

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