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Stabalising outriggers for skis
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No, it's not a Russian surname, it's the latest way to learn to ski!

Skis are fitted with two smaller outriggers on flexible sprung arms at either side. This eliminates the risk of falling sideways and gives you much more edge when cornering for greater stability!

The outriggers also push through the base of the stabalisers when full weight is applied to dig in to the snow and provide an emergency braking system for inexperienced ski-ers. Simply lean all the way over on one side to come to a complete halt.

the_knights_of_ni, Sep 26 2003

outrigger skis https://en.wikipedi.../wiki/Outrigger_ski
Not just for para-skiers [a1, Sep 26 2023]


       Everything about this idea sounds like something that's going to make you more likely to fall over
hippo, Sep 26 2023

       [hippo], I think you’re right that as described, this idea wouldn’t work. But outrigger skis do exist in a different form (link) and may be used in a way similar to what [the_knights_of_ni] had in mind.
a1, Sep 26 2023

       [a1] Yes, that kind of outrigger ski, on a pole which you hold in your hand, looks like a great idea: much less likely to result in death or serious injury and possibly helpful for learner skiers as well as para-skiers
hippo, Sep 26 2023

       // great idea ...
less likely to result in death or serious injury //

       [8th] would find conflict there.
a1, Sep 26 2023

       I have visions of [the_knights_of_ni] inexplicably vanishing during the first test run, and then being discovered 20 years later buried upside-down in a snowdrift, because the outriggers start to protrude, due to global warming.
pocmloc, Sep 27 2023


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