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Winter Sport Equipment

Ski equipment

For added power und protection

For your personal best

Steep slopes, icy bends, and even more power – one thing is obvious: alpine skiing demands a lot from you and your skiing equipment. In addition to jumps of up to several meters, bends, and gliding phases, it’s mainly speed that makes this winter sport so tempting. But the more impressive the speed rush, the more dangerous it can be for your health. Top athletes reach speeds of up to 150 km/h. For success on the slopes, you need a refined skiing technique, courage, a lot of strength, and the right equipment. Find out why skiing equipment is so important and how Bauerfeind products can help you reach your full potential.

Why is skiing equipment important?

Never before has the material been as perfect as it is now. The skis, in particular, enable hobby skiers to reach huge speeds that push their physical limits. Some sports physicians believe that skiers often overestimate their own skills because of the safety equipment including helmet and back protection. The carving ski technique, for example, has led to a steep increase in severe knee injuries over the past few years. We will show you the right skiing equipment to protect your health and increase your performance.

But a note in advance: to prevent injuries and sore muscles, classic skiing gymnastics exercises remain an important factor when preparing for the season, despite excellent equipment. You have to prepare your muscles and ligaments for the upcoming strain. With the right skiing equipment and supported by Bauerfeind Sports products, you will be powerful on the course.

What do you need for skiing?

The skiing equipment has a key influence on your comfort, safety, and enjoyment while skiing. Your ski clothes are meant to keep you warm, ensure maximum freedom of movement, increase visibility on the slopes, and should be breathable. Here, the layer system works very well: the ski underwear is the first layer, followed by breathable outer clothing and water repellent ski pants as well as a ski jacket as the outermost layer.

The helmet – not an option but a clear must

Whether you fall or collide with another skier, the helmet is part of today’s standard equipment. For Alpine skiing, it’s best if the helmet is extremely lightweight, has an ergonomic shape, and is streamlined for high-speed downhill runs. Suitable helmets comply with FIS requirements and the EN 1077 A standard. About ten percent of skiing injuries are head injuries. Concussion and trauma are the consequences of falling or colliding without a helmet. Severe head injuries, such as a fractured skull, are usually only caused when skiers are not wearing a helmet.

Ski goggles – ensure that the helmet and the goggles form a unit

When you’re speeding downhill, it’s all up to your reflexes: each fraction of a second counts. Perfect visibility is therefore a basic requirement for your success – and your safety. The helmet and goggles should form a unit. So take your helmet when you go to buy the goggles at a specialist retailer. Spherically shaped lenses offer you a wide field of vision. With models set up for changeable lenses, you can select the suitable level of brightness in any weather. Photochromatic lenses are even better. They automatically adjust to the light conditions.

Ski boots – find the right size for you

Ski boots are the connection between the skier and the skis. A common mistake: buying ski boots in sizes that are too big. The problem: if the boots are too big, they don’t provide support. For the perfect implementation of your own technique and a sporty style, the ski boots must be “spot on” and transfer every movement of your feet. The inner shoes should not be too thick, and the shell should be as close to the foot as possible. Some skiers find very tight-fitting boots uncomfortable. Therefore, everyone should find his/her own ideal compromise of comfort and function.

What can Bauerfeind do for you? Products for more power & control

The risk and severity of injuries on the ski slopes can be limited. A proper warm-up should be a matter of course. And together with the classic equipment, the Bauerfeind products will help you to prevent injuries and sore muscles, and to reach your full potential. Following advice during skiing will clear your way to more power and fewer injuries.

The knee: improving movement control with the Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support

It is most often the skiers’ knees that are injured. About one third of all injuries during a skiing season concern the knee joint. An injury of the anterior cruciate ligament is particularly common during falls or the attempt to prevent a fall. What happens? The lower leg and the thigh twist against each other. This can also lead to severe muscle injuries. The Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support will protect your knee during exercise. The Sports Knee Support improves movement control using gentle compression, and prevents excessive strain. Just see the product as part of your skiing equipment.

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Assisting your back with the Bauerfeind Sports Back Support

This helpful sports support for your back massages and stimulates the muscles and fasciae. The Bauerfeind Back Support is an effective protection against excessive strain and back pain. Find out how the Bauerfeind Sports Back Support can improve your back muscles and posture.

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Thigh muscles: improving oxygen supply with Bauerfeind Sports Compression Sleeves Upper Leg

Breathable and temperature-regulating – Bauerfeind Upper Leg Sleeves strengthen your thigh muscles, ensuring more power. Regulated compression activates the blood flow, resulting in better oxygen supply to the muscles. Find out more about the advantages of Bauerfeind Sports Compression Sleeves Upper Leg. They ensure increased muscle performance to prevent injuries and sore muscles.

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Push your calf muscles with Ski Compression Socks

Give your calf muscles a good push and secure more free energy reserves on long downhill runs with our Ski Alpine Compression Socks und Ski Touring Compression Socks. We have summarised the role our Targeted Compression Zones play in this and why our ski socks are particularly comfortable on our page.

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Avoid sore calf muscles

There are typical aches and pains that every skier knows from experience and calf muscle soreness is one of them. You can avoid them with the help of training and calf cuffs.

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