Four Track Skiing - Testing Balance, Leg Strength, And Stability
Four track skiing is stand up skiing using two skis with two hand-held outriggers for balance.
In addition, students may use a variety of other stabilizing equipment.
It provides student with four-points of contact with the snow. It is also designed for those with leg strength and/or stability issues.
So, anyone who has those issues should try four track skiing.
Adaptive Skiing: Coaching Fundamentals for Four-Track Skiers
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Skiing - Aid To Recovery
People with these impairments might use four track skiing:
- cerebral palsy
- multiple sclerosis
- spinal cord injury
- muscular dystrophy
- spina bifida
Outriggers are metal elbow crutches with the tip section of a ski pivoted on the bottom of the crutch.
Some outriggers have adjustable brakes attached to the back edge of the ski to give some speed control.
Outriggers are used to aid balance and/or to give support. Outriggers are used by mono-skiers, bi-skiers and standing skiers needing aid with balance.