Essays Tagged: "skis"

Types of Skiing

ki poles to pick up speed at the start and for balance when they take turns. They try to keep there skis as close as possible to the snow. As he leaves the starting gate he activates an automatic timi ... The course ranges from about 1 and a half to 3 miles long. The fastest recorded speed for a man on skis is 129.827 miles per hour. The fastest recorded speed for a woman is 124.759 miles per hour. Bo ...

(14 pages) 72 0 4.1 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

History of Snowmobiles

rothers flew their plane. This"snowmobile" was actually a large machine like a steam locomotive withskis. This machine didn't turn by it's self but needed several dogs and men toturn it around. Snowmo ... obile.Then in 1922, in a farm region in lower Quebec, a fifteen year oldcombined an engine and some skis, making a snowmobile that was run bytwo people, one steering and another running the engine. Hi ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

Bearings are the invisible heroes inside many mechanical devices. Learn about all different kinds of bearings, including 5-foot ball bearings that keep buildings on solid footing!

oll better than they slide. The wheels on your car are like big bearings. If you had something like skis instead of wheels your car would be a lot more difficult to push down the road.That is because ...

(4 pages) 44 0 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

Personal Interest: Snowboarding

1960s when an American surfer, Sherman Poppen, invented the snurfer for his children by bolting two skis together. A rider would hold a rope attached to the snurfer's nose (front section) for stabilit ...

(2 pages) 88 1 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Out On The Slopes.

e was ready for a great day of skiing, and once he got there, he jumped out of his car, grabbed his skis and ran to the office to get his lift ticket.Rushing to the ski lift John stumbled, he fell to ... ng taste of the yellow snow which ended up in his mouth; but he got up, spat and managed to get his skis on without running from embarrassment.So he quickly rushed himself to the ski lift now that eve ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Snowboarding History Snowboarding is the world's fastest grow...

he saw his daughter trying to go down a hill on a sled standing up. It consisted of two children's skis strapped together, with some doweling on the top for foot attraction. His daughter took it to t ... x) bases, as well as metal edges. The same year the Struck Brothers produced a board with two small skis on the bottom. Called the Swingbo, it was easier to carve and turn on packed snow. When snowboa ...

(7 pages) 44 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The History of Snowboarding

erican surfer, Sherman Poppen, invented the "snurfer" (snow surfer) for his children by bolting two skis together. A rider would hold a rope attached to the snurfer's nose (front section) for stabilit ...

(2 pages) 25 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Personal Narrative: My First Time Skiing

e Tahoe and my first time skiing. I am in a sled-like ski chair called a bi-ski. It has two has two skis on the bottom, and two small skis attached to the side, which are kind of like training wheels. ...

(2 pages) 98 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Process paper- How i leaned to skii. Take you through the process of skiing

lake."So, how are we? Ready for some fun, eigh?" he greeted us. "Ok, let me show you how to put the skis on," Blake continued, since nobody replied. In order to put on the skis, I had to step in the b ... d a little button, right by the heel and the ski popped right off.Once we learned how to put on the skis, we took the next step: we learned how to stand, slide, and walk. This exercise required a litt ...

(3 pages) 81 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Elan and the competition in the ski boat industry

n the economy is failing, so are the sales.3.The market size is relatively small with only 17 major skis and recreational wakeboard boat manufactures nation wide, including Australia.4.Rivalry among t ...

(8 pages) 166 0 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

History of Snowboarding

snow with surf). Sherman invented the Snurfer as a toy for his daughter. He made it by bonding two skis together and putting a rope at the nose so that the rider could hold it" ("Sherman Poppen inter ...

(4 pages) 53 1 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Snowboarding History" Speech

and horse reins. Burchett came up with one of the first "snowboards". Another was a man who tied 2 skis side-by-side and secured a rope at the front of the skis to hold on to for better balance. He m ... , who was a surfer on the east coast, started developing snowboards based on surfboards and the way skis work. In 1975 Milcovich and his Snowboard, called winter stick, got a two-page article in the m ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Describe one event in your life that had a major impact on you. (College Preparation) Title: "Bad Skiing Experience"

resort. My heart was pounding with excitement and fear I couldn't wait to set my feet in a pair of skis and just accelerate down the mountain.At six in the morning I just awoke from a one hour nap, T ... myself I could never do that.Roma, Eddie and George walked to the ticket booth while I went to rent skis. I gave Roma money to buy skiing tickets. We all met up outside of the ticket booth Roma handed ...

(2 pages) 35 0 2.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

How Ball Bearings Work and How They are Used in Engineering Applications.

oll better than they slide. The wheels on your car are like big bearings. If you had something like skis instead of wheels, your car would be a lot more difficult to push down the road.That is because ...

(4 pages) 21 0 3.5 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

Black Slaves

in common.In snowboarding you use a single board that you stand on sideways. In skiing you use two skis and stand on them facing forward. When stopping on a snowboard you need to turn your entire bod ... pping on a snowboard you need to turn your entire body horizontally and lean back. When stopping on skis all you have to do is make your skis into an upside down "V" shape. As your going down th ...

(1 pages) 379 0 3.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Miracle In My Life

minding my own business when a out of control snowboarder came crashing into me. I had lost both my skis and was tumbling down the mountain and I couldn't stop. Then finally I had stopped rolling down ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Salomon Ski Marketing Strategy

markets exist in Eastern Europe, the target market would be in these countries. I would launch the skis first in Western European markets especially concentrating on Germany, Switzerland, France, Aus ... needed and the in-leaning walls provides optimum cutting in the snow to ease to make turns with the skis. Within the new monocoque structure a unique shell is being used to carry a major part of the s ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Thrill Ride (An Adventure in Water Skiing)

r, I made sure my body was in the right position. Back straight, knees bent, arms straight out, and skis up. My hands gripped the black ski rope with more determination than any time before. I had to ... too much to take, but I held on with everything I had. I could feel the pressure gathering under my skis. This is it! You're almost up. As my back started to rise up the skis started to ride on top of ...

(3 pages) 1504 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Marketing Plan

. In Finland the terrain is much more flat and the majority of skiers are cross country skiers. The skis will be constructed different for these countries. In some cases such as eastern European count ... rnational community as superior by several ways. It will be introduced in global trade shows as the skis for the new millennium. The top skiers in the world will be sponsored by us and will use these ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Dec/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing