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What safety gear do I need for Super G training/racing?

post #1 of 7
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So in the master's program I'm doing, Super G is on the schedule for this weekend. What safety gear, if any (beyond a helmet) is needed? Yes I e-mailed my coaches but I haven't heard back yet. Any advice is appreciated.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 7

Cali, I highly recommend a back protector for speed events as well as of course a proper speed ski.  Need to check my rules book but thought they were becoming mandatory

 

It is always a good super g weekend with 5 races and 1 training run so just phase yourself into it and work up to speed. It is a fairly mellow course on the top section.  Just need to carry your speed over the flats and then it gets more hectic as you either drop into Terrys or onto Fascination.  If it is Terry's they typically start to set faster as the weekend progresses.  On fascination the set does not vary much, just focus on being clean on the right footer at the top

 

Remember in speed it is hugely important to understand the terrain in inspection and when working out your line look a couple of gates back and work it back from there. Have fun!!  icon14.gif wish I was cleared but doc wants me to stay out of gates for a few weeks more frown.gif

post #3 of 7

Safety nets and crowd control.

post #4 of 7

There's no rule (afaik) about back protectors, but at least for juniors, most programs won't let kids run speed w/o one. If there is a rule, it's certainly never enforced.

 

Masters Super G has the requirement of a 185 length, but I think that's it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post

Cali, I highly recommend a back protector for speed events as well as of course a proper speed ski.  Need to check my rules book but thought they were becoming mandatory

 

It is always a good super g weekend with 5 races and 1 training run so just phase yourself into it and work up to speed. It is a fairly mellow course on the top section.  Just need to carry your speed over the flats and then it gets more hectic as you either drop into Terrys or onto Fascination.  If it is Terry's they typically start to set faster as the weekend progresses.  On fascination the set does not vary much, just focus on being clean on the right footer at the top

 

Remember in speed it is hugely important to understand the terrain in inspection and when working out your line look a couple of gates back and work it back from there. Have fun!!  icon14.gif wish I was cleared but doc wants me to stay out of gates for a few weeks more frown.gif

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by bruins14sammy View Post

There's no rule (afaik) about back protectors, but at least for juniors, most programs won't let kids run speed w/o one. If there is a rule, it's certainly never enforced.

Masters Super G has the requirement of a 185 length, but I think that's it.


Yeah, I can't remember wht it was . I do remember something about it from my referee class, doesn't apply in masters as it is normally non-scored , but it may be at different levels. Will double check at the weekend
post #6 of 7

...don't forget honest to God Super G  skis (201 cm is the opening bet, IMHO) with bindings that have the appropriate DIN range...also DH/S
G poles (don't leave home without 'em or you won't be able to hold a decent tuck)...

post #7 of 7

I also suggest a mouth guard. Not necessarily to protect your teeth but a significant number of concussions come from jaws slamming shut if one should happen to fall.

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