Study Finds That Fat Skis Are Killing Your Knees

Study Finds That Fat Skis Are Killing Your Knees

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Study Finds That Fat Skis Are Killing Your Knees

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Source: Article from montanakaimin.com by Cavan Williams

A study out of Montana State University finds that fat skis are really bad for your knees. John Seifert, an associate professor of health and human development and avid skier at Montana State University, has found that skiing hard-packed snow on a ski wider than 80 mm underfoot puts an undue amount of stress on knee and ankle joints.

“It appears right now there is a threshold in the mid 80s, and an additional lever arm,” Seifert said. “That additional lever arm provides extra torque, and is causing sore knees and ankles.”

According to Seifert, there is no data on injuries from skiing with fat skis on hard snow yet, but it is still early.

“Right now we have data in the theoretical sense,” he said.

The popularity of wide skis has exploded over the past 10 years. They started as powder boards but today more people are using fat skis for everyday use.

Read the full article here –  montanakaimin.com 

Also read: Are Fat Skis Ruining Skiing?

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