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1. 
a. one of a pair of wood, metal, or plastic runners that are used for gliding over snow. Skis are commonly attached to shoes for sport, but may also be used as landing gear for aircraft, etc.
b. (as modifier): a ski boot
2. a water-ski
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i. A long, narrow runner of wood or metal, upturned at the front and projecting ahead of the landing gear to prevent nosing over. This rigid member used to be fitted in early airplanes.
ii. In helicopters, fixed tubular landing gear. The landing gear may be provided with auxiliary wheels to permit ground mobility. The helicopter, in this case, resorts to hover taxiing for movement on ground.
iii. A type of landing gear to permit aircraft to operate on snow and ice. Installation of skis may or may not involve removal of the wheels. Retractable skis have a slot in their bottom surfaces, so they can be pulled up enough for the wheels to protrude below the skis, enabling the aircraft to land on a hard surface on its wheels.
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The ski design is tailor-made for each set of skis."Every pair is original when it comes to the design side.
Several famous skiwear companies today were founded in the Fifties, such as Head, which revolutionised downhill ski racing in 1959 with a new type of aluminum skis.
ww The Eagle' fro ski co old "Then the trend went from fully inverse camber skis for great flotation, to a compromise between the style and this new idea," explains Sam.
A year later, his skiery vision is reality: Inside, below ski-inspired murals, there's a bar made of the same aspen and beetle-kill pine as the company's skis, as well as windows that showcase the manufacturing process.
Albritton Skis is proud to have someone that shares the same passion for skiing as a member of the team.
John Hauter, owner of Fairhaven Bicycle, stopped carrying skis and boots not because it wasn't profitable but because the bicycle portion of his shop was growing, he said.
It wasn't until I realized that it was okay to go at my own pace and that I could walk down challenging slopes (skis are removable, after all) that I truly fell in love with the sport.
Skis, boots and boards can be hired at resorts or through ski retail outlets.
"The next thing you know, you're making skis and they came out pretty good.
Unlike downhill skiing, cross-country skiing involves zooming across the countryside on longer, skinnier skis, providing an exceptional aerobic workout.
Estonia is particularly well-known for its cross-country ski trails.