It is no doubt, that the ski glide over the snow is a very complicated object of
research. However, ski glide is just a one area of many other areas of human
knowledge. As a rule, the scientists and practitioners, who work in these areas,
operate with some publicly expressed more or less solid hypotheses. These
researchers work with one hypothesis until another and a better one comes up.
Our literature studies and our own observations regarding modern skis
preparations, did not give us any solid hypotheses, which are able to explain the
actual form and content of this procedure. The present work is an attempt to reveal
Conclusion: To achieve an optimal glide on skis with the base (the ski sole)
made of some high hydrophobic durable polymer, e.g. UHMWPE, PTFE; we only
have to create an adequate topography (texture) on the ski running surface,
adequate to the actual snow conditions.
Östersund: Mittuniversitetet, 2010. 40 p.