This is another new sport that IndiaSkis is bringing to Indian sport lovers, who wants to enjoy the Fun, Thrill & Speed of snow skiing, but without the snow. Grass Ski can be done anywhere on grass across India. One just need to make sure that Grass is free from any metal or stones, as you can fall down during skiing & it can cause injury to you.
Skiing is not just a winter sport. As soon as the snowy season is over, out come the caterpillar-tracked skis and the grass skiing season begins.
Grass skiing skiers are hardy perennials that don't wilt during the summer months. Instead they hit the slopes in all weathers and in all conditions!
And although grass skiing may have gone to seed in the UK it is still flourishing elsewhere with the season already underway in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Balkans!
Its popularity is also growing rapidly in China and Japan and it's even taken root in Iran!
History of Grass Skiing
Invented in Germany in 1966, grass skiing was introduced to the Vosges region of France in 1968 by Richard Martin. It soon to spread rapidly throughout the country and elsewhere in Europe. It was mainly a competitive sport to begin with, however over recent years grass skiing has become increasingly accessible to the leisure skiing public.
Who Can Grass Ski?
Anyone in good physical condition can experience the joys of grass skiing, from as young as 5 or 6 years old, even without having previously skied on snow.
- To discover a new 'sliding' sport, addictive and exciting, which can be practiced on any grassy slope.
- It's ideal preparation for learning alpine skiing.
- To improve and perfect one's technique and physical condition if already an alpine skier, and wishing to remain active during those periods when snow cover is lacking.
Skiing Disciplines - Grass Skiing
When the Snow melts, some people like to take their skills to firm surfaces. Their enthusiasm goes so far that they invent new sports where they board or ski on firm surfaces like sand, dirt, and now, even grass. As the name suggests, Grass Skiing is Skiing on grass. Even if the winter sport season is already over, anyone who is in good physical condition, as well as those who have never even tried Skiing in Snow, can enjoy Skiing in grass ski centers available in Europe and other mountainous areas.
The sport has grown somewhat in popularity but it is still far from being mainstream. In Taiwan, Japan, and other Asian countries, Grass Skiing is growing however with more and more resorts, teachers, and gear which are becoming rapidly available. In this section, we will look at the essential points in this Skiing type:
Grass Ski Sizes
- Ski complete 60 cm with Protector, Binding, Boots & Poles
- Ski complete 70 cm with Protector, Binding, Boots & Poles
- Ski complete 75 cm with Protector, Binding, Boots & Poles
- Ski complete 80 cm with Protector, Binding, Boots & Poles
- Ski complete 85 cm with Protector, Binding, Boots & Poles
- Ski complete 90 cm with Protector, Binding, Boots & Poles
- Ski complete 95 cm with Protector, Binding, Boots & Poles
- Ski complete 100cm with Protector, Binding, Boots & Poles
Grass Skiing Equipment
The pieces of Skiing Equipment used in Grass Skiing are a bit different compared to what you use in Snow Skiing. Instead of using Skis, people who go Grass Skiing use shorter skeeler-like Skis with caterpillar tracks. They are specifically designed for Grass Skiing and work well on grass. Some of the tracked Skis nowadays offer good speed and great precision.
Ski Poles are used in the same way as in regular Snow Skiing. Padding on the legs and elbows is used as protection from falls which are less forgiving than falls on Snow. Helmets are also definitely recommended in Grass Skiing, or in any Skiing Discipline for that matter.
Grass Ski Atomic Boot
Grass Ski Pole:-
Description Grip: PP with TPR, Tip: steel,
Product Size 130CM
Grass Skiing and Training
As mentioned before, even as young as five years old, anybody who is in good shape can engage in Grass Skiing. Likewise, what's good about this type of Skiing is that you need not to have Skiing experience in the Snow for you to learn what Skiing on grass is.
Since Grass Skiing does not require Snow, it is far more accessible. There are grass ski centers and Ski camps that you can visit so that you can learn Grass Skiing. This Skiing type can definitely serve as your training ground during summer to prepare you for the winter sport season. At the same time, you will eventually discover that Skiing is not just a winter sport, and you certainly do not need Snow in order to hit the slopes.
Grasskiing not only offers the opportunity of good training for an alpineski athlete in the summer gap, but also as an independent discipline which is just as spectacular as it's alpine brother. Even as a hobby it's great fun and with a little hard work and determination it may even lead to national and international successes.
In contrast to the tendency in alpine skiing of producing shorter and more waisted skis, the trend in grasskiing moves to longer and therefore more comfortable skis. Because of the development of carving skis, alpine skiing and grasskiing are becoming more and more similar
A major difference between grasskis and alpine skis is that you cannot slide with grasskis but have to carve your turns on the edges of your skis. This also means snow-plough is out of the question as the skis need to be kept more or less parallel or the skis may collide causing you to fall
In 1995 Christian Balek first tried to produce a racing ski on my own which finally lead me to my first World Championship title in 1997. Because of heavy demands of my products I founded "SPEEDY JACK" in 1998 and went into production with my grasskis. More and more I convinced not only racing sports but also mass sports by selling my skis to racers right after the contests.
Mr. Balek is proud to be able to claim that 85% of all European racers drive my skis.
In 1999 Balek accomplished to defend my three titles successfully at the World Championship in Gaal and I achieved also a second place in the super G competition. Of course I am looking forward to the future, hoping for some further successes.
Recommended Ski lengths:
- Children between 6-8 age drive with 60-70 cm ski length
- Children between 9-12 age, drive with 75-80 cm ski length
- 80 cm for girls-slalom
- 85 cm for girls-giant-slalom, for man-slalom and for girls-Super-G
- 90 cm for man giant-slalom und Super-G and for girls Super-G
Christian Balak Suggests that a 85cm length grass ski is the best for people because you can take the skis for smaller slalom turns and for GS turns.
With 90 cm length grass ski, it is not so easy to make small slalom turns.
Please take care that for Grass Skiing we should have grass without stones and wood and the slopes are not too steep.