Ski Straps

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Skiing can be a dangerous sport, especially if you have ski equipment that's defective in any way whatsoever. So it's vital to your safety that you take steps to make sure that nothing happens to your skis which may cause a defect. That's why ski straps are so important. I recommend that you buy the best ski straps you can find, and always keep spares on hand, just in case.

Good ski straps will help protect your skis from the bottom and keep them together when you carry them, which will greatly reduce the likelihood that you could drop them and damage them. Professionals advise that you use two pairs of straps for your skis; one at the top and one at the bottom, for maximum safety. If you fasten them in the middle only, they could slide open.

What To Look For In Ski Straps

This will hold them securely so that the bottoms don't rub together. When this happens they can become scratched which can affect their performance. This can cause your skis to wander, as the ski tips are the first thing to hit the snow as you're going down the mountain. So it could end up being much more than a cosmetic problem.

Padded ski straps will afford you skis even more protection. About 2" wide and 20" long is average size for ski straps. With some ski straps, you can also get a foam pad to fit between your skis for added scratch protection.

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