Pilot Study for the Evaluation of Thermal Properties and Moisture Management on Ski Boots

Matteo Moncalero, Martino Colonna, Alessandro Pezzoli, Marco Nicotra

Abstract

Winter sports are often performed in severe environmental conditions and this could represent a limit in terms of comfort and therefore performance. Since alpine skiing has the biggest number of practitioners among the winter sports and because the feeling of cold in the feet is one of the most common problem, a testing method has been developed to perform outdoor tests on ski boots in order to evaluate the thermal comfort for different liner materials. The tests, performed on both male and female skiers wearing the same shell with different liners simultaneously (one on the left foot and one on the right foot), showed that a significant difference in terms of comfort using different liners in the same environmental conditions is present. Specific tests have been made to ensure that such differences between the two feet were not due to physiological difference between left to right feet; for this reason, data has been recorded using the same shell and liner for both feet, obtaining negligible differences between the two. Moreover, the collected data can be used to optimize the target of use of the ski boot and liner, choosing the best materials to achieve specific behaviour in terms of heating, breathability and moisture management.

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Moncalero M., Colonna M., Pezzoli A. and Nicotra M. (2013). Pilot Study for the Evaluation of Thermal Properties and Moisture Management on Ski Boots . In Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: EESP, (icSPORTS 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-79-2, pages 171-179. DOI: 10.5220/0004644401710179


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@conference{eesp13,
author={Matteo Moncalero and Martino Colonna and Alessandro Pezzoli and Marco Nicotra},
title={Pilot Study for the Evaluation of Thermal Properties and Moisture Management on Ski Boots},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: EESP, (icSPORTS 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={171-179},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004644401710179},
isbn={978-989-8565-79-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: EESP, (icSPORTS 2013)
TI - Pilot Study for the Evaluation of Thermal Properties and Moisture Management on Ski Boots
SN - 978-989-8565-79-2
AU - Moncalero M.
AU - Colonna M.
AU - Pezzoli A.
AU - Nicotra M.
PY - 2013
SP - 171
EP - 179
DO - 10.5220/0004644401710179