AT500363A1 - Device for coupling two skies, especially alpinski - Google Patents

Device for coupling two skies, especially alpinski Download PDF


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AT500363A1 AT0033205A AT3322005A AT500363A1 AT 500363 A1 AT500363 A1 AT 500363A1 AT 0033205 A AT0033205 A AT 0033205A AT 3322005 A AT3322005 A AT 3322005A AT 500363 A1 AT500363 A1 AT 500363A1
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    • A63C5/00Skis or snowboards
    • A63C5/16Devices enabling skis to be used whilst held in a particular configuration with respect to each other, e.g. for training purposes


Rupert Soltenau ···· · · · · · · · · ······················································································
Device for coupling two skis, especially alpine skis
The only ski that has come to our notice that bears some resemblance to the mentioned invention is the well-known monoski. The disadvantages of its technical design are obvious: the skier is fixed with two feet parallel to each other and in the direction of travel on a cumbersome, difficult to control board, which restricts both its ability to interact with the snow and the slope and its safety to such great extent, that the winter sport monoski has almost completely disappeared There are also doubts about the fun factor in this type of skiing, as it does not allow the same wide or narrow turns from the middle of the body as the snowboard does. These snowboard turns are also back over the back auszufuhren, which is actually against the nature of man because he hardly sees anything behind and where he can support himself in the event of a fall difficult. Falls on the tailbone are sometimes the consequences. Overall, the often necessary twisted swinging with the trunk for back and psyche is stressful and is therefore almost exclusively exercised by young people who are first still more agile than an adult and secondly can easily find in this novel requirement also easier. But also the fact of being completely fixed on the board and not being able to act and react independently with both legs limits the snowboarder as much as the monoskiver. About the disadvantages of skiing, that is driving on both completely independent skis, need not be spoken here. Actually, there are none that matter, which is why skiing is so popular. It is only to be noted that skiing is quite difficult to learn and guarantees a completely different kind of driving pleasure than the snowboard. Skilled skiing actually requires a whole range of movements, such as: high swings, deep swings, intersections, plowing, the constant alternation between loading and unloading of the skis when the pattern is constantly in progress, and the braking of one's own swing which is always purposefully used ·· t ··· · * i ♦ *
Rupert Soltenau •········································································································································································································· ················. Overall, skiing is less often a game of gravity than a fight with her. Harmony with the forces of nature is seldom sought and even less achieved. The situation is a bit different for the snowboarder, who is more likely to try to get by with gravity and to use it instead of slowing it down again and again. From what has just been said it is clear how different the whole style of movement and swing is with snowboarders and skiers. An honest comparison or even an approximation of both was not possible so far.
The specified in claim 1 invention is now based on the problem of largely to combine the benefits of skiing with those of snowboarding in terms of physical movements and sensations and thus to evoke a new way of skiing and allow.
This problem is solved by the features listed in claim 1.
In fact, it is hardly possible for the skier, who travels to the valley with double-coupled skis, to maintain his previous driving style. Too much limits him the coupling in the previously familiar movement. Instead, the inventive design of the skis requires a completely new driving behavior, which can perhaps best be described with the concept of a fundamentally different driving philosophy. This is not an externally given way of thinking but results entirely organic from the inventively changed possibilities to deal with the physical forces in skiing. Perhaps most closely related to snowboarding, the double-coupled ski gives the impression that the skier himself is part of the forces that he entrusts to himself and that now carries him away without being helpless. He no longer defends himself against gravity with dusty and snow-splashed defensive swings, with which he pushes the snow away, but he searches and transforms them. He joins with her by sliding over the snow, guided by her, and so in harmony with her, over humps, around obstacles, and down through valleys «· · · · · ·
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Looking for a way into the valley. He regulates the speed mainly by the frequency and steepness of his curves. If he wants to brake in addition, he is, of course, free to slow down the curve by forced pressure on the ski by pushing his legs through. In addition, it has been found in practice that the control of this human one-man ski-skiing is far easier than the classic skiing. Already steering by pressure on the opposite ski. For a turn to the left, the skier must load the right ski, for a turn to the right just the left. He only leans into the curve to meet the centrifugal forces and edge the skis, which makes him, with a quick change in a row, almost by himself find a wonderful self-oscillation from which he can passively swing back and forth. The physically sensible sensations are not just equal to those of snowboarding, but surpass them just because of the courtesy, because the skier is not twisted but in the direction of travel and thus in plumb with his body axis and the swinging movement of abdomen and angled legs only from one side to other executes and so his skis commute almost to and fro. Any kind of energy-consuming fast deep-high-change of the whole body, otherwise indispensable to release the skis during classic skiing from the snow and initiate the turn, are no longer necessary. On the contrary, the rider with coupled skis never loses contact with the snow unless he specifically wants to, but rather slides on top of him like a steering slide, being the driver and driver in one person.
However, since the skis are only loosely connected, the driver can continue to benefit and feel the great advantage that two independent legs cause. The Talski can be loaded, where necessary, relieves the mountain ski. The game with the feet and their subtle pressure on the snow, which every expert appreciates and so often uses, continues to take place. The full flexibility of the legs as well as the second ski edge, with which one can cut into the snow or in an ice plate, gives the driver a natural sense of security and controllability, which can be increased even if you leave the rear coupling piece and thus allowing the snow plow or any sudden lunges continue. However, the novel driving pleasure and the top 3
Rupert Soltenau described effect, together with its advantages then no longer given in full. However, this loss is compensated by the fact that you can run in Skispitzenkoppelung again virtually all movements and figures as skiing without any coupling.
Besides what has been said so far, it should be mentioned that the coupling is a great help in improving your own skiing style and is a nice learning aid for anyone who wants to learn to ski faster. Simply because this type of gliding skiing has proved so much easier
Any irritations when driving with coupled skis, as they sometimes occur, can be counteracted according to the invention according to the claims 2,3,4,5 in the following manner:
Thus, the coupling on the one hand in a slightly rougher driving style does not tear too much and abruptly on the skis, the connection between the two skis by a suspension within the coupling piece, such as a telescopically guided rod, which dampens both in one direction and in the other direction gives way, or be made softer by means of a piece of rubber. Optionally, the entire coupling piece may be made of hard rubber, as long as it ensures the desired minimum distance between the skis by sufficient rigidity. In the case of frequent deep snow driving, which is so caught on a wide coupling piece and acts braking, can be a particularly thin coupling, such as a steel rod, use and this also attach in upturned U-shape. Alternatively, the same effect is produced by increasing the height of the part of the connection unit fixedly mounted on the ski with the coupling piece so as to get the latter further away from the ground. 4 • · * Rupert Soltenau • ··· * · · · ♦ • ························································································ ·
Some embodiments of the invention are illustrated in the drawings and will be described in more detail below.
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Fig. 1 seen the double-coupled skis (2) parallel to each other from above. Here, two rigid rod coupling pieces (1) are shown, the connecting units (3) consist of a ball-joint - of which the pan 4 is visible - and which are firmly mounted both in the front (2a) and in the rear area (2b) of the skis ,
Fig. 2 shows a ski (2) in cross section, each with a vome and rear firmly mounted connection unit (3). This consists at the rear of a screwed small plate on which a short rod is connected to the ball (3) of the ball joint is mounted. Because of the small thickness of the ski, the same connection unit (3) was anchored to the tip of the ski by a final counterplate, which is bolted to the connection unit through a hole in the ski and integrated into the ski cover. In addition, an unassembled rigid coupling piece (1) in bar form with attached on both sides Kugelgelenkspfannen (4) is shown.
Fig. 3 two simply in the front region (2a) coupled skis (2), which are parallel to each other, in an oblique view of vome. The coupling piece (1) is mounted on two short columns (3) which are fixedly connected to the respective ski (2) and rotatably screwed with these, whereby the coupling piece (1) is easy to solve by hand of these. So that the skis can not only be moved parallel to each other in this embodiment of the invention, but receive their full free mobility to each other, the coupling piece (1) consists of a sufficiently tough and stable solid rubber. 1

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  1. Rupert Soltenau t t ············································································································································································································································
    1. Device for coupling two skis, in particular alpine skis, characterized in that with the help of at least one coupling piece (1) both skis (2) are firmly connected to each other such that they are parallel to each other and thereby within the frame specified by the coupling move completely independently of each other and relative to each other.
  2. 2. Coupling according to claim 1, characterized in that at least one coupling piece (1) either in the front region of the skis (2a), in particular at the top, or both in the front and in the rear region (2b) on top of the skis is appropriate. tj
  3. 3. Coupling according to claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the relative free mobility of the skis (2) to each other by means of a mounted at both ends of the coupling piece fully movable connection unit (3) is achieved to the ski, for example a ball joint through which the Coupling piece (1) with the respective ski is firmly connected and which withstands the stresses during skiing without being able to solve independently, or that the free mobility is ensured by the material of the coupling piece itself. 1 Rupert Soltenau
  4. 4. Coupling according to claims 1,2 or 3, characterized in that the coupling piece (1) can be fastened and released on both sides by hand by a mechanism which is as simple as possible, e.g. with the help of a lockable ball socket (4) or a snap hook, or or and and that you can attach a permanently attached to the ski coupling piece in the middle of two parts, and then attach to the ski itself by means of a suitable device.
  5. Coupling according to claims 1,2,3 or 4, characterized in that the coupling piece (1) consists of a stable material of suitable length and shape, e.g. a rod or a U-shaped bow, or or and that within the coupling piece is a suspension or that the entire coupling piece or parts thereof made of a tough-elastic material, e.g. Hard rubber is 2
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US4817988A (en) * 1986-12-12 1989-04-04 Alain Chauvet Device for joining two skis together which is readily removable with the skis on the feet
US4936603A (en) * 1987-01-09 1990-06-26 Serge Reynaud Accessory for linking ski tips together
EP0382595A1 (en) * 1989-01-30 1990-08-16 Alain Le Goff Device for linking skis together with adjustable safety release means
EP0501932A1 (en) * 1991-02-27 1992-09-02 Mario Buontempi Spacer-rod safety device for ski application
DE29608679U1 (en) * 1996-05-14 1996-08-08 Swoboda Gmbh Geb Learning aid for skis

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US4817988A (en) * 1986-12-12 1989-04-04 Alain Chauvet Device for joining two skis together which is readily removable with the skis on the feet
US4936603A (en) * 1987-01-09 1990-06-26 Serge Reynaud Accessory for linking ski tips together
EP0382595A1 (en) * 1989-01-30 1990-08-16 Alain Le Goff Device for linking skis together with adjustable safety release means
EP0501932A1 (en) * 1991-02-27 1992-09-02 Mario Buontempi Spacer-rod safety device for ski application
DE29608679U1 (en) * 1996-05-14 1996-08-08 Swoboda Gmbh Geb Learning aid for skis

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