SKI GLOSSARY: K



Kick double-pole
An ambiguous term used to describe stride double-pole.

Kick turn
An about-face turn whilst stationary, by lifting one ski and reversing its direction, followed by the other ski.

Klister
A tacky, resinous ester mixture, normally sold in aluminium toothpaste-type tubes, used for grip on icy, refrozen or wet snow.

Klisterwax
A very tacky grip wax, normally sold in small aluminium tubs, that is used for grip on fresh, but wet snow.

Kombi skating
A less-used variation of free skating, whereby the poles are pointed straight ahead, under the shoulders, with or without an arm swing.