Table 3

The number of statements made by the 10 coaches for the 20 cases related to factors within the categories equipment, speed and course setting and other factors

Equipment, speed and course setting and other factorsStatementsCases
EquipmentToo aggressive skis and boots1512
Too aggressive skis97
No binding release63
Incorrect ski and boot setup53
Speed and course settingChallenging course set for the racers85
High speed95
Other factorsInexperienced/young racer77
Previous injuries54
Physical conditioning54
Psychological factors54
Safety net, gate panels62
High bib number22
Bad luck22
  • There was no limitation on the number of different factors the coaches could identify. The table also shows the number of injury cases where these specific factors were assumed to contribute to the injury situation.