2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
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02-13-2010, 04:16 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Napa Valley, CA
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I agree that padding wouldn't do a thing (you could tell by the sound of his body hitting the beam that padding wouldn't do much). And I also agree that lowering the starting gate would definitely help.
But I also think that putting up
higher walls out of the turns would prevent major injuries too ... right?
I'm not a luger, just driven fast road courses in a formula mazda so I can't speak with authority about the tops of walls. That said, I would think skidding down the track is preferable to flying off it. As they used to say when I raced, its not the speed that hurts. It's the stop. So if raising a wall helps keep people on the track, then that would make sense to me.
BTW - I noticed they did exactly what I was suggesting and lowered the start gate to the womans start.
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