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02-13-2010, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Winky View Post
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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