Sliding Sports? (Bobsled, Luge, Skeleton)

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    Feb 11, 2014 11:10 PM GMT
    With the Olympics on right now, I'm curious to see if any users on RJ compete in, or have tried any sliding sports like Bobsled, Luge or Skeleton. I'd imagine that it's only something you can train for if you live nearby a sliding center, which are rare to come by.

    I've always been fascinated by these sports. They look like a lot of fun. I'm also curious about the training involved. How much emphasis is put on physical fitness when so much of the race is spent steering? Do you need to condition yourself to handle the G-Forces? What decisions are you making after pushing the sled?
  • MikeW

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    Feb 12, 2014 3:55 AM GMT
    I know nothing but thought this was interesting: