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View Poll Results: which event most defines the Winter Olympics to you?
Downhill Skiing/slalom/ Super G 12 60.00%
Cross country skiing/ biathalon 2 10.00%
Biathalon 5 25.00%
Speed Skating 3 15.00%
Figure Skating/Ice Dancing 4 20.00%
Ski Jump 6 30.00%
Snowboard halfpipe 3 15.00%
Ice Hockey 3 15.00%
Luge/Bobsled/Skeleton 3 15.00%
Other (Curling/freestyle skiing/etc) 3 15.00%
Medal Award Ceremonies 0 0%
Opening/Closing Ceremonies 4 20.00%
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:29 PM   #61
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Isn't that how the jumpers do it on the big 120 meter jumps?
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:15 PM   #62
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:25 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Isn't that how the jumpers do it on the big 120 meter jumps?
landings, yes, takeoffs, no.

in the straight ahead ski jumps, 120 meter, etc, the downslope and the ramp and the landing area are all on the same level left to right, unlike the one in the video from Griff. for the ski jump (for distance), the take off is aaaalmost the same, coiled up on the approach, but just before the point of takeoff, the ski jumper explodes upward, *jumping* to increase their altitude and to get into optimum flight position. That flight posture is dramatically different from what you see in the downhill skier.
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