>> HS>In the downhill ski (long) jump, is the ramp curved upwards at the end
>> >is it flat?
>> In fact, none of your suggestions are correct, as the ramp is curved 30
>> degrees downwards.
LG>With all due respect, having spent a good part of the winter around the ski
>jumps in Steamboat Springs, CO, the area just before the takeoff is flat or
>perhaps slightly down, but not intentionally. Certainly not 30 degrees.
Well, certainly 30 degrees was to much! What I meant was 3-10 degrees,
must have missed some keys. This is intentionally! For sure.
LG>We have jumps comparable to Lillehammer and it appeared the Norwegian jumps
>had a longer flat section. If you wish, I'll ask one of the US Olympic
>team coaches or jumpers who live here.
Ask them all - they will tell you the same. I also once thought the
ramp turned upwards, as the hills we made ourselves as kids did.
Anyway, when I grew old enough, my dad told me the meaning of life,
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