Olympic Ski jump -- Is it curved?

Olympic Ski jump -- Is it curved?

Post by Hamid Shoja » Thu, 07 Apr 1994 10:57:30


No guesses on this please...

In the downhill ski (long) jump, is the ramp curved upwards at the end or
is it flat?

Please E-Mail me if you know FOR SURE, and if you could back it up with a
source, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

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Olympic Ski jump -- Is it curved?

Post by Rune Mei » Sat, 09 Apr 1994 06:03:00

HS>In the downhill ski (long) jump, is the ramp curved upwards at the end or
  >is it flat?

In fact, none of your suggestions are correct, as the ramp is curved 30
degrees downwards. I'm not lying, and as a Norwegian, I should know. If
the ramp was curved upwards the skijumpers would fall down and brake
their necks, and a flat ramp would not be good either (I don't know
why - don't ask).
If you watched the free-style skijumping, the ramp turned upwards to
allow the competitors doing loops and other acrobatic exercises when
"airborne". Just imagine a skijumper (Nordic Skijumping) doing loops
after leaving the ramp at approx. 110 km/h.

Rune Meier



 
 
 

Olympic Ski jump -- Is it curved?

Post by Stefan Roessing » Sun, 10 Apr 1994 01:07:13

Quote:

>In the downhill ski (long) jump, is the ramp curved upwards at the end or

is it flat?
Please E-Mail me if you know FOR SURE, and if you could back it up with a
source, I would greatly appreciate it.<

In Nordic skijumping the ramp is curved downwards (5 to 8 degrees).

What do you mean by "downhill ski (long) jump"?

Stefan

 
 
 

Olympic Ski jump -- Is it curved?

Post by Larry Johns » Wed, 13 Apr 1994 12:49:42


Quote:


> HS>In the downhill ski (long) jump, is the ramp curved upwards at the end or
>   >is it flat?

> In fact, none of your suggestions are correct, as the ramp is curved 30
> degrees downwards.

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.

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.

Larry Johnson
Steamboat Springs, CO

 
 
 

Olympic Ski jump -- Is it curved?

Post by Rune Mei » Thu, 14 Apr 1994 06:52:00


writes:




  >>
  >> 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,
including skijumping.

LG>Larry Johnson

Rune Meier

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