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How Those Crazy Ski Jumpers Train For The Olympics! YIKES! - Hank

 

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I love to watch the ski jumpers at the Winter Olympics. I always have. Even before "Eddie the Eagle" from Great Britain captured hearts worldwide in Calgary in 1988 with his limited ability and gigantic determination and thick glasses, I've loved this sport. The athletes are graceful and fearless, looking possible death in the eye as they glide down a nearly 300 foot ramp and then soaring over a football field in length, landing in the snow!

I always wondered, "How do they do that for the first time?"

Take an exhilarating look at ski jumping! Deep breath!

Ski jumping 360°

Join Anders Jacobsen and Fredrik Bjerkeengen on top of Holmenkollen, learn the essential elements of ski jumping. At the end you'll also experience jumping in one of the world's most famous ski jumping hills. Norsk versjon: https://youtu.be/5TqDwyW_DPE

An intro to U.S. ski jumping!

Intro to USA Ski Jumping

With a mission to take U.S. men's ski jumping to the next level, USA Ski Jumping is born. http://usaskijumping.org

Training without the snow!

The Ski Jumping Tech for Training without Snow | The Tech Race

This ski jumping technology allows athletes to train without snow, turning ski jumping into a sport accessible all year round. Discover the amazing technology that takes athletes even further in the "The Tech Race": http://bit.do/TechRaceENG Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5

The science of ski jumping.

Science of the Winter Olympics - Ski Jumping

This year, the U.S. team is a serious medal contender in Nordic Combined, a sport that combines ski jumping with cross-country skiing. U.S. hopefuls Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong, along with NSF-funded scientists Paul Doherty, senior scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and physicist George Tuthill of Plymouth State University explain the principles of physics that are used to get high scores in the long jumps.

Watch this VR ski jumping machine!

VR ski jump simulator - wizard

Production of simulator for VR by Wizard in Korea (2016) Research and development for 2 years, VR Ski jump Simulator was identified stabilizing and commercialized during 1 year. At present, an entry-level VR Ski jump Simulator is completed.

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