Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday Video - Ski Jumping with a Bike

View from the top of the ski jump
Well, the Winter Olympics are now over. After watching ski jump competitors fly through the air, I wondered if any daredevil had taken his bike down a ski jump ramp and flown down the hill. Turns out there are a few that have.

In this video, Igor Obu makes a run down a ski jump ramp. A couple things about the video: First of all, the audio is in German. Secondly, very little of interest happens in the first 2 minutes and 40 seconds, so feel free to skip ahead to that point. The jump is shown several times, from different perspectives. Igor travels just over 42 meters, which is way less than what ski jumpers achieve. I think someone needs to design a bicycle with wings. Then they could make this new sport part of the Summer Olympics.

Will Igor stick the landing, or will he crash into the ground? Watch the video to find out.

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