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Simon Harris

 
By Simon Harris
Published on February 10, 2009
 
Bobsled is a race and the fact is that there are three things are required for the bobsled race. A team, a bobsled and a track. Let us talk about the team first. It is naturally made up of two or four person teams who are responsible for steering, braking and giving the weight to the overall weight of the bobsled so that their team can perform in the best way possible.

Bobsled is a race and the fact is that there are three things are required for the bobsled race. A team, a bobsled and a track. Let us talk about the team first. It is naturally made up of two or four person teams who are responsible for steering, braking and giving the weight to the overall weight of the bobsled so that their team can perform in the best way possible.

Now let us talk about the bobsled. It is especially designed in such a way to aerodynamically cut through the air as it makes its way on the ice. And the runners are extremely smooth to help with the speed. If we have a look at the tracks, then we will see that these tracks were simply made from piled snow. Then there is a very fine coating of the ice over the ground. It is especially designed in such a way to aerodynamically cut through the air as it makes its way on the ice.

The bobsled run is made of concrete and you will be astonished when you will get to know that the inside of the concrete are miles of pipes filled with a solution of chemicals that are responsible help the ice making plant to freeze the water as it is flooded. Gradually, the the expert ice makers build up a surface of solid ice. This is especially done in order to allow the sleds to hit speeds of upwards of 130 km (78 miles) per hour. But let me tell you that the crashes are common.

Olympic bobsledding requires the team members that they should be geared up with ample amount of sense of balance and they must be brave. Without bravery they don't have much relevance in this sport! But it is not just about balance and bravery, but the fact is that a lot more than that goes into the run to the bottom. The team has to be string enough because the sleds weigh hundreds of pounds and to get them started with a bang. Do you think that a weak person can do this? That is why a team must be very strong and fast. Team members generally come from a sports background and everyone on the team must wear spiked shoes. Now let us talk something about the suits. The suite are designed to assist drag resistance from the air.