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Skeleton IBSF World Cup 2017 - 2018


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Martins Dukurs won the first race, not surprisingly it was a three way battle with Yun Sung-bin and Alexander Tretiakov; Superman vs Iron Man vs The Russian Rocket :d 

 

Geng Wenqian became the first Chinese ever in the skeleton World Cup and boy, did he deliver...9th after the first run, finished 7th eventually! Jeff Pain is doing an awesome job with that guy.

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9 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Geng Wenqian became the first Chinese ever in the skeleton World Cup and boy, did he deliver...9th after the first run, finished 7th eventually! Jeff Pain is doing an awesome job with that guy.

 

Less than 2 years of international sliding...

 

To be honest, Skeleton is the sliding sport with the least amount of skill involved. Results can't be achieved overnight in Luge for example, because lugers can actually control their sleds while skeleton racers' racing lines often include hitting the walls. If you invest a ton of money for equipment and whatnot in skeleton, then you can get instant results (China is just following Korea's footsteps...).

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Just now, dcro said:

 

Less than 2 years of international sliding...

 

To be honest, Skeleton is the sliding sport with the least amount of skill involved. Results can't be achieved overnight in Luge for example, because lugers can actually control their sleds while skeleton racers' racing lines often include hitting the walls. If you invest a ton of money for equipment and whatnot in skeleton, then you can get instant results (China is just following Korea's footsteps...).

Same for bobsled, but if you've got a top sprinter (Ryan Bailey for example) behind you, you can make up a whole lot of that :p 

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1 minute ago, heywoodu said:

Same for bobsled, but if you've got a top sprinter (Ryan Bailey for example) behind you, you can make up a whole lot of that :p 

 

But at least they have more control over sled, otherwise at those higher speeds they would hit the walls more often than the skeleton racers. :p

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@heywoodu I saw you commentating the women's race on IBSF youtube channel. :d Maybe you can share link for Totallympics there. Surely the best bet of ever getting a user or two from Latvia. :d

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10 hours ago, dcro said:

@heywoodu I saw you commentating the women's race on IBSF youtube channel. :d Maybe you can share link for Totallympics there. Surely the best bet of ever getting a user or two from Latvia. :d

 

I don't think spamming links is usually much appreciated :d 

 

But I might try next time :p 

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4 hours ago, heywoodu said:

 

I don't think spamming links is usually much appreciated :d

 

But I might try next time :p

 

There is no such thing as spamming Totallympics. :teacher:

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