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02-25-2010 04:10 AM  10 years ago
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helidevil

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how do they steer the bob-sleds?
ive been watching the winter olympics and ive always wondered how they do it if they do!
if you know about the other sleds that you lay down on, please tell about them as well
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02-25-2010 04:14 AM  10 years ago
Dennis (RIP)

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They have a cute little blonde in the front of that thing.

Tickle her on the left, the bobsled goes left.
Tickle her on the right, the bobsled goes right.

Don't you know anything?

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02-25-2010 04:23 AM  10 years ago
helidevil

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well hardy har har captian sarcastic
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02-25-2010 04:24 AM  10 years ago
Dennis (RIP)

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02-25-2010 04:31 AM  10 years ago
neilg.

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remember sitting on an american flyer and going down a hill and using the rope to pull to the left or right? that's how. and all the other members lean into the turns.
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02-25-2010 04:35 AM  10 years ago
Dennis (RIP)

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If you watch the videos of those runs, especially at the start up, you will notice the entire front end of those flex. Its almost as if the front end is a separate part from the back end. They either use the ropes as already described, or they just lean into those turns just so.
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02-25-2010 04:58 AM  10 years ago
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They have a cute little blonde in the front of that thing.

Tickle her on the left, the bobsled goes left.
Tickle her on the right, the bobsled goes right.

Don't you know anything?
You sound quite a bit like one of those 'Uncles' some families have that give parents of their children the creeps.

Here's how it really works..... removed from 'Fantasy Land' of course...
http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/...ts/bobsled2.htm
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02-25-2010 05:00 AM  10 years ago
Dennis (RIP)

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You sound quite a bit like one of those 'Uncles' some families have that give parents of their children the creeps.
Pull my finger.

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02-25-2010 05:01 AM  10 years ago
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LOL
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02-25-2010 05:07 AM  10 years ago
jab1969

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Here ya go all you need to know is here:

http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/...ts/bobsled2.htm
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02-25-2010 05:13 AM  10 years ago
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Here ya go all you need to know is here:
Offensive Penalty! Late Hit (22 Minutes), 20 Yards!
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02-25-2010 05:13 AM  10 years ago
mjy1288

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The American team needs one of those Toyota Gas Pedals

They steer those bobsleds with two ropes, much like the sleds we used as kids. The two and 4 man bobsled pilots also depend on the co-pilots to remain still, any shifting will upset the sled
"Big" Mike
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02-25-2010 05:45 AM  10 years ago
nitro fun

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someone bystander is steering it with a dx7
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02-25-2010 04:07 PM  10 years ago
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I wonder why the changed from steering wheel to pull pull steering?

Most of those chicks could crush your nut sack if they were to squeeze with their legs (big a$$ quads)
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02-25-2010 04:28 PM  10 years ago
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ropes and handles on the bobs, the luge is controlled by pressure exerted on the tips of the runners where their ankles lay up against them. Skeleton is by dragging their feet off the back, like a rudder, and shifting their body weight. Watch them go down and you can see one foot or the other dragging on the ice. My 3 favorite sports in the winter olympics by far. Though that damned Curling has eaten up a lot of my time this winter watching that. Addictive to say the least.
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02-25-2010 04:31 PM  10 years ago
neilg.

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[quote]You sound quite a bit like one of those 'Uncles' some families have that give parents of their children the creeps.
Pull my finger.

Dennis, i had an uncle years ago, he would joke with the kids(i was one of them) about pulling his finger, and when we did he farted
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02-25-2010 09:58 PM  10 years ago
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lol
the nerve of people on rr!!!!!!

thanks guys!
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