I don't think you can just go ahead and blame the track so quickly. Luge is intensely dangerous, you're going as fast as a race car with the G load of an F1 car with almost nothing holding you onto the sled.
But I do think they should add some safety features. Look at downhill skiing, they have safety nets along the side of the track, they could add those to the luge track.
I used to downhill ski every year before I started university. I've seen people fly into the padded ski lift pillars. Even when you're only going 60-80km/h that hurts. Hitting something like that at 140 would be bad.
Anyway, my dad says they built a wall where the Georgian went off.
[Edited by SuperSkyline89, 2/13/2010 10:55:08 AM]
Yeah of course, but there is a flip and a FLIP. A question have you seen the vids of the other 2 runs I was talking about.
The Italian got lucky from where he came off, if was at a corner he would have been launched like the Georgian guy.
Im not sure that would have done much in the way of stopping the inevitable, i think being thrown at that speed would kill him in any instance. It also wouldn't stop his internal organs traveling so fast either.
A nasty way to go.
That track should be removed, period. I'd rather live than even think about risking my life. That guy could've had a family, kids, a mother and father.
I don't care if it means getting gold, lives are priceless, you can't risk that.
(Because words fail me)