The Luge POV from a Helmet Cam
With my Olympic fascination comes lots of questions. How does one get into luge? Can you letter in Bobsled in high school? Why do we have ice dancing? I needed to know more.
I'll be honest. I didn't get past the question of "how does one get into luge?" I am out of high school so lettering in Bobsled doesn't matter anymore and we won the gold in Ice Dancing so I'm glad we have it! Now back to luge...
Apparently we are close to one of the only two luge tracks in the US! Lake Placid, NY and Park City, UT currently have the only refrigerated, full length Olympic style luge tracks in the United States. From what I understand, anyone can take a ride on these tracks and then if the luge bug grabs hold of you, you can become a member of USA Luge and go from there.
The one tiny piece of information that really caught my attention was that lugers need to get used to the G Force when competing. Um...I can't handle the Ferris Wheel at the carnival! Then after watching this video I found on YouTube from a helmet cam I knew with 100% certainty that I was destined to be a part of US luge from the comfort of my couch. GO FOR GOLD USA!