Idk why but I'm still thinking about it
Also I butchered the spelling
A friend of mine is tasked with a design project to dive deep on the pain points for luge speed suits so I'm hoping to get some pain points from atheletes and luge enthusiastics here. Thanks in advance!
Ireland has a luge team now, if you didn't know: https://www.lugeireland.com/
Hopefully they'll compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics :)
Recently a few news stories have caught my attention about the risk of long-term, horrible consequences for sliding sport athletes - constant brain trauma could be linked to their depression, erratic behavior, and in some cases suicide (similar to the rising awareness of football's long term consequences). https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/26/sports/olympics/olympics-bobsled-suicide-brain-injuries.html
Further digging revels data that head injuries or minor repetitive symptoms are extremely common (links below).
Basically my question is - Why don't they simply make the tracks less steep? Make the corners less sharp? Given the lack of man-made courses and their huge price tag, maybe instead slow the sleds down by reversing some of the technological advancements (eg. add friction back to the runners, design them less aerodynamically). Why does anyone need to go 150 km/h down a luge/bobsled/skeleton track? Medals could still be given if every team had their times slowed down by 50%. Each track record would need to be reset, but hey that could even be fun for teams to have another shot at setting it.
Along the same line of winter sports, I know injuries are extremely common with alpine racing as well - 1/3 of professionals have a time-loss injury per season! (link below). Again, why don't they just hold these races on less-steep mountains and instead of reaching ACL-shredding speeds of 80 km/h, the athletes could win gold with 40 km/h?
Sliding sport injuries https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6153360/
Skiing injuries https://www.researchgate.net/publication/44685921_Injuries_among_World_Cup_ski_and_snowboard_athletes#:~:text=There%20were%20520%20(72%25),100%20athletes%20per%20season%2C%20respectively
Salü bisàmme ,
je cherche un spot de luge pas trop loin de strasbourg, pas des pentes de fous , j'y vais avec mes enfants 3 et 7 ans.
J'ai déjà pratiqué au Hohwald et au champs du feu , mais c'est super blindé en ce moment :(
The germanium monogermanide is prepared by high‐pressure, high‐temperature synthesis. Chemical bonding in LuGe is described as covalently bonded zigzag chains of Ge atoms with the counterpart Lu4 polycations formed using excess electrons in sense of the Zintl count Lu3+(2b)Ge2−×1 e−. The homonuclear bonding in polycation in Lu4Ge4, which makes use of the electrons not required in the polyanion, resembles the situation in Ga2Se2.
The monogermanide LuGe is obtained via high‐pressure high‐temperature synthesis (5–15 GPa, 1023–1423 K). The crystal structure is solved from single‐crystal X‐ray diffraction data (structure type FeB, space group Pnma, a=7.660(2) Å, b=3.875(1) Å, and c=5.715(2) Å, RF=0.036 for 206 symmetry independent reflections). The analysis of chemical bonding applying quantum‐chemical techniques in position space was performed. It revealed—beside the expected 2c‐Ge‐Ge bonds in the germanium polyanion—rather unexpected four‐atomic bonds between lutetium atoms indicating the formation of a polycation by the excess electrons in the system Lu3+(2b)Ge2−×1 e−. Despite the reduced VEC of 3.5, lutetium monogermanide is following the extended 8‐N rule with the trend to form lutetium‐lutetium bonds utilizing the electrons left after satisfying the bonding needs in the anionic Ge‐Ge zigzag chain.
Muslims say how taking one's own life is a one -way ticket to hell, but I would like to examine this. Once a person has taken the leap and done the final act that cannot be undone and will kill them, they are extremely sick and have lost their sanity. Their cognitive faculties have been impaired critically. This is usual the culmination of deep depression that has been chipping away at their thinking showing them only darkness and no light. So why would Allah send a person who is clearly unwell to hell?
I do not fall into the above category of people who suicide from depression, but I have been considering ending my life as a solution to my problems with life. Let me explain. I have an illness that slowly gets worse and as my health deteriorates and I see opportunities close in front of me, I begin to question my existence and why I am alive. I know that ultimately our purpose is to worship Allah bit I am not happy with my life and I cannot bare it. What's the point of living if I can't have the things I want like a marriage, children, career, without these things my life is a misery and I prefer death then this empty life. Assisted suicide is not allowed in my country but after this covid19 mess, talks on assisted suicide will be back. If one day it becomes legal and I get a doc to prescribe me a lethal drug that will end my life, at the moment I actually take the drug, would I be considered insane?
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