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If you want to ride a bobsleigh, you should have an above-average basic condition; the bobsleigh is controlled by shifting the body weight.

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The sport of bobsleigh can be carried out in many different ways. There is the Einerbob with only one single rider. Somewhat larger machines are driven by two people and are known as two-man bobsleds. However, the very large bobsleds have four riders and are known as the four-man bobsleigh. The distribution of tasks of the individual athletes varies according to the construction of the bobsleigh.

History

Bobsleigh was developed by Englishmen in Switzerland at the end of the 19th century. Today it is part of the Olympic Winter Games programme. Bobsleigh is closely related to luge and skeleton sports. It is often referred to as the “king’s class of sledging”.

Bobsledding is one of the most demanding sports and places a lot of demands on athletes. Not only very high forces affect the body, but also the sports equipment must be precisely controlled. Bobsledding is therefore not only a strength sport, but also a precision sport.

Driving technique

The driving technique consists primarily of shifting the body weight. By

  • the pressure on the runners, but also on the
  • manual control operations,

the bob slide is steered in the desired direction. These steering processes are very demanding, because especially at very high speeds the bob reacts to minimal control impulses with a strong change of direction.

Practice makes perfect

In order to learn the technique of bobsleigh riding correctly, many practice hours and training units are required. Only the experienced athlete can ride a racing sled that can easily override and tilt. Bobsledding is a very dangerous sport and requires a lot of precision.

Rules and equipment

The basic rules of bobsleigh sports are quickly explained: The sports equipment is pushed with muscle power and then steered into the ice channel, where it increasingly picks up speed. The ice channel must be crossed as quickly as possible. The winner of the competition is the athlete or the team that covers the fastest distance.

In bobsleigh, the start is made one after the other and with a large safety distance. The race takes place directly against the clock, so personal duels are only carried out indirectly.

A strict set of rules determines the type and structure of the bobsleigh itself, its composition and its handling characteristics. In addition, the athletes’ clothing is regulated and prescribed.

Requirements

Athletes who would like to learn bobsledding should therefore have an above-average basic condition.

  • The ability to control the body should be very strong.
  • Also a very fast and trained reaction ability is necessary.
  • Also the fine motor skills must be very well developed, because smallest steering movements have large effects on the ride.
  • Prudence is indispensable on sensitive sports equipment, but the athlete should also have the courage and enjoy fast driving with the sled.
  • Due to the high risk potential of the sport, it is essential that all regulations are meticulously observed.

Bob sledges can reach speeds well above 100 km/h, even up to 140 km/h. In steep bends and chicanes, the acceleration often exerts very high forces on the athletes.

Safety

  • The safety of everyone involved has top priority.
  • For example, it is forbidden to use an ice rink without permission to take off.
    The spectators must also behave accordingly. For example, it is strictly forbidden to enter the bobsleigh track or to hang or throw objects into it.
  • Important for bobsleigh riding are, among other things, the ability to react, body control and very good fitness.

Requirements for bobsleighing

Even if there is no bob on the track, a pedestrian can hardly keep his balance on the steep ice. He would fall and slide down to the valley with a very high risk of injury and endangerment of his life. Therefore, only authorized personnel are allowed on the ice rink.

The distribution of tasks

Bobsleighing is a very powerful sport. In the one-man bob, the athlete must perform all the tasks, while the requirements in the two-man and four-man bobsleds are clearly divided. In principle, bobsledding consists of the components “pushing” and “steering”.

Push

The initial speed with which the bob enters the fairway is built up during pushing. Here, too, tenths of a second can decide the later victory, since the final speed develops from the basic speed.

If you want to act as a pusher in the team bob, you have to be a very good and trained sprinter. Ideal pushers come from athletics and are sprinters, high jumpers or long jumpers. Fast power in combination with muscle power is indispensable here.

Steering

Steering is just as demanding a task, because the optimum lane is determined here. If you steer incorrectly, serious accidents, falls or rollovers can occur. Tiny motor control movements can result in large driving movements, bends or changes of direction in the icy, fast bobsleigh track.

The helmsman should not be a proven sprinter. However, he should be able to sprint fast enough not to obstruct the pusher during start-up. For the helmsman, however, it is all the more important that he has good fine motor skills and body control, because it is often millimetre work to get the sled into the ideal lane and keep it there.

A very good body and balance feeling is therefore indispensable. It is also very important to keep the bob on the ground with your own body weight. The higher the mass, the more the bob can accelerate.

One-man bob

In a one-man bob, the solo athlete must perform all these tasks alone. He is responsible for pushing his bob optimally and must also master the demanding process of boarding himself.

He must then steer the bob in the fairway and keep it in the optimal lane. He does not only achieve this by manual steering, but also by shifting his own weight. At the same time, he must build up and maintain great body tension so that the sports equipment remains on the ground even in difficult situations.

Two-man bob

In the two-man bob, the front driver takes over the steering, while the rear driver is the main pusher. At the beginning of the race, both athletes push the bobsled, but the handlebars get into the vehicle first when it has started a certain run.

When the pushing process is finished, the handlebar takes over the most important task, while the pusher only supplies the mass necessary for acceleration and tries to compensate for possible driving errors.

Four-man bob

The four-man bob has a helmsman and three pushers. Most important are the two rear pushers, which are the last to get into the moving bob. The second man also takes over important tasks in controlling the sled, but the main responsibility lies with the athlete sitting in front.