* How-to Ski Jumping

Ski jumping, originated in Norway, is also known as snow ski. Athletes slide along the tilt ramp with special skis, leap into the air and stay for about 4-5 seconds with speeding and leaping ability and then jump off on the hillside.

Two farmers from Drammen performed ski jumping in the first national skiing competition held in Oslo, Norway in 1860. Gradually, ski jumping developed fast as an independent sport, extensively carried out, and the first ski jumping competition was held in Oslo in 1879; became a part of Holmenkollen ski jump game in 1883; popular in other countries as Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, France, Italy and Poland in the late 19th century.

Ski jumping is performed based on natural terrain such as hillsides in early stage, and jumping stand of civil engineering structures in the 1880s. With the improving of technologies, innovative jumping stands are used continuously, such as 60m-class platform in Pontresina, Grisons, Switzerland in 1926, 70 m-class platform St. Moritz in 1927. In 1925, the first world ski jumping championships and the jumping stand consists of starting platform, approach, landing slope and stop way.

Point K is the ideal landing point. Players need to get coaches’ signal for take-of, based on the best wind conditions. Players bent legs, chest close to the thigh, in order to minimize air resistance and the speed can reach 90 km/h when they are leaving the approach to ski. Take-off plays a crucial role for players for players how far they will jump eventually.

As for ski equipment, independent or removable masks, helmets and head gears are available. One-piece clothing of good flexibility is very light and loose in order to reduce air resistance. The ski boots protect the ankle and ski binding facilitates players for free skiing.

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