Bobsleigh in Belgium
Bobsledding originated in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1948 where the Belgian national bobsledding represents Belgium in international bobsledding competitions.
Bobsleigh or bobsled is a winter sport that has teams of two or four teammates that do timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled. The timed runs are combined to calculate the final score
The teams that are in the bobsleds during competition are either teams of 2 or 4.
The length of the game all depends on the teams and how fast their bobsleds go, but the bobsleigh tracks go as far as 1,722 meters long.
The scoring in the game goes by how long it takes the teams to finish the race. After all the racers are done the times are added up to see which team went the fastest.
The average speed for a bobsleigh can get up to 75 miles per hour, anything higher would result in a crash. The bobsled itself must be at least 12.5 feet long for a 4 person sled but 8.9 for a 2 person.
What is the basic strategy? The basic strategy of the sport is to keep a perfect form and to stay on the track without crashing. Having a poor from could cost them a loss and injuries.
The Belgian Bullets play as Olympic Teams and as International Competition teams too. They go up against many teams.
The type of equipment that is used in the sport bobsledding is brakes, push handles, helmets, start shoes, sled, two-man sled specifications, four-man sled specifications, and steering control.
In the early years of Bobsledding, bobsleds started off as two skeleton sleds put together attached together with a board and with a steering mechanism attached to the front cresta. The name of the sport originated when the competitors adopted the motion of bobbing back and fourth and side to side.
This is where the Belgian Bullets practice for bobsledding.
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