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Shira Springer Learns How To Luge

Shira Springer Learns How To Luge


We’re here at Mount Wachusett for the USA Luge challenge. The idea is you get some basic instruction, you trudge up a ski hill, and then you sled down. I’m going to give it a go, and now it’s time for some instruction. So, first things first. You need a sled, you need a helmet and you need goggles, which you have. Perfect. Alright. So, sit down on the sled. Hop right up to the front. Scoot up as much as you possibly can. There you go. Grab a hold of that rope. Lean yourself all the way back, and pick those feet up. Alright, good stuff, and try and keep your shoulders back if you can. Good, relax, nice. So, the only important thing or I should say, the most important thing about the steering is it’s completely backwards. So, if you want to go to the left you’re going to lean to the right. And if you want to go to the right you’re going to lean to the left. So, whatever way you lean the sled’s going to go away from you. Alright, so, if you’re getting really close to the wall, you’ve got to lean into the wall. Which I know sounds so backwards, but that’s why it’s important to do this. Alright. Other than that, if things are getting really catastrophic, put your feet down. And then at the yellow traffic cones at the bottom. Feet down, stop as hard as you can. But, yeah, overall you really should be fine if you just remember: lean into the problems.

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