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What is the difference between Luge and Skeleton?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: May 19, 2020

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J. Pollock

J. Pollock, Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered May 06, 2020

Although both skeleton and luge traverse similar tracks, they have the varying physical characteristic. In luge sliding sport, the slider sleds, or he rides a pod made of aerodynamically designed fiberglass, with edges that are curved. This feature allows the rider to be able to maneuver or manipulate his lower body in his aim to speeds as fast as 90 mph.

The hard part is; it is a supine position sport. Also, this type of sled is 6 to 9 inches longer than that of the skeleton sled. On the contrary, skeleton sport uses a very different skeleton sled. Its frame does not show the attributes of the luge sled.

It is heavier than luge sled, approximately 40 pounds more than the other. The slider of the skeleton sled maneuvers in a headfirst fashion, which is contrary to the supine position of the luge sled. He also faces down towards the track (like a prone position).

 

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