The steel blade (gray) may not exceed 1,200 millimeters in length, while the runner (blue) to which it is attached can be longer than this.
Here are some fun facts about the luge, the track, the course chosen for the South Korean Olympics, as well as a few of the rules.
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Weight (sled) 25–30 kg
Steering with your legs
Racing pod made of carbon fiber
Blade made of heavy-plate steel from thyssenkrupp
Height (pod) max. 170 mm
Width (pod) max. 550 mm
The pod may not extend beyond the knee of the person in front or the shoulder of the person in back.
Height start: 930 m
Height finish: 850 m
most difficult curve
Max. speed aproxx. 140 km/h
2018 Winter Games
The track in Pyeongchang is one of the most technically challenging anywhere owing to its long sequence of curves. Cross your fingers for team Eggert/Benecken on 14 February 2018.