Speed Skating looks like it hurts


Kreskin
#1
I can understand wanting aerodynamics, but geez, don't they expend a lot of energy keeping their arms up on a sore back. Surely someday someone will come out with a new and novel skating style, and everyone will smack their foreheads wishing they had thought of it years ago.
 
petros
#2
Go ahead and give skating sideways a try.
 
talloola
#3
It's amazing how fast they actually go.
 
vinod1975
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

It's amazing how fast they actually go.

I believe its more then 100 KM ph or 62.13 Miles per hour
 
Bar Sinister
#5
Actually the aerial skiing looks as if it hurts more.
 
talloola
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by vinod1975 View Post

I believe its more then 100 KM ph or 62.13 Miles per hour

that can't be possible, if I'm travelling 100 km per hr.
down the freeway, there is no way one of those skaters
is going to keep up to me.
 
FiveParadox
#7
It's not quite that fast, but pretty impressive nonetheless.

List of speed skating records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
EagleSmack
#8
I think hockey and any sort of skating is exhausting. It has always amazed me with the lung power required to skate for that long and skate hard with both hockey and speed skating. I bet speed skaters have the strongest thighs around.
 
Avro
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

Actually the aerial skiing looks as if it hurts more.

The training takes a toll on them. In the summer they pratice by jumping into water about 1500 times.
 
AnnaG
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

I think hockey and any sort of skating is exhausting. It has always amazed me with the lung power required to skate for that long and skate hard with both hockey and speed skating. I bet speed skaters have the strongest thighs around.

Along with cyclists.
 

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