Professor Luge, Aerodynamik

Aerodynamics: New episode Professor Luge online

Salzburg (FIL) The International Luge Federation, FIL, launched the YouTube series "Professor Luge" in 2020 with exclusive information about the fastest sport on ice. In the videos, luger Rupert Staudinger (Team GB) explains the sport of luge in an informative and entertaining way.

In episode 5 of the FIL Luge Explainer Series, Russian former World Champion Semen Pavlichenko talks about his aerodynamic position on the sled. Even as a child he wanted to luge like Georg Hackl and Armin Zöggeler. Professor Luge explains the scientific formula of aerodynamics in luge: https://youtu.be/myRU1LqYlVU

The first episodes of the series can be seen online at the following links:

Episode 1 teaches the basics of winter sports on ice tracks and luge: https://youtu.be/ZPwL-jCdG_g

Episode 2 deals with the luge: technique, parts and construction of a luge sled for artificial track: https://youtu.be/nV3Eq7aO9zE

Episode 3 of the FIL luge series with Professor Luge deals with the smallest time unit that can be measured in luge. One thousandth of a second can decide about victory and defeat: https://youtu.be/TENLMRGfe3Q

Episode 4 gives information about the geometry of the runners or steel rails of a sled and how steering is possible. Which is the correct or fastest line in a curve? https://youtu.be/qL9aG-E4-WM

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