Perfomance Success In Ski-Jumping Related To Vertical Take-Off Velocity Measured In The Field And In Laboratory Conditions

  • B. Jost
Keywords: winter sports, ski jumping, speed


Speed of movement respresents the ability essential for successful performance of a sportsman in many branches of sport. This is especially important in ski-jumping where the skier must develop optimum vertical velocity corresponding to the correct ski-jumping technique in extremely complex and demanding inertial environment. The objective of this investigation was to establish the size of the attained vertical velocity measured both in the field and laboratory conditions; its stability and relation to the jump length. The results of the investigation will be, above all, useful to experts in developing the take-off technique of ski jumpers, and in building a model of performance in ski jumping.