- : Always wear approved safety gear, including a helmet, when you luge. If you're not an experienced luger, head out to the track with an instructor.
- Step 1: Sit up; hold handles Sit up straight on the sled and grab the handles on both sides of the track.
- Step 2: Push forward Slide the sled forward using your hips, then backwards, and then give it one final massive push forward, letting go of the handles.
- Step 3: Paddle Paddle against the ice three or four times with your spiked gloves.
- Step 4: Lean back Lean back with your head back, and your toes pointed straight downhill.
- TIP: Try to keep your head level with the track, despite the strong gravitational pull.
- Step 5: Steer Steer using your head, shoulders, and calves.
- TIP: Maintain your balance and steer minimally to avoid unnecessary friction.
- Step 6: Maintain posture and concentration Maintain your posture and concentration, and you'll be at the bottom before you know it.
- FACT: Luge sleds can reach speeds of more than 80 miles per hour.
You Will Need
- Ice track
- Spiked gloves