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Man has always been a big fan and supporter of competition. While competition is what led to our race becoming what it is today, it also turns out that competition has been one of the major forms of entertainment for years. Everything from competitive fighting to mainstream sports like football and cricket are sports that millions of people have been entertained by and are interested in supporting and following. Over the years, the spectrum of competitions considered as sports has increased vastly and competitions like car racing and even snooker have made their way into the now broad palate of sports. As we all got used to normal sports and we craved more excitement, a new breed of sport competition evolved. This new brand of sport is away from all norms and includes competitions with more excitement and a touch of danger that adds to the overall experience. One of the competitions that has found much popularity since its inception and provides the right amount of adrenaline rush to its supporters is the sport called Ski Jumping.
Ski Jumping is exactly what is says on the box. It is basically competitors jumping wearing skis. What makes this possible is the fact that the skiers are required to slide down a slope, called an in-run, which curves up as a ramp in order to provide enough velocity and angle for the farthest and fastest jump. The slope needs to be covered in ice for it to be able to be slippery enough so ski jumping competitions are usually held in the winters and the sport is also part of the Winter Olympics. People looking to watch a ski jumping competition in the summer can head to the mountains where it always snows or visit one of the artificial ski jumping arenas. The catch with these competitions and also the most important part is the scoring. While judges score the jumpers on speed and distance, tricks play a pivotal role in the scoring process. A ski jumping competition includes jumpers performing all kinds of tricks and turns while they are airborne and their landing and the intensity plus skill of the trick leads to a final score. Naturally, thicker and wider skis are used for ski jumping as normal skis would not be able to handle all that excitement!
The first ever known ski jumper was a Norwegian Lieutenant named Olaf Rye who completed his first ski jump in 1809. He used to show off his ski jumping skills in front of an audience of army personnel. These audiences then expanded and small scale ski jumping competitions would take place over Norway, a fact that led Norway to become the home of ski jumping. This led to the first ever widely known and biggest ski jumping competition in 1879. The excitement and skill involved in the sport led it to rapid popularity which later converged into the becoming a part of the Winter Olympics in 1924. Norway is still the place with the most record holding skiers and the best and widely recognized ski jumping competitions.
There are a total of three types of ski jumping competitions. They all observe the same rules but have different measurements for the ramp and in-run. The smallest being the Normal hill competitions and the largest being the Ski-flying competitions. The most widely used are the Large Hill competitions. When the game is presented in the Olympics, it is a team sport and each team is represented by four jumpers each. Each jumper is allowed one practice jump and two scored ones.
Ski jumping competitions are a hugely entertaining experience anywhere they take place but the Olympics just take the anticipation up another notch. The 2010 Winter Olympics are taking place at Whistler in Canada and as usual, ski jumping is one of the competitions you can catch this year. The whole atmosphere will be elevated due to the Olympic fever and this could be your once in a lifetime chance to be at an Olympics event. If you think the excitement, adrenaline rush and jaw dropping skills of a ski jumping event are something that fits your idea of fun and excitement, nothing should stop you from getting your Ski Jumping Tickets at great prices from us today.
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