How To Build A Land Luge Track
Want to learn how to build a land luge track? There are very few artificial luge tracks in the world which are employed during Olympic and international events to make sure the playing field is even. Requirements are different for games held in winter and there are not many artificial luge tracks to cater for the change in temperature. An artificial luge track can be built for use on such world class tracks.
Things you will need to build a land luge track:
- Cameras capable of capturing motion
- Laser device
- Big digital clocks
- Buy evaporators so artificial luge tracks are cooled to an appropriate level. Coupled with a refrigeration system, an evaporator helps cool the strong structure in a way that the luging surface becomes smooth.
- Make the concrete edges of your luge track round so they are used in the form of outside barriers while the competitions are on the track. Do this with the main layer when construction has just begun.
- Position the evaporators below the concrete layer at appropriate distances. The evaporators will maintain a constant temperature of about negative five to negative ten degree Celsius at distances ranging from 100 to 125 feet.
- Distribute water on the concrete and coordinate regarding this with the maintenance staff. The aim now is to water every part of the track after the evaporators cool the surface of the concrete layer. The thickness of the ice is two inches, but a little more thickness will ensure that the layer does not melt during the event.
- Measure the length and width of the track as soon as the design of the track is ready. Usually, the length of an Olympic luge track is less than a mile to make races short. The track is then easier to maintain. It is necessary to make the starting point of the track 350 to 450 feet more in height compared to the point of finish. This is to give the participant the required momentum at the beginning of a race.
- Look for a timing system and a laser device for the start and finish line. A laser device assists in keeping track of participants who disqualify at the starting point. It is also required to identify the winner at the finish line. The timing system, on the other hand, helps keep the timelines in place.
- A camera will be useful as it will help achieve better angles while television networks are covering the events. This will also bring out certain problematic areas on the track.