Luge training also involves sessions in wind tunnels, during which athletes figure out the form that achieves minimum aerodynamic drag. Monitors above the sliders head and at his feet display a number that represents the amount of drag hes experiencing. During the session, with wind blowing over and against him at 90 mph, the athlete makes minute adjustments to his position to lower the drag number.
Training for luge is about strength and precision, but a slider has to have a certain temperament, too. In a CBC interview, Chris Moffat of the Canadian Luge Team explains, The fastest people are the people that are out of control. Its the fact that youre not always in control thats nice. In luge, adrenaline junkies win.