#2243: SledHeads

Athletes in the various bobsled events go to enormous lengths to achieve greater speed.

Today’s invention is a new form of helmet attachment.


The pilot would have a (yellow) biconcave spacer attached to his helmet.

Similar fitments would be applied to the pushers in eg a four-man bob.

The brakeman would have a tapering helmet attachment as shown (blue).

This would allow a crew to press their heads together during a run and thus greatly smooth their combined aerodynamic profile.

One Comment:

  1. This seems to suggest that the sideways movement of the sled dominates (not sure that makes sense): http://www.wired.com/playbook/2013/02/bmw-us-bobsled-2/

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