Downhill Simulator for World's Best Racers
A duet of the most advanced software and the brand new Kinematic Power Vest — the Downhill Simulator Upgrade is a turning point in professional winter sports.
Training on a GPS replica of Olympic Sochi mountain allowed the U.S. Ski Team to beat the competition on the toughest course in the history of Winter Games. Now athletes can tackle Beaver Creek practicing twelve month a year from anywhere in the world!
Full-blown G-force effects, intense vibrations and compression effects combined with a unique GPS scouting technology recreate real downhill experience.
A challenge for the team of developers
This task becomes even trickier when training in unfamiliar ski areas, as each practice run involves a lot of prior work: square miles of snow must be thoroughly groomed, gates erected, nets and padding placed, and opportunities to carry out training are extremely limited.
But what if athletes and authorities didn’t have to spend all the time and money?
What if scientists and experts brought them a chance to learn any course by heart without leaving their training facilities?
And a new tool for Olympic athletes
The entire mountains are GPS-scanned and rendered in meticulous detail, foot by foot, so that not only is every turn, jump, side-hill and traverse right where it is on original courses, but all the trees can be seen just where they happened to emerge from under the snow.
More important though are complex interrelations between the virtual terrain, the profile of the slope, and a skier's motions. The uniqueness of the program lies in its carefully elaborated correspondence between the movements of the trainee and reactions of real skis and a real slope.
New technology: inside and out
Besides sophisticated computer engineering, the ‘tangible’, mechanic part of Ski Simulators presented another challenge. While all existing models of SkyTechSport Ski Simulators are great for slalom and GS practice, downhill discipline has an entirely different physics due to extreme speeds.
The new SkyTechSport machines incorporate powerful drives that recreate downhill G-force effect, simulating intense vibrations and compression effects of up to 150 kg in load value. Dozens of sensing units read all of the skier’s movements and make possible recreating the exact same sensations.
The simulator allows to choose snow conditions and adjust the smallest features of terrain. What is more, the computer system creates a stunning visual experience, letting us all witness a giant leap of progress in professional sports equipment.
SkyTechSport got Olympic-standard ski training onto a fundamentally different level with Olympic teams of several countries already using the machines to prepare their athletes before races.
Beaver Creek, USA
More innovations are on the way...
The potential of the unequalled technology and equipment is as great as the peaks of Zermatt, Beaver Creek and Les Trois Vallées combined, even more so as the plans for the near future include rendering more and more famous ski areas.