Downhill Simulator For The 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 all year round from anywhere in the world!
Full-blown G-force effects, intense vibrations and compression effects all combined with a unique GPS scouting technology, recreate the true 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 effectively are extremely limited.
But what if athletes and authorities didn’t have to waste all that time and money?
What if scientists and experts brought them a chance to learn any course by heart without leaving their training facility?
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 importantly though is the 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 it possible to recreate the exact same sensations.
The simulator also allows someone to choose different snow conditions and adjust even the smallest features of the terrain. Once 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 unsurpassed technology and equipment is as great as the peaks of Zermatt, Beaver Creek and Les Trois Vallées combined and plans for the near future include rendering even more famous ski areas.