• Short Summary

    Trampolines and indoor ski ramps are aiding enthusiasts in Salt Lake City, Utah, to become acrobatic "hot-Dog" skiers with the minimum of broken bones.

  • Description

    Trampolines and indoor ski ramps are aiding enthusiasts in Salt Lake City, Utah, to become acrobatic "hot-Dog" skiers with the minimum of broken bones.

    An enthusiast by the name of Charlie Pond has managed to rig up a freely suspended harness which gives the novice skier support as he tries his first tentative somersault with skis on. Initial lift-off is given by a trampoline.

    After practising the somersault and double twist by this method, the skiers progress to an indoor miniaturised ski ramp. Here, too, they are supported buy a harness suspended from the roof.

    The inventor is hoping that his innovations will enable novice skiers to cut out the spinal injuries that have been one of the hazards of Hot-Dog Skiing.

    SYNOPSIS: Hot-Dog skiing -- a blend of acrobatics on skis - has been growing in popularity in the United States. It has also produced a growing crop of accidents. But one enthusiast has come up with a novel idea for training skiers. A report from Slat Lake City:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA246QDZOMENCTKT2VVXIRQX53C
    Media URN:
    VLVA246QDZOMENCTKT2VVXIRQX53C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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