• Short Summary

    Para-skiing is a new winter sport made up of two contrasting disciplines - target parachuting and alpine giant slalom on skis.At Bad Wiessee, a small alpine town in West Germany, more than 20 teams, each made up of four people, competed at the Europe Cup events.The first part began 800 metres above the ground with a helicopter jump.There are prescribed methods for each of the four team members so that all land on the target, which is only 15 centimetres wide.Each centimetre outside the target brings one minus point.The first parachuter free-falls for a long distance, the second for a shorter time and so on.Each team goes into the air six times, so the helicopter pilot has to work quickly.The parachute can be accurately guided even in the mountain currents.The second part of the competition, the alpine giant slalom, is run the following day.The giant slalom race is run twice and contestants' times added together.The course is 1,600 metres long with a 300 metre drop.Number 6, Michael Kreuzer of West Germany, was the fastest on both runs.The strength of his times in the giant slalom brought overall victory to the West German team.

  • Description

    1.
    CU PULL BACK TO GV Helicopter taking off.
    0.08

    2.
    CU INTERIOR Helicopter control, parachuters prepare for jump. (2 SHOTS)
    0.22

    3.
    GVs & CU Parachuters landing on slopes of ski area. (3 SHOTS)
    0.45

    4.
    CU INTERIOR Helicopter.
    0.51

    5.
    GV Helicopter landing in snow, more parachuters board chopper. (2 SHOTS)
    1.06

    6.
    GV PULL BACK Helicopter taking off.
    1.14

    7.
    CU & GV IN AIR Parachute straps, AERIAL VIEW valley. (2 SHOTS)
    1.25

    8.
    GV Parachuter approaching ground.
    1.36

    9.
    GV Downhill racer in starting gate, then racing along course. (2 SHOTS)
    1.55




    Initials BB/JRS



    SPORT: PARA-SKIING

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    Background: Para-skiing is a new winter sport made up of two contrasting disciplines - target parachuting and alpine giant slalom on skis.At Bad Wiessee, a small alpine town in West Germany, more than 20 teams, each made up of four people, competed at the Europe Cup events.The first part began 800 metres above the ground with a helicopter jump.There are prescribed methods for each of the four team members so that all land on the target, which is only 15 centimetres wide.Each centimetre outside the target brings one minus point.The first parachuter free-falls for a long distance, the second for a shorter time and so on.Each team goes into the air six times, so the helicopter pilot has to work quickly.The parachute can be accurately guided even in the mountain currents.The second part of the competition, the alpine giant slalom, is run the following day.The giant slalom race is run twice and contestants' times added together.The course is 1,600 metres long with a 300 metre drop.Number 6, Michael Kreuzer of West Germany, was the fastest on both runs.The strength of his times in the giant slalom brought overall victory to the West German team.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEHP51TPNORXZN5W96MITEZ0ZH
    Media URN:
    VLVAEHP51TPNORXZN5W96MITEZ0ZH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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