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Ice-Covered Springboard

For skaters who want higher jumps.
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Well, maybe I don't need to say anything more than is in the title and subtitle. The extra height would make it easy to do flips as well as spins, for example.
Vernon, Feb 21 2014

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       Extra height is only a good thing if you've also accounted for the extra drop.
Alterother, Feb 21 2014
  

       Sure, why not?   

       Does it have a ramp you skate up to the diving board?
doctorremulac3, Feb 21 2014
  

       Probability of spectacular injuries. [+]   

       Lack of dangerous, ill-considered and inadvisable employment single-use pyrotechnic impulse engines. [-]   

       Vote: Neutral
8th of 7, Feb 21 2014
  

       [doctorremulac3], the springboard I'm talking about is the type used by gymnasts when doing a vault. I picked it over an ordinary ramp, to cover with ice, because ramps are too obvious (the snow-sport events seem to have them everywhere).
Vernon, Feb 22 2014
  

       You'd need to buy in some flexible ice.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2014
  

       Buy the rocket motors first, though.   

       The flexibility could be achieved by fixing many narrow parallel channels to the upper surface of the springboard, like a sort of ice- cube tray.
8th of 7, Feb 22 2014
  

       //You'd need to buy in some flexible ice.//   

       //The flexibility could be achieved by fixing many narrow parallel channels to the upper surface of the springboard, like a sort of ice- cube tray.//   

       I was thinking the stiff board would just have a spring pivot at the base end.   

       This is definitely something would want to see. I like this idea as an extended diving board like concept where they skate up, the whole board tilts down as they skate along it then it vaults them up 6 feet in the air. Extra points for landing alive.
doctorremulac3, Feb 22 2014
  

       Well, the landing is kind of going to happen anyway …
8th of 7, Feb 22 2014
  

       It is possible to land alive even when falling from great heights. People who fall hundreds of feet regularly land alive.   

       It's the instant after the landing that's usually the decisive moment.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2014
  
      
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