How fast does the bobsled go?

150 km/h

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In this regard, what makes a bobsled go fast?

The speed of the bobsled is determined by physics. It is a combination of maximizing acceleration of the sled at the start of the run and minimizing forces that slow down the sled. The colder and harder the ice is, the faster for the sleds. Warmer, softer ice is generally slower.

One may also ask, how dangerous is bobsledding? Bobsleigh is also dangerous. Eighteen per cent of bobsledders reported an injury at Sochi, similar to the rate in Vancouver. And although one person was killed during a training run in luge in Vancouver, injuries in that sport were relatively uncommon: just two per cent of competitors at that Olympics.

One may also ask, what is faster bobsled luge or skeleton?

The sharp edges of the luge runners help make the luge sleds faster than their skeleton counterparts. So, yes, luge is faster. But to be clear, skeleton is very fast. So is the bobsled.

Does a heavier bobsled go faster?

Why does a bobsled travel faster when it has more mass? It has higher potential energy due to more mass. This in turn is turned into kinetic energy as it slides downhill. If you put a heavier person on a static bobsled on level ground it would have no more kinetic energy than a lighter person.

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