DSS customer Terry Holland has been in the sport seemingly forever - he's been on the U.S. National Team for 20 consecutive years now. With that much time spent sliding, you're bound to hit a few proverbial rocks in the proverbial road. At the 1987 / 88 World Cup in St. Moritz, Terry showed up with a sled built up with a ton of padding to act as a fairing around his shoulders and arms. He said the sled was extremely comfortable due to all that soft foam. I'm sure it was - as long as you were riding on the sled. Here he experiments with an alternate line through Horseshoe on a training run. By race day, he had things sorted out better, scoring a career-best 4th place finish. By the way, that sort of padding treatment is no longer allowed by the rules.
Davenport Skeleton Sleds - last modified March 6, 2003