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Since 1932 mad, crazy people have attached planks of wood (or these days planks of high tech carbon fibre) to their feet in order to ski for a very short distance in a straight line down a ramp on the side of a hill in the German Black Forest town of Titisee-Neustadt. After some 100m of this rather boring version of downhill skiing, by which time the skier is approaching speeds of 100km per hour (over 60mph), the ramp all of a sudden is not there. This is the point at which the 'skiing' becomes 'flying', and things get very exciting indeed. ...
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