SKI JUMPING CRYPTOGRAM PUZZLES: Solutions
Ski jumping is a sport in which a skier skis down an inrun to a take-off ramp and tries to fly as far a possible before landing. Points are awarded for distance accuracy and style. Style points are awarded for steadiness of the skis, body position, balance, and landing technique.
The sport originated in Norway. The first known ski jumper was a Norwegian lieutenant who jumped in front of an audience of other soldiers. The first proper competition was in eighteen sixty-two in Trysil, Norway.
The ski jumper's technique is very important for both distance and style. The modern V-technique enables skiers to exceed the distance by about ten percent compared to parallel skis. Skiers today also point their arms straight backwards instead of out front.