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Virtual Reality Slalom Skiing

boarditupboarditup Posts: 585 Crazy Baller
With the advent of Google Glass and the up coming VR sets, coupled with Garmin GPS pucks and Google Earth, and a few other technology advances, we may be able to have Virtual Reality slalom courses. The course would appear in the glasses of the skier and the driver could also have a display. While this may not be immediately acceptable for tournaments, it would solve the problem of skiing in open water where slalom courses do not exist. Michigan, for example, makes portable courses illegal without a Marine Event Permit. With the technology, you could ski in any suitable water and even have electronic playback. Great for practice.

As for eventual tournament use, still several things to work out even conceptually. However, this would eliminate the multiple judges and officials. The feedback lets you know immediately your score. Imagine, no more site surveys, etc.

I still don't have any hope for virtual jump, however...

With all the talk about the difficulty of tournament skiing the advancement of technology may give us an answer to slalom course access and broken ankles from hitting the ball.

Karl DeLooff - Powered by the wind


  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,913 Mega Baller
    Now I shall motivate this with the classic motivation that no engineer can ever resist:

    That is clearly impossible.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,266 Mega Baller
    Nothing is impossible in the Matrix.
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • crashmancrashman Posts: 722 Crazy Baller
    As long as the virtual buoys are bubble buoys I'm in
    slalom addiction triggering irrational behavior
  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,258 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Than_Bogan .....not impossible; virtually impossible ;-)
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,213 Mega Baller
    Isn't Ball of Spray already Virtual Reality Slalom Skiing?
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,263 Mega Baller
    @thager I ran -38 a few min ago in another thread.
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,213 Mega Baller
    Yes, you did! I saw it from the Horton Cam...
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • E_TE_T Posts: 625 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    Anyone else smell Peyote?
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

    "Leave nothing on the dock"~AM
  • WayneWayne Posts: 569 Crazy Baller
    Engineers only smell patents.
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