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Athlete who practices luge; the luge racer starts a race in a seated position, then uses the runners to generate momentum and the hands to accelerate before lying down.
Hard piece of equipment designed to protect the head.
Covering for the hand and wrist; the fingertips contain studs for greater manual traction at the start.
Transparent or tinted piece of equipment that is attached to the front of the helmet and tucks under the chin to reduce air resistance; it protects the eyes and the face.
Skintight one-piece garment that reduces air resistance; a luge racer can carry extra weight underneath the suit to reach the maximum allowable weight.
Wooden fiberglass or plastic platform with a backless seat; luge racers lie on their backs.