Olympic Bobsleds Use Intercomp Scales for Setup

Did you know bobsleds have to be corner-balanced, just like your track car? It doesn’t come as a huge surprise, after all the sport’s biggest enemy is friction, so setup is vital. Four of the United States Olympic Team’s two-man bobsleds and one of their four-man sleds—competing starting today—were set up on one of Intercomp’s RFX™ Wireless racing scales, the same thing you would use to corner-balance your Miata or BMW. The olympic team also used a variety of other Intercomp equipment you may be familiar with to perfect their setup, including digital turn plates, digital angle gauges, deluxe pyrometers and a digital durometer. How will they do? Let’s watch and find out together.

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Streetwiseguy UltimaDork
2/21/18 1:21 p.m.

I wonder if Geoff Bodine is still involved in building bobsleds?  After the winter games at Lake Placid, he was embarrassed by the lousy equipment the Americans had, and spent some stock car time and money on building new high end stuff.  Bo-Dyne sleds maybe?

snailmont5oh HalfDork
2/21/18 7:09 p.m.

I was just getting ready to say that I'd be surprised if a Bo-Dyn bobsled *wasn't* corner weighted by Intercomp scales, since they're the most common scales to see at a race track, and Geoff Bodine is a racer. 

I was happy when he decided to build our teams some real bobsleds, instead of our guys getting stuff that wasn't good enough for the Germans. 

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