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Canada Ski Team Using Secret GPS STEALTH Technology

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Just announced, Canada's 3 year secret GPS development project called STEALTH to put Canada's ski team on the podium in 2010 Olympics.

Canada's skiers get ahead for 2010 with STEALTH technology
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Looks like a great tool. Considering the principle behind it (speed/trajectory recording in a very small interval) is used often in different race sports, it makes me wonder why no other teams/groups/.. came up with it already.
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I hope all the Canadian athletes do well, but especially Britt Janyk who is a Whistler local - I have tickets to the Womens downhill and it would be great to see her win gold at home.
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Cool technology, but I hope they get spanked by pure talent.
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post

Cool technology, but I hope they get spanked by pure talent.

Self-spanking will be quite interesting to witness.
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 It's not all that secret, as this article tells. At least US and Italian team was using same (or similar) thing at least since June. But nevertheless it's still impressive, especially reported accuracy. It would be cool to have something like this... as pure fun, nothing more :)
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Originally Posted by primoz View Post

 It's not all that secret, as this article tells. At least US and Italian team was using same (or similar) thing at least since June. But nevertheless it's still impressive, especially reported accuracy. It would be cool to have something like this... as pure fun, nothing more :)

I am sure next year there will be an iPhone application for every ski racer to analyze their last run on the ride back up the mountain. 
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Neat.  Similar tech has been used in autocracing for quite a while to provide the feedback useful in improving one's performance.  It's amazing what you can learn from feedback on an entire run, not just its final elapsed time.  I'm rather surprised to hear it hasn't been used in skiing before.  Go figure.
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catskills it's not so much about application. Smartcom GPS, which works fine with my Nokia phone has enough data. Only problem is, that accuracy depends on GPS (and in reality, consumer gps aren't anywhere near 5cm accuracy no matter what people in some other thread were telling). Ok there's also another problem, and that's that neither GPS nor application itself allow 1ms sampling ;) So instead of 30 turns, I get maybe two or three. So my GS track looks more like KL run :lol:
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