Luge track safety

@article{Hubbard2012LugeTS,
  title={Luge track safety},
  author={Mont Hubbard},
  journal={Sports Engineering},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={123-135}
}
  • M. Hubbard
  • Published 20 December 2012
  • Physics
  • Sports Engineering
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