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Luge wipeouts are the only thing scarier than the luge

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Sandra Robatscher of Italy wiped the heck out, reminding us that the luge is completely terrifying.

Let us recap the luge, shall we?

- You wear skintight spandex and spike-gloves in freezing temperatures
- You climb aboard a tiny sled
- You hurl yourself as fast as you can down a giant ice-covered death-tunnel
- You can reach a speed of up to 87 mph
- Your only method of steering is flexing your muscles while laying flat on your back
- You won't really be able to see very well while you do this
- You're doing this all for a round piece of metal on a ribbon

So yeah, luge is pretty bonkers. What's also bonkers is when you wipe out while doing so, which is what happened to Sandra Robatscher on Sunday.

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Just comes right off there. The sled keeps going, though. The sled doesn't give a crap. Sled is as sled does.

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Yeeeeeeesh. Add luge to your nightmare list.