I was especially pleased to see Amy win gold for the UK. The behind the scenes that has gone on to achieve this is quite interesting to me as an engineer, most of the competing countries have university etc designing and building the sledges for their competitors. The UK entry was designed and build by the company Bromley from Rotherham with a ex F1 designer as the technical director and they beet the rest well done to the whole team.
"So is the success or failure of the contestant purely down to the sledge?"
No its not, buts its also not down to a off the peg sledge, both have to work together. What I was trying to get across was that the project UK was better that some of the others, The Swiss have very large resources behind a lot of the equipment look at the ski jumper with the bindings on his skis. Its good to see the UK actually achieving something whole-heartedly and giving our sports people advantages as with the cyclist at the last summer Olympics.
by a team of engineers working under the collaborative name of Balckroc. I'm sure that they would freely acknowledge the fact that good as their sled is, the bulk of the credit is due to Amy's skill as a rider.