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Publication numberUS3912260 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 14, 1975
Filing dateJul 12, 1974
Priority dateDec 7, 1972
Publication numberUS 3912260 A, US 3912260A, US-A-3912260, US3912260 A, US3912260A
InventorsRice Walton M
Original AssigneeRice Walton M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Skiing simulator
US 3912260 A
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United States Patent [191 Rice [ SKIING SIMULATOR [76] Inventor: Walton M. Rice, 608 Godshall Road, Franconia, Pa. 18924 [22] Filed: July 12, 1974 [21] Appl. No.: 488,060

Related [1.5. Application Data [63] Continuation-impart of Ser. No. 313,198, Dec. 7,

1972, abandoned.

[52] US. Cl 272/57 B [51] Int. Cl. A63B 69/18 [58] Field of Search 272/57 B, 56.5 SS;

35/29 R, 12 R, 12 E, 12 P; 248/371 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,195,889 7/1965 Hall 272/56.5 SS

3,207,510 9/1965 Gibson 272/57 B 3,408,067 10/1968 Armstrong 272/57 B 3,731,919 5/1963 Schurch .t 272/57 B Primary Examiner-Richard J Apley Assistant ExaminerJoseph R. Taylor Attorney, Agent, or FirmDenny & Patane ABSTRACT A downhill skiing simulator for teaching and practicing skiing maneuvers which includes ski structural means, a ski pole simulating means and a frame to which they are secured. The ski structural means includes a turntable which is hydraulically rotatable back-and-forth in a horizontal plane and includes a rocker pivotal about a horizontal axis and which is also hydraulically actuated. The pivotal rocker carries a carriage to which is attached a ski mounting means. The carriage slides by gravity from one end of the rocker to the other, as the rocker and turntable are pivoted by motive means, while the skier grasps handles of the ski pole simulating means and performs various maneuvers.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification482/4, 482/71
International ClassificationA63B69/18
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/18
European ClassificationA63B69/18