Ski jumpers are amazing! Evel Knievel has nothing on them for thrill nor distance!
5 meters (the distance the youngest jumpers go) is 16.5 feet=the distance from the foul line to the basket in basketball.
10 meters (the distance a strong, young jumper goes off of the 20k at SWSA) is 33 feet=FIRST DOWN!
15 meters (the distance experienced, young jumpers go) is 50 feet=longer than a coach bus
and so on...
65 meters (about the farthest jumpers go off the 70k at Satre Hill-SWSA) is 213 feet=MUCH further than Mr. Knievel's best motorcycle jump ever (130 feet, estimated by this blogger).
These athletes are strong and skilled!