Re: Audi A6 goes DOWN a Ski Jump - and off the end breaking a jump record!!
cable was only there fo r safety and dint help with the pulling up, if it was for pulling up why bother changing tyres? as would get up no matter what. but for safety reasons they needed something. other wise car could slip down and he would probbaly die as it shot off the end of ramp and ino teh ground.
When the UR quattro came out and coupe quattro they advertised it as being able to drive up a ski slope (afaik its the same one). They used a cable then, but under same conditions, its only there so that when car slides it doesn't fly off the end or crash thru the barrier!