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  • Cracking the Long-Jump Code

    Found in today's Wall Street Journal (of all places):
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...230248970.html

    Albert Caruana
    http://www.crosscountryexpress.com
    www.albertcaruana.blogspot.com

  • #2
    Re: Cracking the Long-Jump Code

    By comparison, records in other events have crumbled like sand castles. The men's high-jump record has been broken 18 times since 1968
    Er.... not the best example he might have chosen.

    It helped that Beamon was jumping in the thin air of Mexico City with a slight wind at his back
    Yes that might have been a slight help.

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    • #3
      Re: Cracking the Long-Jump Code

      An instantaneous read-back of horizontal velocity, vertical velocity and angle of attack off the board? Yeah, I want that. Ignore hi-tech resources at your own peril. This is bio-mechanical feed-back at its best. It can't make a silk purse out a sow's ear, but it can turn an inconsistent X jumper into a consistent X+1 jumper (under the proper guidance). A certain m-monikered erstwhile poster here pooh-poohed training technology. Me? Not so much.

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      • #4
        Re: Cracking the Long-Jump Code

        There was some jumper out of..hmmm?...Washington/WSU? who did a somersault into the pit. Or did I dream that?

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        • #5
          Re: Cracking the Long-Jump Code

          you obviously haven't been reading all the posts here of late!

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          • #6
            Re: Cracking the Long-Jump Code

            It wasn't a dream - nightmare maybe.

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