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  • #31
    Originally posted by jc203 View Post

    I'd never claim to know more about HJ than Dwight, but as a jumper and later a coach I respectfully disagree with his philosophy that jumpers ought to barely clear each height. That attitude may have been within his skill set as a world class performer. But for mere mortals I always emphasized making each jump as similar as possible.

    Aiming for minimal clearance of each advancing height involves re-calibrating force on take off or run up speed and step measurement, or trajectory at take-off or all of the above.
    That's a pretty complex set of variables for all but the most elite of elite athletes.

    Absolutely. I totally agree with you on Stones. Ar they going to risk a miss by trying for minimum clearances? Who does that?

    I think Tuariki nails it on this thread.