Re: Carl Lewis 30ft Long Jump

>I once saw Tom Tellez at a clinic speaking on the LJ. He showed many clips of

>Carl Lewis. He showed one particular clip in which Lewis, at mid flight, was

>approx. 18" higher than his norm. Tellez showed this jump superimposed on the

>screen against other 28'+ jumps. This was 'obviously' going to be 30+. Carl

>got frightened and described it as 'feeling out of control' and bailed on the

>jump making it a glorified run-through, landing upright and running out the

>back of the pit

let's see if this really was the case of the hooked 30ft Great White which got away after the line broke

suppose King's "average" jump is 8.50 & his variation in angle is usually 18 - 22 degrees (accepted range by coaches,etc)

for an 8.50m jump with 18 deg. -> speed of 9.88m/s with high point of 1.73m.

now he was supposedly 18" (45cm) higher.this means we have to find jump with speed of 9.88m/s & higher angle which produces a high point of 1.73 + 0.45m = 2.18m

after trial & error inputting in link: we get an angle of 25.6 degrees & distance of 9.82m or 32'2" !!!

this is obviously not realistic,so lets try the other end & his normal 8.50 jump with 22 degrees:

this indicates speed of 9.38m/s & max. ht. of 1.88m.

now add our 18" (45cm) to this,we get ht. of 2.33m or 7'8" !!(no wonder he bailed out,a world class HJ'er would have been proud of that !)

so we need to find a jump with speed of 9.38m/s & ht. of 2.33m:

after trial & error,we have jump with angle 29.4 degrees & distance:

9.47m or 31' 3/4" !!

this would be more like it.

so if this story was true,he was probably on for a jump around the 31' mark ( still sounds to me like the 30ft Great White that got away)

>I once saw Tom Tellez at a clinic speaking on the LJ. He showed many clips of

>Carl Lewis. He showed one particular clip in which Lewis, at mid flight, was

>approx. 18" higher than his norm. Tellez showed this jump superimposed on the

>screen against other 28'+ jumps. This was 'obviously' going to be 30+. Carl

>got frightened and described it as 'feeling out of control' and bailed on the

>jump making it a glorified run-through, landing upright and running out the

>back of the pit

let's see if this really was the case of the hooked 30ft Great White which got away after the line broke

suppose King's "average" jump is 8.50 & his variation in angle is usually 18 - 22 degrees (accepted range by coaches,etc)

for an 8.50m jump with 18 deg. -> speed of 9.88m/s with high point of 1.73m.

now he was supposedly 18" (45cm) higher.this means we have to find jump with speed of 9.88m/s & higher angle which produces a high point of 1.73 + 0.45m = 2.18m

after trial & error inputting in link: we get an angle of 25.6 degrees & distance of 9.82m or 32'2" !!!

this is obviously not realistic,so lets try the other end & his normal 8.50 jump with 22 degrees:

this indicates speed of 9.38m/s & max. ht. of 1.88m.

now add our 18" (45cm) to this,we get ht. of 2.33m or 7'8" !!(no wonder he bailed out,a world class HJ'er would have been proud of that !)

so we need to find a jump with speed of 9.38m/s & ht. of 2.33m:

after trial & error,we have jump with angle 29.4 degrees & distance:

9.47m or 31' 3/4" !!

this would be more like it.

so if this story was true,he was probably on for a jump around the 31' mark ( still sounds to me like the 30ft Great White that got away)

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