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  • #16
    Originally posted by Per Andersen
    I don't think Partyka is taking off too far away in the 2.37 jump. But I do think he could have held his clearance position a fraction longer. He seems to start his un-arching a fraction to soon. That's why his butt barely clears.
    So would it then be correct to infer that the most decorated jumpers are usually the ones with the best technique, and that their vertical abilities are all relatively normalized? Or is it more accurate to say that the truly great jumpers such as Sotomayor are the ones who have both world-class raw talent but also impeccable technique, such as Skeets or Jonathan Edwards? That video of Partyka leads me to believe that in terms of how leaping ability, he had to be on the upper, upper end but the technique side of the equation was lacking.

    Like I said before, I'm far from a HJ expert, I just find the event personally curious because it's most likely the event in which had the most enjoyable, carefree fun while goofing off in practice.

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    • #17
      Kemp or Partyka?
      I prefer Kemp. Superior rotation.
      Too me a flawless jump. Also during that jump, no part of his body is near the bar. Looks like a 2.40 jump at least. That's not the case with Partyka.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Per Andersen
        Kemp or Partyka?
        I prefer Kemp. Superior rotation.
        Too me a flawless jump. Also during that jump, no part of his body is near the bar. Looks like a 2.40 jump at least. That's not the case with Partyka.
        Kemp is another person who had tremendous potential. Some of his best jumps though were misses that would have been monster clearances if he planted in the right spot. He's another person that would typically come down on the bar and his arch was held pretty well throughout the phase on top. The run-up is 90% of your jump, as Carlo used to say.
        If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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