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A simulation model and a rigid body model are used to evaluate aerial twisting techniques. It
is found that when somersault is not present, a number of cycles of segment counter-rotation are
required to produce one twist. When somersault is present, twist may be introduced by producing
tilt using asymmetrical movements of the arms, chest or hips about the sagittal plane. The same
asymmetrical movements may be used to remove tilt, although the effectiveness of these techniques
is dependent upon body configuration and the direction of somersault.