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Title: Twisting techniques used in freestyle aerial skiing
Authors: Yeadon, Maurice R.
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: © Human Kinetics
Citation: YEADON, M.R., 1989. Twisting techniques used in freestyle aerial skiing. Journal of Applied Biomechanics (formerly International Journal of Sport Biomechanics), 5(2) pp. 275-284
Abstract: At the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, six triple somersaults with three twists or four twists were filmed using two cameras. Angles describing body configuration and orientation were determined and were used as input into a computer simulation model of aerial movement. It was found that the twist angle of each simulation deviated from the corresponding angie obtained fTom film hy less than 0.08 revolutions during the first somersault of each movement. Contributions to the tilt angle after one somersault were determined using simulations based on modifications ofthe film data. It was found that of the six competitors, two initiated the twist during the takeoff phase, two initiated the twist during the aerial phase, and two used a combination of both methods.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics [© Human Kinetics]. The definitive version is available at: http://journals.humankinetics.com/JAB
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8685
Publisher Link: http://journals.humankinetics.com/AcuCustom/SiteName/Documents/DocumentItem/10727.pdf
ISSN: 1543-2688
1065-8483
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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