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Sports Biomechanics and Motor Control Research Group

Control of twisting somersaults

control of twisting somersaults A double straight somersault is unstable in the sense that there will be a noticeable build-up of twist unless in-flight corrections are made using asymmetrical arm movement. In a twisting somersault the final amounts of twist and somersault rotation will only be close to those desired if in-flight adjustments in body configuration are made. These articles use computer simulation to investigate such control strategies.



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