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General articles on twisting somersaults

Twisting somersaults are considered from the viewpoint of the two possible motions of a rigid body: the twisting somersault and the wobbling somersault. The abilities of techniques for producing twist before takeoff and after takeoff are investigated using a computer simulation model and a method is presented for determining the contributions of the various twisting techniques to actual performances. Progressions for learning twisting somersaults are based upon the results of computer simulations.




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