Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Sports Biomechanics and Motor Control Research Group

Aerial movement

graphic of twisting somersault Twisting somersaults comprise the main elements of artistic gymnastics, tumbling, trampolining, diving, and freestyle aerial skiing. Research on twisting has used computer simulation to determine the extent to which various techniques are capable of producing twist and the contributions made by such techniques to actual performances. The ability to control twist by means of
in-flight corrections has been investigated by adding control systems with feedback time delays to the simulation model.

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