OPTIMUM TECHNIQUE FOR MAXIMISING FORWARD SOMERSAULT ROTATION IN TRAMPOLINING
Keywords: trampolining, takeoff, simulation, model, optimisation, torque-driven
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the optimal technique to produce somersault rotation in forwards rotating somersaulting skills. A 7-segment planar, torque-driven simulation model of a trampolinist was developed. The trampoline was represented by horizontal and vertical force-displacement relationships. The model was evaluated using recorded performances of three forward somersaulting skills. Optimised takeoff technique produced an increase of 9% in rotation potential using a more open shoulder angle and a greater initial horizontal velocity.
Modelling / Simulation
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