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Old 06-08-21, 07:48 AM
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In Case You Were Wondering.

This is how Simone Biles does it.

https://shura.shu.ac.uk/14332/1/McIne...20%28AM%29.pdf


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Amazing that she can obtain that height to do a tripple like that.... she is fantastic.
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Amazing that she can obtain that height to do a tripple like that.... she is fantastic.
The mathing aside, she is awe inspiring.
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I did that once flying off the back of a pickup no big deal. Didn’t get off the ground for about 10 minutes luckily nothing was broken just sore for about a month. Simone Biles is amazing mind boggling talented.
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I did that once flying off the back of a pickup...
I hear ya Hondo... In Texas it's a requirement for your, I was to drunk to ride in the cab so they put my puky arse in the back license...

Ya just need to note that Simone is not human. She does not need a drink or a truck to come out of it standing on her feet... Wow... What a girl...
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All that and a great smile to boot.
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That’s amazing.
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forgot how to breathe for a second. it's incredible
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And she pulled it off even with a very slight over-rotation. She has springs in her arms and legs.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I did that once flying off the back of a pickup no big deal. Didn’t get off the ground for about 10 minutes luckily nothing was broken just sore for about a month. Simone Biles is amazing mind boggling talented.
I did that too, but didnt stick the landing. had to spend 6 hours in surgery and got a lot of titanium in my wrist as a result. Just counting the number of screws you see will give you the chills. Twelve altogether.

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Can never go on an airplane without getting hassled eh? ^^^
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I did that too, but didnt stick the landing. had to spend 6 hours in surgery and got a lot of titanium in my wrist as a result. Just counting the number of screws you see will give you the chills. Twelve altogether.

Dang that is some serious hardware. The whole wrist rebuilt with titanium? I bet you hate going through metal detectors.
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Can never go on an airplane without getting hassled eh? ^^^
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Dang that is some serious hardware. The whole wrist rebuilt with titanium? I bet you hate going through metal detectors.
Actually, it doesn't activate the metal detectors at all. For a few times after I started flying again, I would tell them about it before I stepped through the scanner. They would just roll their eyes and motion me through, and it never went off. I'm even TSA-approved.

For what its worth, I was unloading a new compressor for my shop off the back of my F150 using a ramp. It was strapped to a dolly, and I tripped and went flying. I used both hands to brace the impact. The ulna in my right wrist blossomed out like a flower into many fractured pieces. I drove myself one-handed to the hospital - 19 miles away - and nearly passed out from the pain. When I got to the ER, my wife - director of IT there - had all my admission paperwork done. They took me right in. After a few painkillers, IV, etc, I was x-rayed and released after a temporary cast was installed. I had to wait a week for a surgery spot to open up, but it was worth it. The orthopedic surgeon originally quoted a two-hour procedure, but once he got into it, he stuck it out for four more hours to make it right, and I thank God for him every day. It took six months of rehab to get my hand to function again, and that was the hardest part of all. My wrist will never be 100% again, but by golly its at least 95% even on bad days. I can still wield a hammer, and my grip is pretty strong. I believe that I got lucky.
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Actually, it doesn't activate the metal detectors at all. For a few times after I started flying again, I would tell them about it before I stepped through the scanner. They would just roll their eyes and motion me through, and it never went off. I'm even TSA-approved.

For what its worth, I was unloading a new compressor for my shop off the back of my F150 using a ramp. It was strapped to a dolly, and I tripped and went flying. I used both hands to brace the impact. The ulna in my right wrist blossomed out like a flower into many fractured pieces. I drove myself one-handed to the hospital - 19 miles away - and nearly passed out from the pain. When I got to the ER, my wife - director of IT there - had all my admission paperwork done. They took me right in. After a few painkillers, IV, etc, I was x-rayed and released after a temporary cast was installed. I had to wait a week for a surgery spot to open up, but it was worth it. The orthopedic surgeon originally quoted a two-hour procedure, but once he got into it, he stuck it out for four more hours to make it right, and I thank God for him every day. It took six months of rehab to get my hand to function again, and that was the hardest part of all. My wrist will never be 100% again, but by golly its at least 95% even on bad days. I can still wield a hammer, and my grip is pretty strong. I believe that I got lucky.
My little sister just broke her leg and required a few screws and small "brace" put in place... they told her the same thing... "should be no problem." I am guessing they detect the metal with their equipment, but can clearly identify what it is. I would hate to find out that titaniam is undetctable by TSA, when it is clearly visible in an X-ray.
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I have that wonderful Vikings disease aka Dupuytrens Contracture. 11 hand operations so far I laugh because that is all I can do. Never a severe injury like you had with a titanium rebuild. So I understand about rehabilitation of hands taking forever. Your surgeon did an excellent job on your wrist and taking 4 extra hours to make sure it was right was good medical ethics. I’m due i trip to the butcher shop but putting it off as long as possible. Speaking of TSA I brought a traveling fishing rod on a plane to Seattle that broke down into 4 pieces and looked like a pipe bomb and I knew it was going to get extra inspections and it did lol . They said they know it’s a fishing pole but we have to inspect it for explosives lol . I said that would be an illegal and unethical way to fish.
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I am guessing they detect the metal with their equipment, but can clearly identify what it is. I would hate to find out that titanium is undetectable by TSA, when it is clearly visible in an X-ray.
Sorry to hear about your sis. I hope she gets on soon.

I wonder if the "medical-grade" titanium - if there is such a thing - makes a different sound to the TSA detectors, or perhaps a light somewhere pops up that clearly verifies that someone has an implant? Just because a metal is nonmagnetic and nonferrous does not mean it can't be detected. When I did coin-hunting as a hobby a few years ago, you wouldn't believe how many aluminium pull-tabs I would find. Its a curiosity why Ti is so different. Perhaps one of our resident scientists can shed some light on the subject? cyccommute , are you here, brother?
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Simone Biles opts out of floor exercise final at Olympics - CenturyLink


This is way too bad news. I feel for her
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I think the stuff they do on the balance beam is the craziest. That thing is only 10 cm wide.
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Welp, more than a month after this thread started, I can finally say I absolutely know how an elite level Olympic athlete feels.

Anyone who's crashed and burned in sports, especially with painful and serious injuries, can relate. Doesn't matter what your level of expertise. The pain and fear that can hinder future performances is relatable to anyone who's been through it.
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Welp, more than a month after this thread started, I can finally say I absolutely know how an elite level Olympic athlete feels.

Anyone who's crashed and burned in sports, especially with painful and serious injuries, can relate. Doesn't matter what your level of expertise. The pain and fear that can hinder future performances is relatable to anyone who's been through it.
Especially in her case... Although I can see it for anyone doing such head turning moves... such as trick cyclist or skateboarder... she reportedly got the "twisties" and could not maintain her perspective while flying through the air... Heck, I get that just going up and down stairs too much.
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In my case, my preferred sports -- boxing and cycling -- carried a relatively lower risk of a broken neck and paralysis. The emphasis on risky aerial acrobatics and landings in women's gymnastics carries a far greater risk of permanent consequences for even the slightest error.

My C1 and C2 were cracked in a car wreck 20 years ago and I'm conscious of the risk of injury every time I ride a bike. That's one reason I stopped doing fast group rides. I don't mind the speed, but in the groups I rode with very few riders had bike handling skills and self-discipline to go along with raw power and speed. After too many close calls caused by sketchy bike handling, using aero bars while drafting, half-wheeling, failing to call out serious hazards, even leading the pack into traffic cones and other hazards, I gave up and concentrated on solo hard efforts. Now my group rides are confined to casual paced rides with friends I can trust.
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On top of that mat magic, she's a good sport too.


And the other answer is 8 feet above the mat... not high enough to dunk.
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