04 June 2007

Motion and Coordination Heroes

I was watching the gorgious Cologne Pole Vault Festival on Sunday. Those guys left me deeply impressed: With the (immensely heavy!) pole they sprint with 10m/sec (which is world-class in itself), hit the ground on the spot the size of a handkerchief and somehow turn into a perfectly balanced handstand in approx a split-second....

Whow! A short video sequence (quicktime) shows the complexity - enjoy!

And a detailed photo session..

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