Entries Tagged 'diving' ↓

what Cliff Divers see

A new location every tour-stop, only three seconds to safely find the way to the water and varying conditions at every venue – the eyes of a cliff diver see the world differently.

What is the most important thing to see and check before a dive? Can you ‘train’ your eyes to find reference points quicker? What do the athletes see in the air and how important are the eyes for a cliff diver?

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

At the seventh stop of the tour Gary Hunt not only received the trophy for his fourth World Series title he also won the last stop and took his fourth victory of 2014. …

The final stop took place on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula a beautiful place to finish this season …

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Cliff Diving World Series Final

The world’s best cliff divers will travel to Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula for the 2014 final of both the men’s and women’s competition on October 17-18. …

Red Bull

Gracias Tom.

Project JUMPoff – Tramp Parkour

Slow start to this 5min video, but it’s well worth watching. A philosophical look at why guys get together to do acrobatics in the WILD. From Denmark, not Sweden. :-)

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(via Gymsportnieuwssite GymPower)

Platform Diving Protection

Here’s a brilliant idea we could modify for Bar release training. A machine that slides the pad on to the bar after release.

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details on diveguard.ca

Thank Tom Trapp for the link. He’s the diving coach keeping us updated on what’s new in that Olympic discipline.

new Circus show in China

Franco Dragone‘s next project is, no surprise, another water show.

A Film Park including his new “Han Show” are both scheduled to open December 2014 in Wuhan, China.

The preview looks GREAT. :-)

The audience chairs will move during the performance.


80 to 85 percent of the cast will be Chinese from disciplines like diving, gymnastics, synchronized swimming and ballet.

Cirque du Soleil stopped their shows in Japan and Macao. But Dragone’s House of Dancing Water has been going strong in Macao since 2010.

related – Wanda’s grand cultural plans in Wuhan

first female airflares?

Kanami and Myw from Japan.

via Dvora

6 to 10yr-old Chinese divers

For once one of these articles on intense Chinese youth sport schools does not include photos of children crying.

In Anshan city of Anhui Province, a group of children aged from 6-10 years old are committed to diving practice for a whole 2 years. At the end of the training, they either get selected into the official diving regiment, or go home. …

spotting diving

diving physical prep

read the article – Life in a youth diving camp

(via Thomas G Trapp)

the real Triple Lindy


Thomas G Trapp:

This guy gives new meaning to the ‘Triple Lindy’

Talenthouse – New Zealand


slow motion diving

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Thanks Vadim.

SWING GAME – Swing Jumping

Looks like fun.

SWING GAME – Swing Jumping World Championships 24.7.2014 in Kotka, Finland


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(via Thomas Trapp)

world record dives

Thomas Trapp sends this link.

Yang Jian scoring 118 and 123 on his 109b at the London leg of the Fina Diving World Series.

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The dive is a front 4.5 pike and is the most difficult dive being done off the 10 meter. Only a few men in the world are accomplished enough to use it.

In the prelims he set a world record for a single dive (118 points) and in the finals he broke his own world record with these scores 10, 10, 9.5, 9.5, 10, 10, 10. When you cross out the two highest scores and the two lowest scores he keeps a perfect 30 net points and when you multiply that by the degree of difficulty (4.1 – highest D.D. dive in the world) you get a record setting 123 points. He ended up winning the event with an unheard of 626 points meaning for 6 dives, he scored over a 100 points on each dive. Highly unusual. This guy is the early favorite to win in Rio 2016.