twisting machines

The SAM Spotting System costs US$2,995 in the States.

SAMS

In Europe the same thing could cost you US$4700 (31000kr).

Phillipe Chartrand was selling a similar device called “Flipping Wings“. Seems it’s no longer available.

My old coach, Physical Ed Vincent built his own with bungie and a twist belt. It’s been working for years and years, with constant maintenance. :-)

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Personally, I don’t need any of those devices to teach twisting. The time lost getting into and out of the belt could be better used.

great catch, coach

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Catherine Lyons training Def

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Def

Gymneo Jaeger – now in English

:-)

Gymneo:

Spotting techniques for the Jaeger. Watch a preview of the fourth video of our training on this uneven bars release move. (www.gymneo.tv)

Stage 1 : The spotting technique for the Jaeger salto stretched, completely taken apart.
Stage 2 : The full spotting at normal speed.
Stage 3 : Spotting the Jaeger in hard landing, in a competition situation.
Stage 4 : What do you do when the gymnast doesn’t catch the bar?
Stage 5 : The typical spotting for hard landings.

This excerpt marks the official inauguration of the start of the translation of our trainings and our site into English . . .

spotting Jaeger

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spotting Def

Catherine Lyons.

(via GymCastics)

human-powered helicopter

This is cool.

… flight lasting 64.1 seconds and reaching an altitude of 3.3 metres

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I like the “spotters”. :-)