apparatus to simulate diving on dry land

How does it work?

  • Athlete wears a body harness that attaches to the middle of the mechanism
  • The athlete is secured tightly around the waist and close to the bar
  • The athlete completes the number of flips required for the dive
  • The athlete then holds at the vertical position and the spotter stops the wheel

Divers’ secret weapon

Click the image to see it at work with coach Joel Rodriguez at the New South Wales Institute of Sport in Australia.

Thanks Tom.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

One thought on “apparatus to simulate diving on dry land”

  1. This strikes me as dumb. How about you use a trampoline and generate the rotation yourself…much better sport specific simulation. The coach is here supporting the simulation anyway, so the coach could be longing the athlete on a trampoline to support head first entry. Don’t have a coach who knows how to longe? Fine…bungee tramp. I don’t see this revolutionizing anything.


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