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2012-05-12 10:25:32 AM
To me, this shows just how awesome Bob Beamon's record was, and is. Beamon absolutely destroyed the old record by nearly 2 feet, and Powell's record-breaking jump is one of the few jumps that even threatened it. I mean, the phrase "Beamonesque" entered the vocabulary for something that utterly crushes an old record.
 
2012-05-12 12:05:02 PM
Soon to be replaced by "Aquigleyesque."

- Sorry dude, feel better.
 
2012-05-12 12:24:17 PM

jake_lex: To me, this shows just how awesome Bob Beamon's record was, and is. Beamon absolutely destroyed the old record by nearly 2 feet, and Powell's record-breaking jump is one of the few jumps that even threatened it. I mean, the phrase "Beamonesque" entered the vocabulary for something that utterly crushes an old record.


i798.photobucket.com

Now that was human flight.
 
2012-05-12 01:00:58 PM

jake_lex: To me, this shows just how awesome Bob Beamon's record was, and is. Beamon absolutely destroyed the old record by nearly 2 feet, and Powell's record-breaking jump is one of the few jumps that even threatened it. I mean, the phrase "Beamonesque" entered the vocabulary for something that utterly crushes an old record.


Beamon's jump was so long that they needed to call for a new measuring tape to get an accurate reading on the distance. The one that they were using wasn't long enough.
 
2012-05-12 01:03:55 PM

violentsalvation: jake_lex: To me, this shows just how awesome Bob Beamon's record was, and is. Beamon absolutely destroyed the old record by nearly 2 feet, and Powell's record-breaking jump is one of the few jumps that even threatened it. I mean, the phrase "Beamonesque" entered the vocabulary for something that utterly crushes an old record.



Now that was human flight.


Beamon did it at altitude, Powell went farther at sea level...
 
2012-05-12 01:04:31 PM

violentsalvation: [i798.photobucket.com image 400x272]

Now that was human flight.


i253.photobucket.com

WHEEEEEE!
 
2012-05-12 01:06:12 PM

violentsalvation: jake_lex: To me, this shows just how awesome Bob Beamon's record was, and is. Beamon absolutely destroyed the old record by nearly 2 feet, and Powell's record-breaking jump is one of the few jumps that even threatened it. I mean, the phrase "Beamonesque" entered the vocabulary for something that utterly crushes an old record.

[i798.photobucket.com image 400x272]

Now that was human flight.


It was an amazing jump (and I'm sure he'd still have broken the then-existing record on that jump, even given a nominal environment) but... you can't ignore the advantages of altitude and tailwind. How far could (would?) Powell have flown on that record-breaking jump, if he were given another 2 km of altitude and another 1.5 m/s tailwind?
 
2012-05-12 01:19:00 PM
Not that it isn't cool but.......the jump was August 30, 1991.

so why are we celebrating the 20th anniversary almost 9 months late?
 
2012-05-12 01:20:24 PM
actually 2,200 km and 1.7 m/s
 
2012-05-12 01:31:52 PM

rickythepenguin: Not that it isn't cool but.......the jump was August 30, 1991.

so why are we celebrating the 20th anniversary almost 9 months late?


We had to give it time to fully gestate.
 
2012-05-12 01:34:57 PM

gameshowhost: actually 2,200 km and 1.7 m/s


Beamon jumped in space?
 
2012-05-12 01:46:53 PM
I remember watching that jump live. Amazing.

And even better that whipped Carl Lewis' ass in the process.
 
2012-05-12 02:19:44 PM

rickythepenguin: Not that it isn't cool but.......the jump was August 30, 1991.

so why are we celebrating the 20th anniversary almost 9 months late?


you forgot to convert it into metric
 
2012-05-12 02:28:43 PM

gameshowhost: violentsalvation: jake_lex: To me, this shows just how awesome Bob Beamon's record was, and is. Beamon absolutely destroyed the old record by nearly 2 feet, and Powell's record-breaking jump is one of the few jumps that even threatened it. I mean, the phrase "Beamonesque" entered the vocabulary for something that utterly crushes an old record.

[i798.photobucket.com image 400x272]

Now that was human flight.

It was an amazing jump (and I'm sure he'd still have broken the then-existing record on that jump, even given a nominal environment) but... you can't ignore the advantages of altitude and tailwind. How far could (would?) Powell have flown on that record-breaking jump, if he were given another 2 km of altitude and another 1.5 m/s tailwind?


It doesn't matter, he probably would have died on impact. People have rarely survived a fall from that far.

/snark
 
2012-05-12 02:49:53 PM
Fun to watch coach potatoes argue track and field.
 
2012-05-12 03:06:09 PM
goddamnit i meant meters -_o

*seppuku*
 
2012-05-12 03:11:56 PM

jake_lex: To me, this shows just how awesome Bob Beamon's record was, and is. Beamon absolutely destroyed the old record by nearly 2 feet, and Powell's record-breaking jump is one of the few jumps that even threatened it. I mean, the phrase "Beamonesque" entered the vocabulary for something that utterly crushes an old record.


Jennifer Anniston is beaminesque.
 
2012-05-12 03:33:27 PM
It wasn't just Powell's jump that was insane, the whole thing between him and Carl Lewis that night was insane. The only time in history two jumpers went over 29' in the same meet. And it doesn't really look like there's anyone around who could break the record. Unless Usain Bolt takes up the long jump. Also the world record in the triple jump isn't about to go anywhere any time soon, and it was set back in 95.
 
2012-05-12 03:37:08 PM

steamingpile: Fun to watch coach potatoes argue track and field.


Some of us actually did these events. Sadly some of us did them against guys that later went on to make the national team so we repeatedly got our butts kicked. Thanks Shane Stroup and Alan Webb.
 
2012-05-12 03:39:07 PM
And here's the video from the US coverage with Dwight Stones doing the commentary, just fast forward to about 3:45 for the world record jump and listen to Stones' voice when it happens And you can look up part 1 and 2 of the video and see the entire battle between Powell and Lewis that night.
 
2012-05-12 03:47:27 PM

INeedAName: Sadly some of us did them against guys that later went on to make the national team so we repeatedly got our butts kicked. Thanks Shane Stroup and Alan Webb.



huh. no shiat? didn't webb run something nutty like 3:49?

my i guess "claims to fame" are through my wife, who ran with Amy Skierezs and Abdi Abdirahman in college. Skierez won something like.......3 or 4 NCAA titles between XC and track and Abdi didn't hit his peak i ugess until after college. He had a disappionting showing in China, and I don't even know if he qualified for Athens but he's going to London as the #2 US men's marathon.


/my best mile was about 4:40, perhaps 4:45. sub five either way. oh to be 16 and 140lbs. nowadays, if I finish a 10K in under 50 minutes I feel like Roger Freaking Bannister
 
2012-05-12 03:56:55 PM
That record has been broken once in (almost ) 44 years.
 
2012-05-12 04:08:23 PM
1991. So he was juiced on something they couldn't yet detect
 
2012-05-12 04:17:53 PM
Hm. How do they measure long jumps? How can they be sure where a jumper's feet land if he/she falls and smears the dirt around?
 
2012-05-12 04:18:24 PM

relaxitsjustme: 1991. So he was juiced on something they couldn't yet detect


Uh no.
 
2012-05-12 04:21:58 PM

Nogale: How can they be sure where a jumper's feet land if he/she falls and smears the dirt around?


From the point nearest the take off board where the sand shows a mark from landing. That's why jumpers always try going forwards or to the side and forward when they land, if you don't and you end up falling back and put your hand behind you, they'll measure from where your hand hit the sand.
 
2012-05-12 04:23:14 PM

INeedAName: steamingpile: Fun to watch coach potatoes argue track and field.

Some of us actually did these events. Sadly some of us did them against guys that later went on to make the national team so we repeatedly got our butts kicked. Thanks Shane Stroup and Alan Webb.


I beat Don Sage in the 800m once.

Unfortuantly, it was a cross country race and he dominated the other 2.5 miles.

/Freaking York teams.
 
2012-05-12 04:24:07 PM

INeedAName: steamingpile: Fun to watch coach potatoes argue track and field.

Some of us actually did these events. Sadly some of us did them against guys that later went on to make the national team so we repeatedly got our butts kicked. Thanks Shane Stroup and Alan Webb.


Yes and I played football and baseball in high school or traveling team with some recognizable players in the late 80s, all of that means exactly jack shiat now.
 
2012-05-12 04:24:25 PM

Nogale: Hm. How do they measure long jumps? How can they be sure where a jumper's feet land if he/she falls and smears the dirt around?



the measure from the nearest detectable point closest to the little landing board thing. so if you fall backwards, that's your problem.

it is also why if you watch olympic / college level track and field, the sand is smoothed out virtually flat before every jump.
 
2012-05-12 04:24:56 PM

Nogale: Hm. How do they measure long jumps? How can they be sure where a jumper's feet land if he/she falls and smears the dirt around?


that is why the jumpers typically fall forward or to the side.
 
2012-05-12 04:26:41 PM

WhyteRaven74: Nogale: How can they be sure where a jumper's feet land if he/she falls and smears the dirt around?

From the point nearest the take off board where the sand shows a mark from landing. That's why jumpers always try going forwards or to the side and forward when they land, if you don't and you end up falling back and put your hand behind you, they'll measure from where your hand hit the sand.


Interesting. I guess jumpers must spend as much time on their falling technique as they do on the jumps. Do any of them land on their feet?
 
2012-05-12 04:30:41 PM
Hmm the high jump record is almost 19 years old now, and the pole vault record is almost 18 years old. Surprising both have held on for so long given that you can actually try to break them, unlike long jump and triple jump where you just launch yourself and hope for it, in high jump and pole vault if you're the last jumper left and you have at least one miss left you can ask the officials to move the crossbar to a world record height and give it a go. It's actually how the world records get set.
 
2012-05-12 04:31:28 PM

Nogale: WhyteRaven74: Nogale: How can they be sure where a jumper's feet land if he/she falls and smears the dirt around?

From the point nearest the take off board where the sand shows a mark from landing. That's why jumpers always try going forwards or to the side and forward when they land, if you don't and you end up falling back and put your hand behind you, they'll measure from where your hand hit the sand.

Interesting. I guess jumpers must spend as much time on their falling technique as they do on the jumps. Do any of them land on their feet?


If by "on their feet" you mean standing up, no. That would sacrifice distance.
 
2012-05-12 04:32:22 PM

steamingpile: INeedAName: steamingpile: Fun to watch coach potatoes argue track and field.

Some of us actually did these events. Sadly some of us did them against guys that later went on to make the national team so we repeatedly got our butts kicked. Thanks Shane Stroup and Alan Webb.

Yes and I played football and baseball in high school or traveling team with some recognizable players in the late 80s, all of that means exactly jack shiat now.


And yet in baseball threads you still run your mouth...
 
2012-05-12 04:34:55 PM
on the notion of "falling forward" and so on, i wonder if there is some kind of Fosbury Flop theory to the long jump where like, instead of jumping feet first, a cat could like, jump form his feet (using the body's strongest muscles duhh) but, instead of piking backwards, go the gymnast route and and in the air, tilt forwards and do a somersault to land. you could get like, 5 -6 extra feet.



/No, i'm not high
 
2012-05-12 04:38:19 PM

Nogale: Do any of them land on their feet?


well your feet hit first but because you're coming in at an angle with a fair amount of speed they go across the sand a bit so your butt ends roughly where your feet first hit. Once you start jumping past a certain distance there's no way to land and just stick it on your feet. The real trick to landing is keeping your legs out in front, if you do it right you'll follow in after them and end up going forward or towards the side and forward a bit.
 
2012-05-12 04:39:55 PM

rickythepenguin: go the gymnast route and and in the air, tilt forwards and do a somersault to land. you could get like, 5 -6 extra fee


That would totally twist your momentum around and kill distance.
 
2012-05-12 04:50:02 PM
Phil Hughes looks good so far. Of course, it's against the Seattle Mariners
 
2012-05-12 04:50:45 PM

Rex_Banner: Phil Hughes looks good so far. Of course, it's against the Seattle Mariners


Ahhh fark me. Wrong thread. Sorry
 
2012-05-12 04:59:20 PM

rickythepenguin: on the notion of "falling forward" and so on, i wonder if there is some kind of Fosbury Flop theory to the long jump where like, instead of jumping feet first, a cat could like, jump form his feet (using the body's strongest muscles duhh) but, instead of piking backwards, go the gymnast route and and in the air, tilt forwards and do a somersault to land. you could get like, 5 -6 extra feet.



/No, i'm not high


perhaps, if this were The Matrix.
 
2012-05-12 05:11:15 PM

bacongood: steamingpile: INeedAName: steamingpile: Fun to watch coach potatoes argue track and field.

Some of us actually did these events. Sadly some of us did them against guys that later went on to make the national team so we repeatedly got our butts kicked. Thanks Shane Stroup and Alan Webb.

Yes and I played football and baseball in high school or traveling team with some recognizable players in the late 80s, all of that means exactly jack shiat now.

And yet in baseball threads you still run your mouth...


About what? I speak volumes of my short comings in the sport or pretend I know all the physics of the sport then just parrot what announcers say in broadcasts.

I run my mouth about PEDs and moronic umpires but that's about it.
 
2012-05-12 05:26:57 PM

rickythepenguin: on the notion of "falling forward" and so on, i wonder if there is some kind of Fosbury Flop theory to the long jump where like, instead of jumping feet first, a cat could like, jump form his feet (using the body's strongest muscles duhh) but, instead of piking backwards, go the gymnast route and and in the air, tilt forwards and do a somersault to land. you could get like, 5 -6 extra feet.



/No, i'm not high


Wouldn't you have to go to a near dead stop to get your momentum rotating instead of just moving forward?
 
2012-05-12 06:07:19 PM
I couldn't help but notice that after the video all the thumbs that popped up all had 'those' people in them. Track and field is racist?
 
2012-05-12 06:50:07 PM

baorao: rickythepenguin: on the notion of "falling forward" and so on, i wonder if there is some kind of Fosbury Flop theory to the long jump where like, instead of jumping feet first, a cat could like, jump form his feet (using the body's strongest muscles duhh) but, instead of piking backwards, go the gymnast route and and in the air, tilt forwards and do a somersault to land. you could get like, 5 -6 extra feet.

/No, i'm not high

perhaps, if this were The Matrix.


This was tried and turned out to work so successfully that it was banned permanently from all competition.
 
2012-05-12 07:58:05 PM

Diagonal: baorao: rickythepenguin: on the notion of "falling forward" and so on, i wonder if there is some kind of Fosbury Flop theory to the long jump where like, instead of jumping feet first, a cat could like, jump form his feet (using the body's strongest muscles duhh) but, instead of piking backwards, go the gymnast route and and in the air, tilt forwards and do a somersault to land. you could get like, 5 -6 extra feet.

/No, i'm not high

perhaps, if this were The Matrix.

This was tried and turned out to work so successfully that it was banned permanently from all competition.


I'll never forget the first time I saw that, it was the best special Olympics ever.
 
2012-05-12 08:03:15 PM
echomon.co.uk

What? I'm the only one who thought of this?
 
2012-05-12 08:23:26 PM
rickythepenguin
...i wonder if there is some kind of Fosbury Flop theory to the long jump where like, instead of jumping feet first, a cat could like, jump form his feet (using the body's strongest muscles duhh) but, instead of piking backwards, go the gymnast route and and in the air, tilt forwards and do a somersault to land. you could get like, 5 -6 extra feet.

Ron Reid, 1974.
 
2012-05-12 09:12:36 PM

rickythepenguin: Not that it isn't cool but.......the jump was August 30, 1991.

so why are we celebrating the 20th anniversary almost 9 months late?


Because this video was recently hot on reddit, which is usually a good indication that it will end up on far, within 48-96 hours.
 
2012-05-12 09:31:07 PM
Cold filtered genuine fark ^^^^

The people-who-annoy-you spelling is out now I see.
 
2012-05-12 09:42:04 PM

relaxitsjustme: 1991. So he was juiced on something they couldn't yet detect


Are you kidding? That man's legs appear to be about six feet long.
 
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