Post by RiderLeangle on Sept 18, 2008 15:49:09 GMT -5
So are feet allowed to be used in Hang Climbing or did Takeda break the rules in desperation?
And were feet allowed for the Climbing Bars or did Takeda break the rule then. Because they don't really cancel a run for disqualification until the end, Nagano quit in 18 when he broke the rules, they didn't stop him
Regarding the climbs, I'm going to have to agree with Rider on this one. I would prefer to do the Hang Climb because I'm more use to climbing things that have larger grips.Those smaller grips scare me a lot more.
The "final obstacle" ring seemed like they didn't expect anyone to reach it nor did they test it because the bar the ring "slide" on looked like it was able to break. You are allowed to use your feet on the climb and on the last jumping bar to get to the climb
Post by VenusHeadTrap on Sept 20, 2008 1:01:00 GMT -5
How does a foreigner "confirm" something like that? He said he didn't know you could rest on a ledge during the Spider Flip. The fact is that they made the ascending climb thing, more difficult for no apparent reason. It's like nobody had ever even got to that obstacle and the one before it was undefeated, and then they decide they want it to be harder anyway? I hate these people, lol.
and, I'm basically underestimating here, but the Final Ring doesn't look that impossible. You can actually swing your body and the ring won't slide back like the old pipe slider. You could probably get as much momentum as you can on the jumping bars seriously. Problem is that by the time you ever get there your body is beat. Yet the 'improvements' they've made to the platform since #18 are just ridiculous. The ring was a disappointment of its own, I think we expected it to be much heavier than it was and to cooperate much more with the competitor's movement.
Post by Captain Obvious on Sept 20, 2008 18:03:39 GMT -5
There's something significant about the Gliding Ring's final jump as compared to the Pipe Slider jump that I think is being overlooked.
On the Pipe Slider, you have a fairly small radius to swing, as the pipe itself isn't moving (ideally). On the Gliding Ring, you are swinging with your arm most likely outstretched, and you also have the diameter of the ring itself increasing your swinging radius. This has two effects:
(1) You can gain a LOT more speed, allowing the gap to be cleared, though you might not be vertical when you land on the goal platform.
(2) The centrifugal force is MUCH higher, so rather than just swinging the force of your body weight as on the Jumping Bars, you are swinging 1.5 to 2 times your body weight. I'll grant you the the "catching yourself" part of the Cliff Hanger and Jumping Bars and Spider Flip all (can) involve impact force that exceeds body weight, only the Gliding Ring involves this force in excess of body weight being continued after "catching yourself", as you are still holding on to the ring unless you've reached the point where you're going for the goal platform.
The ring sticking at the very beginning like the Log Grip did in the 20th tournament was complete crap, though, and that should be changed.