Personally, I'm glad the Spider Flip is easy. I mean, it replaced the devil's swing. Devil's swing was kinda tough but it wasn't so hard. Hang Climbing is hard enough so I don't see why they should make the spider flip even harder.
Post by RiderLeangle on Sept 23, 2008 1:05:49 GMT -5
Well I never really thought the Spider Flip was much of a challenge, I try practice with bigger gaps and almost make them (I'm glad its not a gap between 8 and 10 foot gap) on less of or no ledge so I'm not woried about the jump, the Gliding Ring, now THATS a challenge.
I was re-watching Nagano's run and I'm fairly sure that he uses his feet at the end of the Hang Climbing. I can't screen cap it right now but can someone confirm? It's very quick but it's between the time they cut to Takeda's reaction and they show him starting on the Spider Flip.
The top two shots are of him as he reaches the top rock (he just moves his right hand up) and the bottom two are after he puts his feet up and thrusts over and puts his left hand onto to the Spider Flip.
Centrifugal force doesn't exist. I assume you meant centripetal?
I rarely nitpick on this, but I will clarify. The perceived centifugal force (which is actually just tangential inertia perceived as force) is higher, which does require a much higher level of centripetal force (the gripping force holding you onto the ring).
Ultimately, the amount of perceived weight that you have to hold onto the ring under those circumstances is significantly higher than your actual body weight.