A comparative analysis of the take-off employed in springboard dives from the forward and reverse groups
The components of springboard dives from either the forward or reverse groups include the approach steps, hurdle, take-off, flight, and entry into the water. Because the initial conditions of the flight, namely, the angle of projection, velocity of the mass center, and angular momentum, are established during the take-off, this phase plays a major role in determining the success of the dive. For convenience of analysis, the springboard take-off, which was the focus of the present investigation, can be divided into a press and a lift.
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