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Tim HuttonTim Hutton - 2014-02-13 12:45:09+0000 - Updated: 2014-02-13 12:45:09+0000
Originally shared by Andrea GrazianoAmazing analysis &  #infoviz vid about Ted Ligety skiing style ... some parts done by a drone (I suppose) !!

Ted Ligety has practically invented a new way of skiing

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Andrew Davison - 2014-02-13 13:41:50+0000
There are some other really good ones on that site. I watched the half-pipe one about Shaun White. I am still very confused about the 3D rotations involved in those tricks and how they come up with 1260 degrees for instance as a label! Every roboticist should know that if you rotate 540 degrees around one axis jointly with 720 around another you can't just add them up to get the total rotation :) 
Tim Hutton - 2014-02-13 13:54:12+0000
+Andrew Davison: I wonder if Shaun White worries about gimbal lock. :)
Paul Gray - 2014-02-13 15:00:29+0000
Lovely writeup/vid/explanation.   Also suspect the warmer conditions help that style as well with better traction on the turns.

Last time I heard of a sportsman making a impact on style in any sport was the high jump and the frozby flop.
stefan jeffers - 2014-02-13 19:58:02+0000
Somewhat reminds me of the way race car drivers take a line through the turns (and which I practiced in my deranged younger  days). I wonder if Ligety is also a car-racing enthusiast.

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