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The Physics Of Ballet Pointe Shoes

One of the most important parts in ballet dancers’ work is to make the performance look smooth and flowing, despite the fact that standing en pointe in toe shoes appears to defy the scientific laws of physics.
Besides the knowledge of the toe shoes’ design, understanding pointework’s magic requires familiarity with some basic physics principles. Because [...]

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Rolling In Parkour & Freerunning – The Physics Of A Human Smooth Landing

Interacting especially with urban surroundings, sport disciplines like parkour and freerunning transform the cities in huge playgrounds.
The traceur and the freerunner know the risk they put in jumping from great heights. Scientifically speaking, when such a jump is performed, the body instantly begins to accelerate and the gravitational potential energy is converted into kinetic energy [...]