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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Video Analysis of "Cool Skating Move"

As with any sport, ice skating can be analysed in graphs. Consider the following graph below, excerpted from the upcoming Volume 9 of Glide, Spin, & Jump! The Science of Ice Skating by Schottenbauer Publishing

Discussion Questions
  1. What body parts are moving in this example?
  2. Which body part moves the most in the x direction? In the y direction?
  3. What is the name of this move?

Now, consider the following pictures, excerpted from the video. (This move is shown in the YouTube Video Cool Skating Move.) 

Discussion Questions
  1. Is this move in the first or second half of the graph?
  2. What is the primary motion which occurs between these two pictures?
  3. What concept(s) from physics are relevant for this move?
  4. Is this move found in (a) figure skating, (b) ice hockey, or (c) both?
The diagram below highlights the move on the graph.

Discussion Questions
  1. Which body part moves the most during this segment of the graph?
  2. Which body part moves the most in the x direction? In the y direction?

Additional free graphs are available in a free pamphlet from the publisher's webpage. 

The following books from Schottenbauer Publishing contain similar types of graphs and data pertaining to the science of ice skating, figure skating, and hockey:

Graphs & Data for Science Lab: Multi-Volume Series
  • The Science of Ice Skating 
    • Volume 1: Translational Motion
    • Volume 2: Rotational Motion (Curves)
    • Volume 3: Rotational Motion (Spins)
    • Volume 4: Jumps
    • Volume 5: Ice Hockey
    • Volume 6: Biophysics
    • Volume 7: Video Analysis
    • Volume 8: Reference Manual
  • The Science of Hockey
    • Volume 1: Force, Acceleration, & Video Analysis of Pucks & Balls
    • Volume 2: Force & Acceleration of Sticks, plus Biophysics
    • Volume 3: Video Analysis of Ice, Field, & Street Hockey Sticks
    Anthologies of 28 Graphs
      • The Science of Figure Skating
      • The Science of Ice Hockey
      • The Science of Winter Olympic Sports