I’ve watched this jump plenty of times and gone over it even more times in my head. As I already wrote in my previous post, this jump had me hyped to take my 6th attempt; to say the least. During the jump itself the first thing I realized was that I had landed on the long jump board. I was able to salvage my jump phase to some extent and yet there’s still some collapsing at the hips and the knee.
While watching the footage of the jump the thing even more obvious than my slight collapse going into my jump phase is of course the “stutter dance” I’ve got going with my last few strides into the board. It’s getting to be a joke at this point, but taking into account how horrible I consider this 17 meter jump to be, I can take pride in the fact that once I get things down I’ll be able to take my jumping to some crazy new levels!