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Date: 03/05/10 01:03 PM

52 Responses to Long Jumper Against The Odds [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    Link: Long Jumper Against The Odds - Feeling lazy and down on yourself today? prosthetic legs
  2. Profile photo of Almighty_Jew
    Almighty_Jew Male 18-29
    103 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    From what they say, those legs give them an unfair advantage.
  3. Profile photo of CapnAwesome
    CapnAwesome Male 18-29
    236 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    That would make it easier.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    This is cheating.
  5. Profile photo of paradix
    paradix Male 18-29
    143 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    That`s cheating! you can prolly jump miles with those things!
  6. Profile photo of Tarquin_Duck
    Tarquin_Duck Male 18-29
    45 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    surley thats cheating?
  7. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    awesome!
  8. Profile photo of krembill
    krembill Male 18-29
    1094 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    Who not just attach some springs and a jetpack while you`re at it?
  9. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    +10 for her
  10. Profile photo of cheese6969
    cheese6969 Male 18-29
    522 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    it`s not cheating if she`s competing against other people with prosthetic legs
  11. Profile photo of fknloser
    fknloser Male 30-39
    418 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    cheating? so do you think that she sees us as cheating since we have actual legs with feet? don`t think yourself into a paradox now, ok
  12. Profile photo of Adi_Noor
    Adi_Noor Male 18-29
    191 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    When you don`t have your own natural legs, you can cheat...
  13. Profile photo of String
    String Male 13-17
    8 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    really? all you guys are telling a girl with no legs that she is cheating? she`s obviosly in the special olympics or something.
  14. Profile photo of ParasyT
    ParasyT Male 13-17
    533 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    The reason people think she is cheating is because of the springlike effect the legs have, but what they don`t take into account is that our legs also have a natural spring effect and the legs are probably designed to mimic the spring effect that our legs naturally have.

    Get a drating life people and stop complaining.

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    kirkyboy2005 Male 18-29
    84 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    drating cheating 8-( thats just wrong
  16. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    @parasyT:

    The question aroung this and the male sprinter who was also attempting to race in the regular olympics (Oscar somebody) is that the energy return from the springs in those prosthetic legs can be higher than that in normal legs. i.e. an athelete with two fully functional legs could strap those prosthetic legs to his own thighs, use the prosthetic lower legs instead of his own lower legs, and see an _improvment_ in peformance. For example, a person with or without feet, using projump stilts (simple spring stilts replacing the ankle joint) can easily run 20 mph or jump 7 feet up, so it would clearly not be fair to let them compete against people without stilts, _even if the athlete has no feet of their own_.

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    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    yeah but theyve shown prosthetics that can perform better than us in a few cases.
  18. Profile photo of PizzaBling
    PizzaBling Male 18-29
    2 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    I can bet you she beat my 17 foot 10 inch jump from 8th grade!
  19. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9186 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    Awesome!
  20. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
    1429 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    "yeah but theyve shown prosthetics that can perform better than us in a few cases."

    What you have to take in account for is that the human body can still only take a certain amount of recoil.

    So even if the prosthetics CAN produce a better jump, the amount of energy that jumper can put into it, and the amount of recoil that the rest of the jumper`s body can handle, is still dependent on well they`ve trained their body, etc.

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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1429 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    to add onto that, it`s like saying there was a way to put wheels on a person`s body to enable them to speed up to 90mph, faster than a cheetah.

    If you didn`t train your body properly, you`d still be unable to go 90mph, even with the wheels, because your body would be unable to handle the g-forces, etc.

  22. Profile photo of tainteddeity
    tainteddeity Male 18-29
    848 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Raberboom
    Better than US?
    People with prosthetics are still human, you know...
    They are included in that "us"
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    Vakka Male 18-29
    33 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    look punks, even if you are normal, you all suck, you are all just fat lazy slobs who sit in front of your computers all day, doing nothing. this guy has achieved more than you ever will in your lives, so don`t bullpoo him, respect him...
  24. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    that`s not fair, she`s half robot!
  25. Profile photo of urstupid
    urstupid Male 13-17
    47 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    @vakkta its a girl you I am a pretty pretty little girltard
  26. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
    617 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    How is this supposed to cure my boredom?
  27. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    WITH the odds, you mean. Hell, I reckon anyone could long jump if they`re allowed to attach high-power springboards to their legs.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    I-am-BORED Still...
  29. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    @simim23: "to add onto that, it`s like saying there was a way to put wheels on a person`s body to enable them to speed up to 90mph, faster than a cheetah."

    Give me a bicycle and I can certainly ride faster than any olympic sprinter can run. Nobody is saying she isn`t an athlete, that she hasn`t trained her butt off, or that she isn`t capable of amazing physical feats. But she has mechanical aid that is superior to the human body.

    "What you have to take in account for is that the human body can still only take a certain amount of recoil."

    That doesn`t even mean anything - a human body can take multiple G`s of force, far more than your calves can generate. Your foot is a ~10 inch lever arm with a muscle levered for <1 mechanical advantage. Her prosthetic looks like ~20 inches with a spring with significantly better energy return than your calf. She is certainly operating at an advantage.

    Not saying she isn`t amazing, though. It`s badass. Just not fair

  30. Profile photo of AirborneJT
    AirborneJT Male 18-29
    145 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    Do we really know if this feat is amazing? What if she only made it six feet?
  31. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1596 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    haven`t i seen her in HL2?
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 12:14 am
    lol i think your thinking of portal
  33. Profile photo of xazurianx
    xazurianx Male 18-29
    7 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:07 am
    This picture was really encouraging... until I realized she`d probably end up losing her arms, too, when she botches the landing. Cruel fate. =(
  34. Profile photo of xazurianx
    xazurianx Male 18-29
    7 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 3:01 am
    @DieDSPolice

    "Just not fair"

    That`s pretty much the reason why people with handicaps and/or prosthetic limbs are competing in their own category. I doubt we`ll see this girl racing against Michael Johnson.

  35. Profile photo of JJXanadu
    JJXanadu Male 30-39
    516 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 4:09 am
    Dude, she`s leaping OVER the Pavilion!! Amazing! ;P
  36. Profile photo of Glowy
    Glowy Male 18-29
    355 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 10:32 am
    More like above the odds.
  37. Profile photo of last_ninja
    last_ninja Male 18-29
    610 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 10:41 am
    AAHHH!!!! GIANT ATHLETE!!!!
  38. Profile photo of Valigon
    Valigon Male 18-29
    108 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    im impressed
  39. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    Crowbar legs!
  40. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    We`re already half way to the combine invasion of Earth! That lady has already got the legs spot-on!
  41. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    thats not long jump, its a cyborg fight she has been punched backwards
  42. Profile photo of Craigium
    Craigium Male 18-29
    41 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    I find that very inspirational and gross at the same time... I`m sorry, I just ate.
  43. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    weee!
  44. Profile photo of 66stang
    66stang Male 18-29
    226 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    inspirational sure, against the odds no. Those are basically large springs on the bottom of her stubs that give her more of an advantage over other contenders, hence why they`re not allowed to compete in the same Olympics. It`s be like giving a handicapped man a turbo charged wheelchair and having him race against non-handicapped people.
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    Joolin Male 18-29
    1003 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    I haven`t heard about how they are for jumping, but apparently those things are better for running than real legs because they can absorb more shock and they have more spring.
  46. Profile photo of Supersyko
    Supersyko Male 18-29
    314 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    Yeah that sucks, now, Those things are actually better than human legs...now how sad are we.
  47. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
    660 posts
    March 6, 2010 at 11:12 pm
    I think it`s fantastic!
  48. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 3:10 am
    hacks!
  49. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    @66stang

    Other people call that cheating. We call it "using resources"

  50. Profile photo of conshaldow
    conshaldow Male 18-29
    24 posts
    March 9, 2010 at 3:16 am
    she hasnt got a leg to stand on... hehe i`m mean! >:)
  51. Profile photo of 4theLuvofTLs
    4theLuvofTLs Female 18-29
    47 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    shwow..... she`s half kangaroo...

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