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Old 05-15-2009
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Default New backstroke record - Nice technique

Impressive swimming from Ryosuke Irie here. Lovely technique.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cslxxJU-A5U
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Old 05-16-2009
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It seems that Ryosuke-san's arms enter directly above his shoulders instead of toward the centre line. I don't see what's so special about the kick, but the commentator mentioned how they rotate(?).
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I thought I could detect a slight rhythmic irregularity in the kick - a sort of dancing movement. I'd need to watch it a lot to see. It's obviously doing the business, though. It is amazing how slight of build he is. Definitely the wiry eel type rather than the muscular type. I imagine his legs are quite muscular, though, and he obviously has plenty of ankle flexibility. It will be interesting to see how he does in Rome.
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Call me crazy gents but I think I just witnessed a 2bk in a world record backstroke!
His head stability impeccable as his core rotates "just enough" and in great timing with his full extension.
Quiet entry too. Pretty cool.
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I dont think it's a two-beat kick, but he may be toning down the intermediate beats. It's certainly not a metronomic six-beat. Camera angles can be deceptive, too. What we need is lots more underwater footage.
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I dont think it's a two-beat kick, but he may be toning down the intermediate beats. It's certainly not a metronomic six-beat. Camera angles can be deceptive, too. What we need is lots more underwater footage.
What if it's a--as controversial as the label might be--4-beat kick? A form of pulsed kick pattern, taking advantage of the kick and rotation at one point, then streamlining at another point.
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spear kick pull kick weight shift (rotation) with each
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actually it is happening on both sides at the same time but opposite. Does that make sense?
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he's alwayys corckscrewing forward( Backward) all effort is concentrated around his spine and out his arms. His vessel ( body ) is perfectly streamlined. just a beautiful thing to watch
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just noticed what makes me a junior member?
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