Yeah honestly…dude, please research your arguments before saying things like i dont have a clue…
I assure you, i have researched this point in depth. Spoke to some of the top biomachanics people in the USA and the UK about the jumps and this particular issue, i have worked with or spoken to some of the top coaches about this issue as well…
Here’s a quote which was in the book, The jumps, Contenpary theory, technique and training. Edited by Jess Jarver.
” If we started from the ground up level with of COG then the best angle of projection for distance jumping is 45 degrees and for height is 90 degrees. However, the athletes COG is always some height above ground level at take off and a high jumper must cross the bar and so must have a forward ankle of some kind”.
“The angle in the long jump is a comprosime between the need for horizontal velocity and the need for height. The horixzontal velocity reduces the time on the board and therefore time to gain height. In the case of novice jumpers, excessive speed is often the cause of poor jumps because there is little time TO GAIN OPTIMAL TAKE OFF ANGLE”.
I have so much more research which obviously states the same things. Facts are facts. The way it is is the way it is.
Andersheha, i don’t know you, and you certianly havent a clue about me or my background. I am NOT JUST a jumper. If you bothered to read information else where on this site alone you will find Mike echoeing my points. His PHD in biomachanics may convince you if nothing i say does…Please do not fall into the same trap as the many ignorant people out there.
What I say is what the introductory chapter of any physics text book will tell you. Very basic stuff so research is certainly not needed.