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Olympic jump theory help

  1. Aug 11, 2004 #1
    The question of "jumping stones or halters". inscriptions on the jumping stones have been translated to halters .
    my theory states that a temple was constructed using a series’ of ramps and platforms between each temple column . Eventually creating a total square platform for the next layer of temple drums to be rolled into position . As the temple got higher the builder would jump from the platform to the ground , rather than laboriously trekking round the perimeter to the staring ramp . The ability to jump from ever increasing heights would be an advantage . Jumps in the early Olympic games were done with the contestant carrying a five pound weight in each hand ( halters ) . There are recorded 50 foot jumps in the early Olympics dismissed by historians as exaggeration , compared to just over 29 feet in our modern Olympics. Legend has it that one Olympian cleared the entire pit by approximately 5 feet, breaking both legs as he landed. In my opinion the original Olympic jump was from a height . The athletes jumped from a platform of ever increasing heights , and used the jumping stones as kinetic breaks. They held them above there head and a the last second swung them to the ground hard and fast . Theory of relativity states for ever action there is an equal and opposite reaction( did this action slowed the body down). is that how they achieved height and distance jumps of 30 to 50 feet ,a combination of the two . Could halters or jumping stones literally mean halt air??? to slow the air passing the falling jumper?? so the question could a person jumping from say 30 feet cousion his fall . please help
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