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Force of flight: BYU skating device measures impact of jumps and landings

Force of flight: BYU skating device measures impact of jumps and landings

When a figure skater lands a jump, she lands with about five to eight times her bodyweight in force. Those high magnitude forces are due to the fact that she’s moving really quickly. She’s landing from a height. She doesn’t have time to absorb those forces through the body, so that force just gets transmitted …