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RE: Holy Christian Taylor

important stats for posterity

taylor can't bitch about being 11cm shy as edwards was same in his 18.29wr

however taylor had hugely worse wind which made his jump intrinsically 14cm superior to wr

anyhows worth noting

“Jumping to 18.21 I made really phenomenal first step (5.96+ 5.84 + 6.41)”

with 11cm shy ->

6.07 / 5.84 / 6.41

for 18.32

now, imo, ideal phases for tj are :

pi - 2 / 1 / pi - 2


0.3477 / 0.3046 / 0.3477

for an "ideal" 18.32, the phases, imo shoud be :

6.36 / 5.58 / 6.36

( no one will believe this, but jumpers like simpkins & lister jumped maybe 12.25 - 12.80 for 1st 2 phases but didn't control the jump phase which taylor can

He reminds me of Charlie Simpkins who I think was probably the most dangerous triple jumper ever to jump.
If he had learned how to triple jump correctly he would have gone 18.50m. Charlie could hop step into the pit from 42 feet (12.80m) but he never had them move the board back so he could get a good jump in. Charlie had terrible skill but incredible ability

contrary to taylor's opinion, i believe his 1st phase is too short
( probably consequence of switching legs because of injury )
his 2nd phase is too long
( because now using stronger leg for this phase )
but his 3rd phase seems about right

there is likely a same wind, toe-sand 18.50+ in taylor if he can push out more on 1st phase, reduces 2nd phase giving him more "prep/control" for jump

if he hadn't had to switch legs because of injury, he definitely wouda been jumping this 18.50
( & likely lot more )
toe-sand / nothing wind, now

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