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Whole-Body Coordination Skill for Dynamic Balancing on a Slackline

  • Kentaro KodamaEmail author
  • Yusuke Kikuchi
  • Hideo Yamagiwa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10091)

Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to reveal the fundamental skills for slacklining. A slackline is a flat belt tightly spanned between two anchor points. Because it bounces and swings in all directions, maintaining balance on it is difficult. In the practical field of slackline training, instructors share their skills based on personal experience. In a basic slackline course, they begin by teaching a fundamental skill, such as single-leg standing on a slackline, by explaining how they do it. However, such first-person perspectives on slacklining skills have not been scientifically investigated. According to instructors’ knowledge based on personal experience, we hypothesize the skills for single-leg standing on the slackline. The present study examines current hypotheses by comparing performances at different skill level (i.e., experienced vs. novice). This article introduces our pilot study, including current hypotheses and data from preliminary experiment, and discusses them.

Keywords

Slackline Balance sport Dynamic stability Embodiment Synergy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kentaro Kodama
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yusuke Kikuchi
    • 2
  • Hideo Yamagiwa
    • 3
  1. 1.Kanagawa UniversityKanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shiJapan
  2. 2.Future University HakodateHakodate-shiJapan
  3. 3.Tokyo Metropolitan Tobu Medical CenterTokyoJapan

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