playing with a twistie-tie

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Mark Miller, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Mark Miller

    Mark Miller Guest

    If you shape a twistie-tie like a flattened out "W", did you know you can balance that thing on the
    edge of a piece of paper? Of course the flatter you make it, the more difficult it is to balance.
    But even with a slight bend, it balances MUCH better than with it flattened completely. In fact, I
    didn't even have to spend any time at all thinking about how to balance it. It seemed to balance on
    it's own. Where have I seen that flattened-out "W" profile before?

    Ok Larry. Since you indulged me a couple years back on my "tied-ankle" drill, I figure I owe you
    some ratios on the kicking vs. full-stroke. (I hate wearing a watch in the pool, and for kicking
    sets a calendar would be a more appropriate measurement device.) Report to follow.

    -- Mark

  2. From: "Mark Miller" <another of his interesting "Mr. Wizard" type experiments snipped, but not

    The immortal Mark Miller, discoverer of "Miller Torque," and one of my true swimming heroes.

    Thank you, once again, for your exceptional contribution, which was certainly a breakthrough
    in my own understanding, and, eventually, I think, to the understanding of the swimming
    community at large.

    I'll look forward to trying the "twistie-tie" exercise and to learning of your kick/swim ratios.

    Larry Weisenthal

    Certitude is poison; curiosity is life