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2007/06/10 18:36:34 (permalink)

Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat?

for top end sportsmen which do you think the most impressive feat is? (ps womans ones are fine too )

9 dart checkout?

hole in one in golf?

sub 10 second 100 mtrs?

lob keeper from half way line in football?

or even further?
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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 18:44:03 (permalink)
    Luck could be involved in all of them except the sub 10 sec 100m

    So I reckon that one

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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 18:48:26 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    for top end sportsmen which do you think the most impressive feat is? (ps womans ones are fine too )

    9 dart checkout?

    hole in one in golf?

    sub 10 second 100 mtrs?

    lob keeper from half way line in football?

    or even further?


    another interesting question.

    one side of me says the sub 10 second 100m. simply because the guy could most likely repeat this as compared to the others as there is less randomness involved. (i assume)
    You asked what is the most impressive, my honest answer is i cant tell you, because i dont have an appreciation of how hard each one is having never tried any of them.
    By now you are thinking shut up martin, just answer the question. so my answer is the sub 10 second 100m one, because its the one id want to be able to do most, therefore it impresses me most.

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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 18:56:46 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: symzie

    Luck could be involved in all of them except the sub 10 sec 100m

    So I reckon that one

    yeah ditto
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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:01:22 (permalink)
    1000lb deadlift lol

    but out of them the 100m in under 10s

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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:04:02 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: symzie

    Luck could be involved in all of them except the sub 10 sec 100m

    So I reckon that one


    how

    less fluctations in conditions to throw a 9 darter than there is to run outdoors in 100mtrs isnt there?

    windspeed, track surface, condition and atmospheric conditions

    Vs

    darts you use day in day out and minimal changes in atmosphere?

    do you agree?
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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:08:52 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee


    ORIGINAL: symzie

    Luck could be involved in all of them except the sub 10 sec 100m

    So I reckon that one


    how

    less fluctations in conditions to throw a 9 darter than there is to run outdoors in 100mtrs isnt there?

    windspeed, track surface, condition and atmospheric conditions

    Vs

    darts you use day in day out and minimal changes in atmosphere?

    do you agree?



    so you are saying the darts thing is more pure acheivement due to the lack of outside influences. but at the same time wouldnt you say the runner is more likely to repeat it.

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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:11:28 (permalink)
    I am impressed by Dart players can still thow super accurately while drinking

    And footballers that can go ten minutes without rolling around & crying like a baby are impressive too

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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:14:12 (permalink)
    in theory...which is just a theory

    the external factors influencing a 100mtrs race will fluctuate more than the arena in which a darts comp is played

    so 1.5mtrs a sec head wind and the sub 10 secs is off

    tail wind beyond legal limit and its not allowed

    poor track surface, wrong spikes, poor blocks, other competitors and so on

    the darts is a solo effort...man againts board with his darts

    100mtrs is man against track, weather and other guys

    do you think thats the same (question not a statement BTW )

    i would say darts easier if you have the ability to do it as the 100mtrs runner would have the ability to go under 10 secs?

    thoughts?
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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:22:22 (permalink)
    So, is the 'most technically difficult', and 'most impressive' the same thing?

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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:25:43 (permalink)
    do you agree?


    Maybe...

    I suppose it would depend on how easily the dartist could repeat the feat.

    You can't run a legal sub 10 sec 100m by accident.

    If the dartist could do a 9 dart regularly then I suppose it's up there isn't it.

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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:25:59 (permalink)
    different theory for me tt.

    darts tops it because thay is always what your aiming for,so imo it is bad luck when you miss.

    so many factors in hole in one that it can only ever be luck,and im limited golf experience,people simply aim for the green.

    at school my 100m time was 13 seconds,no leg development,v.limited training

    keeper halfway ranks with hole in one,very similar.

    you might not agree,but theres some logic there.
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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:27:12 (permalink)
    it the difference between skill (not that running dosent take skill) and athletic ability

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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:27:28 (permalink)
    Steve, I agree with you that there are more outside influences, but IMO the dart players form/aim is more liekley to change from throw to throw, then the runner's. So while the dart player may do a 9 dart checkout, those throws could actually be a variance on his true form, which would yield a less impressive result on average (if any of that makes sense, hard to explain lol)
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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:28:06 (permalink)
    I'm always impressed with male and female gymnastics. Especially what the guys can do on the rings
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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:30:09 (permalink)
    what about a 147 at snooker where every shot u have to play for 2 or 3 shots ahead
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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:33:55 (permalink)
    cheers so far gents

    as for this one

    ORIGINAL: IvanDrago

    what about a 147 at snooker where every shot u have to play for 2 or 3 shots ahead



    yes as you may get a kick/bad connection which is not your fault...again "environmental conditions"

    would hitting the wire on darts be similar? im not sure

    bad aim Vs bad luck? (lack of precision...different to a kick on the snooker table???


    ORIGINAL: tbip2001

    So, is the 'most technically difficult', and 'most impressive' the same thing?

    tbip2001


    either or mate...your blank canvas for debate
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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:34:08 (permalink)
    the question is how much skill is actually involved in the darts thing, and how much is down to it just turning out like that on the day. not that they wouldnt be an excellent player. its just with the training involved id expect the runner to be able to repeat this as opposed to the darts player.

    its just if they cant repeat it, or cant get damned near to repeating it, then you have to ask if it was such an acheivement afterall.


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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:37:35 (permalink)
    I'm going for the footballer as he only has an instant to make up his mind. All the others have preparation time

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    RE: Most impressive (realistic) sporting feat? 2007/06/10 19:38:00 (permalink)
    with the darts i dont see why its as hard to replicate with the external factors being minimal compared to other sports though?
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