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Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






People are falling off of high ledges and landing in water and the scoring is completely incomprehensible, it's Olympic diving

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Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

an A+ poster (:

We had an olympic dive tower at my highschool but kids werent allowed to use it and everyone said it was cause one time a kid did a belly flop off the top tier and it split his chest open. During the swimming unit of PE each year the really old fat PE teacher would do a a backflip off of the middle platform

Anyways, i think diving looks fun

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






The two American women did a dive and I thought 'wow that looked great' and then the commentator said it was terrible lol

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






It's loving ridiculous how much better China are at this than anyone else

Arrhythmia
Jul 22, 2011

keep on fightin'


Nooner posted:

We had an olympic dive tower at my highschool but kids werent allowed to use it and everyone said it was cause one time a kid did a belly flop off the top tier and it split his chest open.

Not at my highschool, but everyone knew of the kid who got chestbursted from the top tier belly flop

Ravus
Jan 15, 2009



Caught up on the 3m sync vod, Canada did really freaking well! (China going in assumed as the winner of course, they are just... the best at this).

pseudodragon
Jun 16, 2007




Ravus posted:

Caught up on the 3m sync vod, Canada did really freaking well! (China going in assumed as the winner of course, they are just... the best at this).

It’s hilarious when even the Canadian announcers call the final Canadian dive as “Yay! That should clinch silver!” And just concede that gold would take an inconceivable miracle.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






Tom Daley and Matty Lee are looking real good in the men's 10m synchro but goddam the Chinese are on another level

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






Oh poo poo China fluffed their 4th dive while Tom and Matty pulled out a 93pt belter, game on :stare:

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






1.6 pts in it with one dive to go :f5:

J33uk
Oct 23, 2005


This is impressively tense

Edit: I was gonna go bang out a strike in Destiny 2 or something while listening but I'm seeing this through to the end

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






That was loving amazing, what a dive :stwoon:

J33uk
Oct 23, 2005


Oh my

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






101 pts goddam

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






THEY FUCKIN DID IT

a pipe smoking dog
Jan 25, 2010

"haha, dogs can't smoke!"


Christ almighty that was tense. What a final.

J33uk
Oct 23, 2005


That was absurd. Well done chaps

F_Shit_Fitzgerald
Feb 2, 2017





A question I've had for a while: why do divers rinse themselves off after diving? Is it to wash off the chlorine?

TheMadMilkman
Dec 10, 2007



To stay warm.

Badger of Basra
Jul 25, 2007



They keep talking about the entry but as a diving philistine they all look p good to me

Is the ideal entry your entire body being perpendicular to the water?

Youth Decay
Aug 17, 2015

a little too tithonic
yeah I really do think


God help me I am invested in these 3m springboard dives now. Can't not root for Tall Jamaican Guy and Bearded Russian Guy.

Badger of Basra
Jul 25, 2007



It’s kinda crazy to me how the two Chinese divers are like 50 points ahead of the next closest

Youth Decay
Aug 17, 2015

a little too tithonic
yeah I really do think


Badger of Basra posted:

It’s kinda crazy to me how the two Chinese divers are like 50 points ahead of the next closest

A few days ago one of the announcers casually mentioned that Chinese divers have such a high reputation that small mistakes from them can get brushed over. They are brilliant but there is a little bit of score inflation going on because the expectation is that they are going to put up 80+ dives every single time.

Sadly Tall Jamaican Guy did not move on, but Bearded Russian Guy did.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






Badger of Basra posted:

Is the ideal entry your entire body being perpendicular to the water?

Yeah you need to bang on 90 degrees entry with zero splash so coming in at an angle or kicking up splash will get you points deducted

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Jan 18, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Diving is so intense. One hosed up dive and you're going from 2nd to 10th. Crazy. I love it.

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



wowww the 14 year old from China with the straight 10’s

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010






Paperback Writer posted:

wowww the 14 year old from China with the straight 10’s

Three times :stare:

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

drat just saw the 10s.

Hutla
Jun 5, 2004

It's mechanical

Badger of Basra posted:

They keep talking about the entry but as a diving philistine they all look p good to me

Is the ideal entry your entire body being perpendicular to the water?

Yes, plus you need to literally push into the water with your hands and pull them apart the moment they hit in order to make a hole in the water that your body can slip into. This is called “ripping it” and it also makes for lots of good jokes.

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Ravus
Jan 15, 2009



Hutla posted:

Yes, plus you need to literally push into the water with your hands and pull them apart the moment they hit in order to make a hole in the water that your body can slip into. This is called “ripping it” and it also makes for lots of good jokes.

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrip entry! (Leon Taylor saying this is 1/4 of the reason I watch diving- another 1/4 is him making GBS threads on the judges for going easy on the Chinese divers- the rest is good clean diving fun though).

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