(Or alternatively, how many frames of animation per second of original video?).
The shape and timing of my stroke changes quite a bit when I change stroke rate & I'd be interested to know what the natural speed of the amination is.
From the shape of the water around him it looks like he's going pretty fast.
Great visualisation tool.
I'd use him more and probably pay for him if he were iPod capable. Plus, I'd love to download the female version (seen in your book) for my daughters' iPods if that version were available.
Mike Tyson (yes, my real name)
One of the things I picked up the first time I saw it was the constant exhale when his face is in the water. As a swimmer growing up one thing I was told was to hold your breath more and exhale big right before a breath is taken. I tried what Mr Smooth does and my 100m sustatined pace dropped 1-2 sec immeadly trying this! awesome work!
Android version? I'm not carrying my MBPro anywhere near a pool anytime soon!
Adam Young wrote:Hopefully by now you've seen our swimming animation, Mr Smooth. We've put a lot of effort into developing him to show swimmers what a great freestyle stroke looks like. We hope swimmers around the world find him useful and insightful.
If you haven't seen him yet, you can view Mr Smooth in profile on the Swim Smooth homepage: http://www.swimsmooth.com
You can also download the very cool Mr Smooth Free Console to see him from any angle, at any speed. You can even remove the water for a clearer view - from some angles distorts things. Download the free Console application here: http://www.swimsmooth.com/console
The Free Console on your desktop (50% size) :
We suggest when you go for a swim you watch Mr Smooth beforehand. See how smooth his stroke is, take on board the rhythm and timing of his stroke and try and reproduce this when you swim. A simple visualisation like this can really help your stroke and answer your questions at a glance.
Please use this thread to post any feedback and questions you have about his stroke and the Console software (free or pro versions).
Very helpful, thanks.
Thanks for this wonderful tool and all the great documentation on swimming. I can see how many many hours, and deep dedication that went into developing this awesome site and tool set!! You all are tops!!
Thanks, Kathleen in the US.
Very much a "smooth" hip-driven stroke. as a mere mortal man of avg. joe proportions (5'9" and 150 lbs) I will never swim fast trying to emulate Mr. Smooth. rather, i'm better off in both the pool and open water with a high-turnover swinger style -- less rotation, quicker catch, decreased finishing power, and less overall single-stroke power.
nonetheless, he's great for illustrating many of the difficult aspects -- hip-hand timing, catch, hand tilt, elimination of dead-spot, and kick timing to name a few.
thanks for sharing him with us!
Pro Triathlete, Coach, and Bike Builder
I would like to be able to see the "Overhead View"
with Mr Smooth in a vertical position, not not
only horizontal... (at present Mr Smooth's head
is at 9:00 but I want to also see it at 12:00).
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