This study aimed to reveal principle movement strategies during successful 90° cutting maneuvers (CMs). Investigation of the pelvis rotation angle showed that subjects mainly use two strategies: one with most of the 90° cutting angle already realized within the body rotation prior to the transition step or one with the rotation executed after transition. These different turning strategies also impacted the way subjects deflected their COM velocity. Pre-rotation results in a more effective movement and less injury risk while post-rotation is suggested to occur in unanticipated cutting maneuvers.
David, Sina; Müller, Ralf; Komnik, Igor; and Potthast, Wolfgang
"ROTATION AND BRAKING STRATEGIES TO PERFORM A SUCCESSFUL CUTTING MANEUVER,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 280.
Available at: http://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/280