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Although accurate body segment parameters (BSPs) do not appear to be important for peak joint moments recorded during walking, it is not clear whether joint moment magnitudes during highly dynamic activities can be modified when using individualised BSP data and having high frequency motion characteristics retained in the segmental acceleration data. Overall, it was found that BSPs had little influence on peak knee joint moment magnitudes during 45°cutting, drop jumping and fast running (even with high frequency signal components (up to 30 Hz) present in the dataset). This supports previous walking gait research that suggests BSPs have only a small effect on knee joint moment calculations.