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Inside Track

Reach dizzying speeds inside a short track.
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The Inside Track is a circular track that multiplies the dominant leg effect by keeping the inside leg moving only a short distance compared with every dropkick like stride of the outside leg. It's a circle like this O, that one can run in a very tight circumference. Needless to say, even without the Inside Track incredible revolutions per dizziness can be produced. If the runner can run through the dizziness long enough, it is possible that one can attain mindless balance just through some kind of gyroscopic or centrifugal forces. As you run this tight circle watch the earth disappear from beneath your feet, and the walls take turns shooting over your head. Run alternate directions to keep legs balanced.
rcarty, Dec 07 2014

counterbalanaing head http://www.glamour....nda-balaclava-and-a
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       The finish line will be a problem. A rope would interfere with runners. A painted line won't be thin enough to avoid arguments. Maybe use a laser ? Part of the body will be running on the opposite side of the field.
popbottle, Dec 07 2014
  

       There's no running surface which is bendy, so it'd have to be plates: sensors to gauge what angle to put the plate at, based on runner's speed, and a laser pointer, shooting upwards from the middle of each plate, to indicate to the runner what angle their body should be at when they hit the plate.   

       Or a fixed track with a curved cross-section: the runner decides where to hit the ground.
FlyingToaster, Dec 07 2014
  

       Not necessarily, the way I've done it for years is counterbalanaing head and legs by leaning across the imaginary fulcrum in the centre of rotation. Honestly using this method you can run until youre almost flat on the ground sometimes.
rcarty, Dec 07 2014
  

       When I was young I had this crazy idea that if I did this fast enough, I would be able to catch up to myself, and pat myself on the back.
LimpNotes, Dec 08 2014
  

       It's time machines.
rcarty, Dec 10 2014
  

       /When I was young I had this crazy idea that if I did this fast enough, I would be able to catch up to myself, and pat myself on the back./   

       A lot of dogs get this idea too, or something like it.
bungston, Dec 10 2014
  

       Heh. I think I'd just been introduced to Zeno's Paradox and had come to the conclusion that motion was bits of me moving from one part of space to another without passing go. So my wondering was if a sufficiently high speed would, at some point, cause those bits to occupy both regions of space simultaneously, as they would not have time to completely disappear from the previous space before manifesting in the new space. And at even higher speeds, would occupy lots of spaces, essentially stretching a thing to the point where it could reach itself if it were running in a circle. Naturally I tested my theory in the living room.
LimpNotes, Dec 10 2014
  

       Zeno's paradox might trip you up, or make you trip out one or the other, or both.
rcarty, Dec 10 2014
  
      
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