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I am rubbish at ice skating. when going slow like a girlie so i don't fall over i wobble all over the place, yet when i get some speed up i look just like an olympic skater!Why is this?
As we are adapted to walking upright we have a built in system for keeping our centre of gravity directly above our feet or the point of contact of our bicycle tires or ice skates with the ground (or ice) as the case may be.when we ride a bicycle we have to move this point of contact from side to side by moving the handlebars which is easy when we are moving forward at a reasonable pace but the slower we go the more sluggish the responce becomes until when we are stationary then we can do nothing.
Somehow that doesn't surprise me. Old chestnut no. 342, probably.