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Old 10-06-2008, 01:28 AM   #1
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i want something that i can use to measure kick/puching force
for martial arts training... is there something like this on the market or would i have to make one, and if i would have to make one, does anybody know how?
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:46 AM   #2
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you could probably rig some kind of scale (to measure body weight). then plug a camera into a clapper thing.... so when you hit the scale, it snaps a picture of the achieved weight/force..... IDK, this is just a load of crap.... but still.... could work

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Old 10-06-2008, 01:57 AM   #3
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lol

sounds like it would work except the like 0.01 seconds snap delay for the camera would end up catching the wrong force:p
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yeah - sure - this might do the trick.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:59 AM   #5
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lol that'd be cool to have one of those lying around but, it's gotta be like a punchin bag type of thing, so i can do straight punches and uppercuts and stuff, and different styles/ heights of kicks

...probably should have been more specific :p

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- was just kidding acid. still, it might be worth checking out the companies that make those - i think they're called high strikers - they might be able to point you in the right direction....maybe.
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Not too sure if I've just made this up, but I think you can get a punch bag thing that has a human shape and I think it can measure forces.
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1 get yourself a little kiddie and call him grasshopper.

2 ducktape his feet to an old wooden forklift pallet

3 then when you hit him measure the volume of the OUCH ! with a decibel meter.

It should be a reasonably accurate indication of punch force or if not a design concept for an animation at least ..lol
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lol im definately goin with that one
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Yeah there is a device used to measure speed and power, its rigged into a slightly curved kick shield and the information is fed into a laptop which calculates the info.Its not something I would use at my dojo for my students and I'm not sure what its called or where you could buy one though-I dont think its something you would pick up from a supplier, although they may know where you could get one as its a pretty specialist type piece of kit.
maybe they would have something on youtube?
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