Round swing

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A round swing is a ship swing in which a complete rotation around the suspension axis - a rollover - is possible.

The ship is usually a little more than a meter long and rigidly connected to the axle with four approximately three meter long metal rods. Depending on the design, the axis is 2.5 to 3.5 m above the ground. So the rocking person is upside down. One foot is fixed to the bottom of the ship with straps so that it cannot fall out even in the upside down phase. Round swings are only possible for one person per ship.

A round swing, also called a rollover swing, in the classic sense is operated exclusively with muscle power. The rocking movement is created using the physical principle “work = force × distance” by shifting weight. If the swing swings upwards, the center of gravity must be as close as possible to the axis and thus cover a shorter distance than when moving downwards. Then the center of gravity should be as far away from the axis as possible: The circumference of the fictitious circle becomes larger, the distance covered longer, the work done more, because the force of gravity has a constant effect. The center of gravity is shifted by squats.