Carl Hagelin is fast

Submitted by Jskohl88 on January 28th, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Nothing we didn't already know, but he just won fastest skater in the All-Star skills competition. BORK 

Comments

Yo_Blue

January 28th, 2012 at 8:32 PM ^

LOLOLOL knew somebody would comment on the post that was created after someone created this thread. 1000% pointless, and it's still cool bro.  ...and there's a hole in the bottom of the sea.

Trebor

January 28th, 2012 at 10:37 PM ^

Even 30 meters wouldn't be close. My guess is by at least the 5 meter mark Hagelin would be ahead. Denard might have a faster first step or two but the sheer power you can get on a single skating stride is so much more than you can get in a single step.

justingoblue

January 29th, 2012 at 12:34 AM ^

Denard actually averages a faster speed in ~60m (6.81s/60m) than Hagelin (7.963/57m). The big difference is that Denard is probably at 80% of his top speed in 60m, Hagelin is nowhere near that. Like the guy below me said, in a short enough race, Denard could pull off a win, but in general skating is much, much faster than running.

justingoblue

January 29th, 2012 at 9:25 AM ^

Actually, Hagelin's time there isn't what I thought; I thought they were just racing goal line to goal line, which wasn't the case. Hagelin went ~80m and that includes turns, so that should give an idea just how unfair a race like that would be.

Maize and Blue 4 Life, that's interesting; I would have thought differently, but then again they never let me near sprints in track practice, so what do I know.

Maize and Blue…

January 29th, 2012 at 7:57 AM ^

should be at top speed within his 60m.  According to Jimson Lee at SpeedEndurance.com most world class 100 meter men reach their top speed within 50-60 meters. Women reach their top end speed a bit earlier, so more of their race is speed endurance. The only question would be if Denard would be considered a world class 100m man which I feel he could be if he was concentrating on track.