Jumping into the air in fencing is referred to as a balestra, named after a French term for a sudden leap. According to the Wikipedia glossary of fencing, a balestra consists of a leap forwards, usually followed by a lunge.
What does a simple jump look like in a graph? Consider the following graph, excerpted from The Science of Exercise Equipment from Schottenbauer Publishing:
- How far does the athlete travel in the vertical direction?
- How far does the athlete travel in the horizontal direction?
- Is this leap similar to a balestra? Describe any similarities or differences.
- What might a balestra look like in a graph?