Absprunggelände

English translation: landing zone

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German term or phrase:Absprunggelände
English translation:landing zone
Entered by: gfish

16:30 May 17, 2011
German to English translations [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation / Rock climbing / Bouldering
German term or phrase: Absprunggelände
Das Absprunggelände ist der Platz unter einem Boulder.
gfish
Local time: 06:00
landing zone
Explanation:
Bouldermatte
engl. Crashpad. Weiche Matte, die beim Bouldern auf das Absprunggelände gelegt wird, um sich bei einem Sturz nicht zu verletzen.

Ground falls are a regular part of bouldering. If you boulder, you’re going to fall. Most boulder problems are short so when you fall, you can get injured. Boulderers do as much as possible to mitigate sprained ankles or broken legs by using a top-rope, crash pads, or a spotter. Spotting, a safety technique, is when a climber on the ground helps break the boulderer’s fall and steers him to a safe landing zone.
If the climber falls feet first, steer him toward the landing zone, usually a crash pad, and let his legs take the shock. If he falls from an overhang, grab toward his armpits and above his center of gravity to rotate his feet down so he lands on them. Watch his head and back so they don’t hit anything. Cup your hands when spotting. Don’t stick your thumbs out because they’re easy to sprain.
http://climbing.about.com/od/bouldering/a/HowToSpot.htm
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landing zone


Explanation:
Bouldermatte
engl. Crashpad. Weiche Matte, die beim Bouldern auf das Absprunggelände gelegt wird, um sich bei einem Sturz nicht zu verletzen.

Ground falls are a regular part of bouldering. If you boulder, you’re going to fall. Most boulder problems are short so when you fall, you can get injured. Boulderers do as much as possible to mitigate sprained ankles or broken legs by using a top-rope, crash pads, or a spotter. Spotting, a safety technique, is when a climber on the ground helps break the boulderer’s fall and steers him to a safe landing zone.
If the climber falls feet first, steer him toward the landing zone, usually a crash pad, and let his legs take the shock. If he falls from an overhang, grab toward his armpits and above his center of gravity to rotate his feet down so he lands on them. Watch his head and back so they don’t hit anything. Cup your hands when spotting. Don’t stick your thumbs out because they’re easy to sprain.
http://climbing.about.com/od/bouldering/a/HowToSpot.htm


Kim Metzger
Mexico
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