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    How about adapting prosthesis for an able bodied athlete and see the result.?
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    I think the easiest way to prove that this whole prosthetic debate is a bunch of kaka ( Maori for excrement) is to compare the advantages / disadvantages of a prosthetic use by Masters athletes, eg, over 60s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuariki View Post
    I think the easiest way to prove that this whole prosthetic debate is a bunch of kaka ( Maori for excrement) ....
    goes far beyond Maori, and in English typically spelled caca. From Wiki:

    <<From Middle English cakken, from Old English *cacian, from Old English cac (“dung; excrement”), of uncertain origin and relation. Cognate with English cack. Compare Latin cacō (“to defecate”), French caca (“excrement”), Basque kaka (“excrement”), Lithuanian kaka (“excrement”), Hungarian kaka (“excrement”), Italian cacca, Ancient Greek κάκκη (kákkē, “dung”), German kacken, Irish cac, Welsh cach, Cornish caugh, Breton cac'h, Aromanian cac, Scottish Gaelic cac, Romanian căca, Spanish caca (“excrement”).>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    How about adapting prosthesis for an able bodied athlete and see the result.?
    Not the same. They are carrying weight that the limbless don't, plus - to extend below the appendage they do have, would make them much taller.
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    There shouldn't be any studies necessary to eliminate those who use prothetic limbs to run, throw, jump, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    There shouldn't be any studies necessary to eliminate those who use prothetic limbs to run, throw, jump, etc.
    Amen!!!! You can feel empathy but life is not fair. If I was taller , faster, with better reflexes and eyesight I would have been a helluva athlete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    There shouldn't be any studies necessary to eliminate those who use prothetic limbs to run, throw, jump, etc.
    The exception I would have no problem with is a prosthetic arm for a sprinter to allow them to do a standard crouch start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    Amen!!!! You can feel empathy but life is not fair. If I was taller , faster, with better reflexes and eyesight I would have been a helluva athlete.
    Dang ... If you can run your age in the 400 (I think you mentioned that in another thread), you ARE a helluva athlete! I think I can run my age in the 200.
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