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    ^ Interesting questions.

    I think the idea grew out of theatrical devices for making Peter Pan fly and Greek gods descend from the heavens. Several different systems were patented specifically for figure skating in the early 1980s.

    Training methods using the “fishing pole” version were developed by coach Nick Perna., although Perna credits the actual design to a Canadian inventor, Jan Glerup. According to this bio of Perma, he used the fishing pole with many skaters including Sasha Cohen, Sarah Hughes, Michael Weiss (Perma also invented the “freedom blade”), Johnny Weir, Ina and Zimmerman, and Bereshnaya and Sikharudlidze.

    http://figureskating.about.com/od/equipment/p/perna.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Two questions: How long has the Harness been around? and Who invented it?
    It's been around a long time. We had one at our summer rink back in the 80s and it looked "well used" by then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    ^ Interesting questions.

    I think the idea grew out of theatrical devices for making Peter Pan fly and Greek gods descend from the heavens. Several different systems were patented specifically for figure skating in the early 1980s.

    Training methods using the “fishing pole” version were developed by coach Nick Perna., although Perna credits the actual design to a Canadian inventor, Jan Glerup. According to this bio of Perma, he used the fishing pole with many skaters including Sasha Cohen, Sarah Hughes, Michael Weiss (Perma also invented the “freedom blade”), Johnny Weir, Ina and Zimmerman, and Bereshnaya and Sikharudlidze.

    http://figureskating.about.com/od/equipment/p/perna.htm
    Apparently, Mischin had nothing to do with the invention of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Apparently, Mischin had nothing to do with the invention of.
    lol, was that even a possibility?Mishin has invented lots of things but I dont think he could have had credit for that!
    and Greek gods descend from the heavens
    In a simpler version it had been used , since ancient years , to make the deus ex machina appear in greek tragedy plays. It used to be either a crane or a rope.

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