"in 1974 I experienced an invasion of my mind by a transcendentally rational mind, as if I had been insane all my life and suddenly I had become sane."
For more variety in low-gravity sports, take a look at the Storer-Gulls wings used in lunar caves in Robert Heinlein's 1957 novel Menace from Earth and the very similar bat wings, also used in the interior of an orbiting station, from Spirals, a short story by Niven and Pournelle.
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