Lethality of jumping into shallow water from height

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by MJP, Mar 7, 2018.

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Would they survive?

  1. Yes

  2. Yes but with lifelong injuries

  3. No

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  1. RainbowSingularity Registered Senior Member

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  3. RainbowSingularity Registered Senior Member

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    amazing skill
    just pointing out, the water is closer to around 40cms deep
     
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  5. MJP Registered Member

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    Id imagine that a professional gymnast or diver could hold their form for a dive of this distance but don’t know how or if the average person could
     
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  7. MJP Registered Member

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    Could how they move in the air affect impact force or survival?
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    While parachutists can control their rate of descent by spread-eagling or torpedoeing their bodies, in this case it is certainly too short a drop to make any difference over 40m starting from 0m/s.
     
  9. Musika Registered Senior Member

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    Being French also appears to be advantageous.

     
  10. MJP Registered Member

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    What about being average and without a wing suit?
     
  11. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Mythbusters tried to reproduce that.
     
  12. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    A skydiver survived a "no chute" episode when she landed in a freshly watered lawn.
     
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