Re: Jumping into water from a height
Oh, this is my kind of question. One of my favorite pastimes is hurling myself off of precipices into deep water.
Well, a key point there is "deep."
Speaking from experience... A ca. fifteen foot drop into into 5 or 6 feet of water: Land butt first, prone enough to increase drag, increasing proneness, on impact, guaging that fine line between a raspberry flop and too much slipstreaming. You will touch the bottom. (Do not enter feet, or head first.)
Less than five feet of water is going to get painful. I reckon that less than 4 feet of water yields a high probability of debilitating injury.
(All assuming a reasonably smooth bottom. An odd, misplaced stone will ruin your day.)
Last edited by Alex, The G and T; 6th March 2012 at 07:28 AM.