Pencil dive? What do you do with your arms?
I also read that your chin is supposed to be tucked in and head down, but that seems rather uncomfortable.
I basically watched this video on Facebook about a guy who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and then in mid air changed his mind and decided he wanted to live (just look up Kevin Hines), so he basically took the brunt of the impact on his feet and legs. The bridge has a 98% fatality rate.
I used to cliff jump, we'd cover our balls and hold our nose. When you are just in the water put your feet forward and then spread out star jump style to slow down.
Not sure if it's the best method but it did the job for us jumping high into water of questionable depth (we hit the bottom a few times but because our momentum was going kinda forward/diagonal we kinda skimmed the bottom. Never keep your legs stiff, also buttcheek clench is recommended, it caught me off guard a few times where I got an ass full of water
This, the key is to break the surface tension as best you can, usually people do this by using their feet/heels to sort of cut into the water. If you hit with a large area (belly on for instance) the surface tension and cohesion will push back at you hard enough to be the same as hitting concrete.
Similar, did some jumping at a spot in PA, about 45-50 at the most. I did crossed arms, clenched my ass, and bent my legs a bit. Tried to lean back a bit just as I hit, anything to not hit straight up and down. Did that once and pulled a back muscle as the shock load came right up and my back acted like a spring.
He got lucky, mostly. In interviews with people that survive suicide by jumping off of things, most survivors claim they changed their minds on the way down.
Probably most of the people that die change their minds on the way down as well.
my understanding is that you put your legs together with your toes over the top of each others
chin tucked, nose covered with one hand, genitals covered with the other.
not sure about your breath
>bring hundreds of rocks
>start throwing them all at water
>thermodynamics, every rock you throw slows your descent
>throw them fast enough and you start to levitate
>faster still and you can fly away
From what I read in some meme survival book: Feet together, arms cupping balls, clenching of the butt (water can shoot up your colon). Once in water assume jumping jacks stance to slow descent
Oh right, just remembered, what you are supposed to do once your legs/feet get past the water is to curve your body so you change some of your momentum into sideways momentum instead of quite possibly smashing your legs against the bottom of whatever you are falling into.
Falling on solid land: breathe out before landing. If your lungs are full, you could tear your lungs on impact because of the quick bending over on impact (assuming frog landing / parkour roll).
Anyone have any idea if this applies to falling in water?
retard science folks.
the "surface tension" of the water has fuck all to do with hitting it at terminal velocity.
to put this in real real simple terms, you cant move the water out of the way fast enough (displacement) to mitigate the force caused by the impact.
when people survive that kind of fall its nothing short of a miracle and there is literally nothing you can do that gaurantees survival.
best you can do is hope to better your already very dismal odds
Don't forget to clench your sphincter if you are going feet first
Another way I heard of was putting your hands in front of you, then twisting your arms so one is over the other, clasping your hands, then putting that over you head. Hard to explain, but it is sort of like pic related.
>throw a bar of soap in the water right before you hit
>100% survival rate