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Thread: New world record cliff drop
03-21-2008, 08:30 AM #51
03-21-2008, 08:46 AM #52
This thread makes baby pechelman cry.
03-21-2008, 09:10 AM #53
03-21-2008, 09:36 AM #54
you guys are all way off... terminal velocity is reached when charlie sheen kicks your communist hammer and sickle asses...
Terminal Velocity is a 1994 action movie starring Charlie Sheen as a daredevil skydiver who becomes mixed up with Russian spies. It was written by David Twohy and directed by Deran Sarafian. Originally, Sheen's role was written for Tom Cruise, although William Baldwin was also considered. The script itself sold for US $500,000.
03-21-2008, 09:47 AM #55
Allright...according to my calculations, assuming that Fred weighs about 80kg, and his surface area is about 1-1.2 square meters, the density of air is around 1.2kg/cubic meter, and using a drag coefficient of 1.1 (which is the drag coefficient of a skijumper, from wikipedia), the terminal velocity of a skier falling of a cliff is around 34m/s. Considering that the terminal velocity of a skydiver is about 55m/s, this seams to me to be an appropriate value. However there are a lot of assumptions in my calculations.
Feel free to piss all over this
03-21-2008, 09:48 AM #56
omg that's epic!
Charlie Sheen in the answer to this physics question! i knew it!
03-21-2008, 09:55 AM #57Registered User
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jump record facts
hello all. I just spoke with Fred and he is doing great. doc told him to take a few weeks off. he will be skiing again soon. no injuries at all except for some minor internal bruising.
1) yes he did jump the 100+ meters. the exact number i am not sure, but is verified by several sources on the scene, including Helicopter altimeter.
2) Fred was only buried a meter or so under the snow. he was found with his hand sticking out of snow, still holding his pole!
3) He did his best to land on his side, horizontally, knowing a vertical impact would kill him. He said his skis flipped up due to air pressure but he managed to land more or less on his side.
4) due to confusing terrain features, Fred launched accidentally off a point close to his intended "smaller" air. When he realized how big it was, it was too late and he was already airborne. After an initial thought of "this is it" he went instantly into survival mode and said "I am going to try to land this"
5) Fred sounded good on the phone and looks forward to getting back on his skis after a short r&r up north with his woman.
03-21-2008, 09:55 AM #58
get fred some viking horns. and somebody post pix/vid asap.
ideally, before one needs a propellor beanie to understand this thread.
03-21-2008, 09:55 AM #59
Seriously, re read your question. It makes no sense.
Terminal velocity is... TERMINAL. Once you reach it, acceleration stops. With more height, you'll fall longer. You'll not hit the ground with more energy.
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03-21-2008, 09:57 AM #60Registered User
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"sometimes a cigar is just a cigar"
03-21-2008, 10:02 AM #61
did his skis stay on, cause thats jamies deffinition of landing a drop.
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03-21-2008, 10:14 AM #63
He was going 80km/h sideways. His vertical speed also started at 0, just like JP's.
03-21-2008, 10:22 AM #64
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03-21-2008, 10:27 AM #65
This is stupid-
The Calculation that counts is how fast do you go from terminal velocity to stopped.
Whos going to whip out the full equation? We need a coefficient for gore-tex, snow type, moisture content, How about elevation-you fall faster at a higher elevation.
03-21-2008, 10:27 AM #66
03-21-2008, 10:34 AM #67
I feel like it's time for videos and pictures of this nowYou see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
03-21-2008, 10:35 AM #68
03-21-2008, 10:39 AM #69
03-21-2008, 10:47 AM #70
jesus vs. norway
Okay, maybe this fred guy went off by accident. But at least he SKIED off, with (apparently) some speed. He sure didn't "fall" off anything, like somebody suggested. I've seen the pierre video (ya, I know, who hasn't) and, frankly, the skis were irrevelevant. He could've taken a ten foot run and jumped off that cliff in Sorel winter boots and landed on his coconut and it wouldn't have looked much different.
So I propose the following hierarchy (note, all are good, just some things are more better)
1) take off skiing (really skiing, on a line and making turns and all that other shit we do on skis) and land skiing (upright, ski away and all that) (3 points)
2) take off skiing, land like an anvil (norway dude) (2 points)
3) jump off like a sack of potatoes, land like an anvil (pierre) (1 point)
Norway dude wins, 2 to 1, moves into next round against slovakia.
Oh, and for us science dweebs, his VERTICAL velocity will be as calculated above by many, but his TOTAL velocity (vector combined) when he landed would be his initial horizontal velocity (80km/h) PLUS his vertical velocity. So he would have been travelling at a combined SPEED (direction be damned) far in excess of jamie-boys. And he didn't have jesus on his side either.
03-21-2008, 10:50 AM #71Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, other times it is a big fat cock.
03-21-2008, 10:54 AM #72
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03-21-2008, 10:58 AM #73You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
03-21-2008, 11:09 AM #74
03-21-2008, 11:22 AM #75
I am very impressed he was actually able to have some kind of thought process through the flight though.You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
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