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    so long Pierre

    he will no longer have the record come the end of the season....guarenteed.

    that is all

    giddity giddity.

    three hundo or bust.

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    I say if whoever dies trying to beat it, it's still JPs record.
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    This is already getting out of hand. Is surviving a pre-req for claiming the record still?

    edit: blurred beat me to it.

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    Darwin at it's finest. Go for 4 hundy dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rippeddisc
    he will no longer have the record come the end of the season....guarenteed.

    that is all

    giddity giddity.

    three hundo or bust.

    This is so fuking cool!

    in a horrorshow kinda way!

    idiot!


    WTF is this supposta mean "giddity giddity" .

    so fuking tarded
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    skiing tuned freak show evel knievel side act....great...

    i love it...


    slap some skis on anyone retarded enough to go 3hundy...

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    This may have been covered already ....... but ...... at what distance do you hit terminal velocity? I am pretty sure they are nearing that point, once you get there the sky is the limit
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    with some big ass pontoons on its going to be right around the 330 range

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    rode a tram with him last week at the bird......very nice guy; absolutely no 'tude at all......as compared to some of the contestants for the comp we noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDaddy
    WTF is this supposta mean "giddity giddity" .
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    That would be "Giggidy...Giggidy..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by powderfarmer
    This may have been covered already ....... but ...... at what distance do you hit terminal velocity? I am pretty sure they are nearing that point, once you get there the sky is the limit
    terminal velocity happens instantly without friction. So gravity pulls down at 36ft per second. everything. a ten pound ball and a hundred pound ball fall at the same rate. 36ft per second, every second. Now size creates friction on the fall as the object comes in contact with the air. A person who is larger in size and mass would fall slower to begin with because of all the friction caused by falling through the air. Obviously a person with a parachute will fall even slower because of the aforementioned. What is terminal velocity? It is a theoretical # that changes due to so many factors. It is figured to be about 126 mph for a human. The actual MPH at 36ft/second is 146MPH. It's fast and you don't want to hit the flat ground going that fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippster
    That would be "Giggidy...Giggidy..."
    allll righhttt!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd Braun
    terminal velocity happens instantly without friction. So gravity pulls down at 36ft per second. everything. a ten pound ball and a hundred pound ball fall at the same rate. 36ft per second, every second. Now size creates friction on the fall as the object comes in contact with the air. A person who is larger in size and mass would fall slower to begin with because of all the friction caused by falling through the air. Obviously a person with a parachute will fall even slower because of the aforementioned. What is terminal velocity? It is a theoretical # that changes due to so many factors. It is figured to be about 126 mph for a human. The actual MPH at 36ft/second is 146MPH. It's fast and you don't want to hit the flat ground going that fast.

    ??????

    uhhh...never mind....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd Braun
    terminal velocity happens instantly without friction.
    Dude, that is an incorrect statement.

    If the guy goes off a booter for instance, his velocity is actually negative in the down direction, which is the way you would measure terminal velocity. Then he'll pass through vel = 0 and continue to accelerate until he reaches terminal velocity, which he'll sustain until he hits the ground. If he's in a vacuum, like on the moon for instance, he'll just continue to accelerate until he hits the ground.

    Go back to your basic equations of motion. It's all right there, derived from F=ma...

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    There is no Terminal Velocity in a frictionless environment... you would continue accelerating until you hit something (most likely the source of the gravitational force.) Terminal Velocity is where the friction of the air slowing you down cancels out the propulsive force of gravity. You fall at a steady rate of speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd Braun
    terminal velocity happens instantly without friction. So gravity pulls down at 36ft per second. everything. a ten pound ball and a hundred pound ball fall at the same rate. 36ft per second, every second. Now size creates friction on the fall as the object comes in contact with the air. A person who is larger in size and mass would fall slower to begin with because of all the friction caused by falling through the air. Obviously a person with a parachute will fall even slower because of the aforementioned. What is terminal velocity? It is a theoretical # that changes due to so many factors. It is figured to be about 126 mph for a human. The actual MPH at 36ft/second is 146MPH. It's fast and you don't want to hit the flat ground going that fast.
    But...wait...how does the treadmill factor into this again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Junkie
    But...wait...how does the treadmill factor into this again?
    If the treadmill adjusts to the speed you fall, will you ever hit terminal velocity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd Braun
    terminal velocity happens instantly without friction. So gravity pulls down at 36ft per second. everything. a ten pound ball and a hundred pound ball fall at the same rate. 36ft per second, every second. Now size creates friction on the fall as the object comes in contact with the air. A person who is larger in size and mass would fall slower to begin with because of all the friction caused by falling through the air. Obviously a person with a parachute will fall even slower because of the aforementioned. What is terminal velocity? It is a theoretical # that changes due to so many factors. It is figured to be about 126 mph for a human. The actual MPH at 36ft/second is 146MPH. It's fast and you don't want to hit the flat ground going that fast.

    huh?

    accelleration due to gravity is 9.81m/sec^2 which is roughly 32.2ft/sec^2.

    and a velocity of 36FPS is actually around 24.5MPH.

    you just flunked your physics lesson for the day.

    you are correct about terminal velocity for a human in a freefall position to be around ~120mph.
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    So instead of attempting this sort of ski stunt at 10,000ft, wouldn't it be more feasible to try it at a lower elavation where the air is more plentiful? A coastal mountain range such as one in AK might be the place for one to break that new record....

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    What others have said. Put simply, "terminal velocity" doesn't mean that it's so fast you die. "Terminal," here, means final -- as fast as you can go given the environmental factors.

    Also, for record-setting, what are the criteria for the landing -- survival? walking away? clearly not sticking the landing, since Pierre apparently did a perfect one-point.
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    From a little research, it seems that it takes about 9 to 10 seconds to reach terminal velocity in an arched skydiving position. That's a lot more than 300 feet of falling.
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    edited - that shit is so uncool - admin
    Last edited by Frozen; 03-01-2006 at 04:49 PM.

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    cmsummit, nice work. Thought everyone out of high school knew that
    number. What kind of a record is falling 220+ft off a cliff and landing on your
    head, I just don't get it. Might as well play Russian roulette.

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