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Old 01-11-2012   #11
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Originally Posted by wasatchbill View Post
HOLY $#!+, thats incredible footage! That bridge is 111 meters above the river; that is 364 feet. Her 25 meter fall at the bottom of the bungee stretch is still ~80 feet headfirst! Seems to be about a 4 second drop; lucky not be knocked unconscious.

Actually, if she free fell 80 ft it would take 2.23 seconds but it was likely she already had an initial negative velocity during the bungee snap. Therefore, she would have free falled for less than 2.23 seconds.

Sorry, getting back to the new spring semester and projectile motion is the most difficult concept for my undergrads to grasp

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Old 01-11-2012   #12
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Amazing story and all the credit possible to a young lady with the "right" stuff.

I read that the authorities have refused to tell the media just how many jumps that bungee cord had on it. I suspect a bunch and I wonder how well the cord has been taken care of.

My take on bungee jumps is the knots and attachment points are at the same point and over time weaken to the point they will break like the one we are posting on this board.

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