Originally Posted by jbarnow
Rules to Cliff Jumping
3. Never jump over 20-25ft with a life vest on
4. Right after impact immediately tuck to stop downward travel
I'm glad pg posted on this....and I'll certainly keep it in mind before I think about taking flight. I grew up launching off 40-50-60 footers on a regular basis at the pueblo reservoir and ALWAYS checked the LZ....AND had someone with a depth finder check the entire area. The past few years I haven't been as diligent. Duly noted and I'll be more mindful.
Jbar....just wondering why a jump over 25ft. would dismiss a life vest? I hucked myself off a (roughly) 50footer in Gunny Gorge a couple weeks ago with mine on....I don't think I'd ever jump without one....just gotta tighten er' up. And my preferred method of entering the water is to "fan and flatten out". Saved me a few times at the res. in shallow LZ's. Maybe it's because I have a couple extra LB's, but balling up would take me a little deeper as opposed to how I get er' done now.