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Balling
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http://youtu.be/QrxPuk0JefA


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Would have been better if it wasn't spinning but it shows how hard they are
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at the pig
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mmm lunch
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I dropped mine about 4 foot the other day. It was fine and still works.
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TBH im not that surprised that it survived, they are pretty light and will have a fairly low terminal velocity, people forget that after a certain height it doesn't matter how much higher you go the impact will be the same, probably no different then dropping it off a multistory building. That and it landed in soft mud..
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They are the nuts I've smashed one of mine into the ground on the front of an RC plane (I let my neighbour have a go and something went wrong ) it was good as gold afterwards (not quite from the same altitude) but its a good watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVHqHARUcnc

[Edited on 12-02-2014 by DaveyLC]
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wasn't that good of a watch really, no offence.
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quote:
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TBH im not that surprised that it survived, they are pretty light and will have a fairly low terminal velocity, people forget that after a certain height it doesn't matter how much higher you go the impact will be the same, probably no different then dropping it off a multistory building. That and it landed in soft mud..


This. Which is why it still fascinates me that a cat can be thrown out of a plane and survive. More likely to than if it fell 30 feet in fact.

[Edited on 12-02-2014 by Eck]
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That's brilliant


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Surely weight has nothing to do with it. Being so small it'll be falling a lot faster than a person would.

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quote:
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at the pig


This
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Surely weight has nothing to do with it. Being so small it'll be falling a lot faster than a person would.




Did you not go to school and learn the rules of gravity

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A go pro vs a go pro weighing 100kg will fall at the same rate. A person has more surface area so more resistance so would fall slower.
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Surely weight has nothing to do with it. Being so small it'll be falling a lot faster than a person would.



It doesn't work like that, Gaz Everything has a terminal velocity. To do with their shape etc. A cat has a TV of 40mph, an adult male 125mph.
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Fair enough, not done owt like this since school.

Also I don't want to know what you've been doing with cats.
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it was discovered when vets in New York had many cases of cats being thrown from the massive apartment buildings in the 80's. The ones thrown from above 7 stories survived better than those below. They travelled at the same pace but they had more time to self right and prepare for it.
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Thats not quite how the story goes.

It was based upon survival rates of cats brought to the vets.

Percentage wise, a larger percentage died when falling a shorter distance, but that doesn't take into account all the cats which were so clearly dead that their owners didn't even take them to the vet.
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I only have a vid of me falling off my bike with a go pro on.

http://youtu.be/uSFZrCQF9pI
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Love the pig......

"WTF... something just fell out of the sky....fucking hell....must be food"
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quote:
Originally posted by Nic Barnes
I only have a vid of me falling off my bike with a go pro on.

http://youtu.be/uSFZrCQF9pI


What grips have you got Nic?
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Love the pig......

"WTF... something just fell out of the sky....fucking hell....must be food"
Exactly!

Reminded me of this.


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quote:
Originally posted by SVM 286
quote:
Originally posted by Nic Barnes
I only have a vid of me falling off my bike with a go pro on.

http://youtu.be/uSFZrCQF9pI


What grips have you got Nic?
lizard skins

http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/lizard-skins-lock-on-logo-grip-red-id52390.html

[Edited on 13-02-2014 by Nic Barnes]
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quote:
Originally posted by Balling
http://youtu.be/QrxPuk0JefA


Very cool saw this on the news, thanks for link, Thought it might be a Go Pro use them in work and are very robust. Thats why they are used for tv shows Top Gear / Fifth Gear / Fast n Loud etc, great piece of kit.

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