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Diving with Wings

spring board diving competition but with wings
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This is a spring board or platform diving competition where the divers are allowed to wear foam wings or whole aerodynamic foam suits so that they can do more excellent acrobatics in the air on the way down. They should wear streamers too, and air- scoop whistles embedded in their foam suits.
JesusHChrist, Feb 15 2017

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       Welcome back from Feather Propellor land, JHC. This is a fine concept. I can definitely see beverage companies sponsoring an event of this sort.
bungston, Feb 15 2017

       This could work, but if you're only diving from a 10m platform, you're not going to have much airspeed to work with, for most of your dive. The problem is similar to that of BASE jumpers, or skydivers jumping from a balloon: you can't really use any aerodynamic effects until you've had time to build up a useful airspeed.   

       I'm also not failing to be unconvinced that foam is the best option. In terms of aerodynamic surface area per unit weight, nylon fabric might be better. Also, a foam suit would limit the range of contortions they can perform.   

       On the other hand, this is the least dumb idea you have posted recently, so I will reciprocate by awarding this idea the least possible number of fishbones.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 16 2017

       I'm torn between demanding high diving boards and small pools and high boards and large pools.
Voice, Feb 16 2017

       //you're not going to have much airspeed to work with   

       Cannon launch?   

       Also, in addition of wings how about various counter weights for rotation assistance?
ixnaum, Feb 16 2017

       + a nice visual
xandram, Feb 16 2017

       This could actually just be an individual who hacks the Flugtag.
JesusHChrist, Feb 16 2017

       // Cannon launch? //   

       Trebuchet, shirley ?
8th of 7, Feb 16 2017


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