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The phrase 'crumpled heap' comes to mind.
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I don't know about everybody else but
when ski jumpers are in the air, they get
into a position and hardly move at all until
it is time to touch down. All this effort is
based on aerodynamics and trajectory, but
if physical strength could make them go
farther, that would make it less boring
me to watch (although, i've never really
The solution is simple, Wings. The wings
are not to be humangous or fixed, but
should be like cocoroach wings, fitted
along the back until the olympian spreads
his arms to his side, opening his wings,
allowing him to glide. near the end of his
glide, he would be able to flap his wings to
get some more distance.
a twist! get the olympian up to higher
speeds and make him fly through hoops
or around or inbetween inflated pillars.
i might suggest a jet pack, but that's not
See my anno and the inevitable birdman link here. [Shz, Nov 09 2006]
It was done over a year ago by Andreas Küttel! [brite_eye, Dec 30 2009]
||Almost 2 months and no comments! Why can't any of
the great ski jumpers even attempt to try extending
their distance with wings. Are they overly concerned
with rules and regulations that might not record such
attempts as new records? Such thinking is shear
folly! Landing a wingsuit whether or not one is
wearing fat jumping skis will be a huge turning point
for human flight and being the first will last much
longer in history than any ski jumping distance
||I'm still investigating which candy manufacturer produces cocoroaches.
||YES! and every jumper has to have different wings and a suit to match, so they look like giant parrots, or eagles, or crows. go crow! and their skis have to be orange, and they have to wear three on each foot.
||Please check out the Wingsuit Landing link over on
the left side of this page.
||shorely James Bond has baked this