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Old 09-27-2022, 5:45pm   #1
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Default What's the greatest height you've gone into water from?

Diving, jumping, falling, crashing, whatever.

I did the high dive at Windemere Park a couple of times, probably ten feet or so. Scared the shit out of me.
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Swam in Denver before so a mile or so.
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In my late teens and early 20's, probably about 25' at a quarry.

A friend of a friend told me about a bridge you could jump off of my Lake Wallenpulpac ( in the Poconos ) and he said it was "about" 50' with safe jumping lines painted on the bridge.

We went there and sure enough, all kinds of people jumping off the bridge. It sure looked more than 50' to me.

Got the 100' tape measure out of my car and guess what, it was 80' to the water.

I just "noped" myself out of there.
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Swam in Denver before so a mile or so.
I hope you didn't make a personal contribution to the Coors beer water supply.
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I jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge feet first.
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I've never jumped off anything high but I'm a good swimmer.
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Fell 35 ft onto concrete

Jumped 30 ft into water.

Different days
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Fell 35 ft onto concrete

Jumped 30 ft into water.

Different days
Slow learner?
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I fell off the top of my roof back in July and hit the second roof below. I was sweating and bleeding. Does that count?
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Slow learner?
I learned after the first time concrete hurts…. A lot.

Water is way more forgiving
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The company I worked for built a big ropes course or something for 'team building'. We had to do the fall backwards and hope the suckers you work with would catch your fall...a bunch of BS lol Another thing was to climb a pole maybe 20' or so tall. Then you had to turn around on top of the thing and face a different direction. They had you all harnessed in and I can't remember who controlled the rope lines to kinda' keep you steady. Then you had to jump off the thing and they would slowly lower you down. I was only 25 and nothing scared me then. I sure wouldn't do it now at my age!
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I jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge feet first.
I see where you got your name from.
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Old 09-27-2022, 6:59pm   #14
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I jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge feet first.
It had to have been head first
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I see where you got your name from.
Storyteller Stealth is my class b 4x4 adventure off-road van I own.
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It had to have been head first
Little wiser than you did it feet first.
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Old 09-27-2022, 7:11pm   #17
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Fell 35 ft onto concrete

Jumped 30 ft into water.

Different days




I guess you figured that water was softer. Tough way to learn. Canucks.
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I dropped about 20+ ft from a wave body surfing rolled into the white water.
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Maybe 30 or 35 feet.. a bunch of times into water from a helicopter on multiple occasions.
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Old 09-27-2022, 9:17pm   #20
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Probably 35-40 feet. I remember wondering on the way down (eyes closed) when the hell I was finally going to hit the water.
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