Jumping won't save you.

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Jumping won't save you.

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Jumping at the last moment won't save you if you are in a falling elevator. Basically you aren't strong enough, you might be able to offset the falling force by a couple of meters per second.

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Re: Jumping won't save you.

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I remember as a kid thinking that should work. :roll:

Then I took physics in high school.
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Modern elevators have emergency brakes.
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When I was young I'd try to jump as soon as the elevator started going down.
Feels like you are floating for a second, just don't smack your head on the ceiling.
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fools_gold wrote: May 25th, 2023, 11:20 am I remember as a kid thinking that should work. :roll:

Then I took physics in high school.
DAMN YOU NEWTON!!!!
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