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Advice on Raft Jumps

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VERY IMPORTANT noone should ever be above the raft. If the raft gets loose or the riders get dumped out the raft WILL KILL YOU IF YOU ARE ABOVE IT.


Why ? or How?
Sorry not doubting you , just want to learn something



A raft without it's riders will decelerate very rapidly, to about 20-30 mph. If you hit that at a freefall speed of 120 mph, it's going to smash you very violently, possibly breaking bones and knocking you unconscious.



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VERY IMPORTANT noone should ever be above the raft. If the raft gets loose or the riders get dumped out the raft WILL KILL YOU IF YOU ARE ABOVE IT.


Why ? or How?
Sorry not doubting you , just want to learn something



A raft without it's riders will decelerate very rapidly, to about 20-30 mph. If you hit that at a freefall speed of 120 mph, it's going to smash you very violently, possibly breaking bones and knocking you unconscious.



Example here:
Fatality Ukraine 21 June 2010
http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=3897790;

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