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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 08:48 PM
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33. It would slow your fall through the air, but hurt more hitting the water.
Without a lot of extra material on your person, a body can slip into the water without decelerating to dramatically.

Having on a bulky life jacket would, I think, make entry more painful.

But you gotta have a life vest.

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