Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:34 AM
Pres, they say the best way to land, is on your back. It spreads out the force, from the impact. That's why we spent a while, learning how to fall (breakfalls), in my college Judo class. You land on your back, with your chin tucked to you chest, and smack the ground with both arms.
I'm not a big fan of heights either. Our first home was a single story ranch. I could jump off the top of that, without any problem. Our current house is a two story Craftsman style. I was on the roof yesterday sealing some spots. It's pretty high up. I don't use a harness, as the slope, where I'm working is slight. I do need to paint some of the exterior woodwork, and for the amount of time, I'll be up there, along with the places I'll have to be, I will be using a harness.
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