WOULD YOU DO THIS?
In yesterday’s post, I teased you with something that happened on our bike ride last weekend. The ride we decided to take was a ride made challenging by the rocky cliffs overlooking and even extending into the Pacific Ocean. As we approached the northernmost point of our ride, we came upon a grouping of cliffs creating a spectacular landscape. As we scanned the sights, we suddenly noticed some movement at the top of one of the cliffs that was jutting completely out into the Ocean. The ocean would crash into these cliffs creating an amazing display of waves and spray. Obviously, this brave group of people wanted to get an even more spectacular view by climbing down from the shoreline cliffs and then scaling the isolated island cliffs further out into the ocean.
As we continued to watch the leisure movements of the sailboats on the horizon, our eyes were mysteriously drawn back to the group of people who had scaled these cliffs. What were they doing? There was constant movement. They seemed to be looking down into the water. Was something there? What could it be? It seemed the waves were growing even more severe as they crashed into the rocky cliffs with such powerful force, creating quite a spray at times. Is that what was captivating them?
I decided to zoom in closer to determine what was happening. What I saw next made me gasp! Without warning, one of the young men stepped up to the edge, turned around and…jumped!
Looking pretty good, so far.
This seems to be beautiful form. But if you look very closely, you may be able to see a problem.
Now you can clearly see that his form is beginning to break down. His legs are separating and he’s tilted a bit to the right.
The legs are now even further separated and there’s still a tilt to his form.
He seems to be coming back to center a little, but the legs are clearly out of control. On a side note, I think it’s interesting that no one on the cliffs seems even the least bit interested.
Completing his reverse somersault, he’s finally able to bring his legs together and prepare for his entrance into the water. I hope he’s timed the wave correctly to provide enough water for a safe landing.
With his legs coming fully together, he is milliseconds from splashdown.
Legs together, a little off-balance, but he looks pretty good at this point.
And, into the water.
Maybe the form wasn’t prefect, but the guy’s got guts! So the question is, would you do this?
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