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morphomouse - on 08 May 2018

As per the title: Where does a highball start? (Metric units preferable).

What others factors are at play to define something as a highball?

Post edited at 19:41
teh_mark on 08 May 2018
In reply to morphomouse:

They're usually about 6" minimum. Much shorter and they'd be considered a whisky tumbler instead.

Coel Hellier - on 08 May 2018
In reply to morphomouse:

> Where does a highball start?

When it gets scary!

(Which, in my case, is not that high.)

Si dH - on 08 May 2018
In reply to morphomouse:

Highball height in m =

(4 + 0.5x + y - z) cos (a)

Where

x = number of pads < 1.5 m2

y = number of pads >= 1.5 m2

z = number of pointy rocks in the landing area

a = angle of the landing area to the horizontal

HTH

thebigfriendlymoose - on 08 May 2018
In reply to morphomouse:

Number of metres = equals height where you look down on your mat and think "even if I land on that, I'm still crawling back to the car".

krikoman - on 08 May 2018
In reply to morphomouse:

My inside leg is 34", I think I'd need a couple more inches to be classed as a high ball.

harold walmsley - on 09 May 2018
In reply to Si dH:

> Highball height in m => (4 + 0.5x + y - z) cos (a)

> a = angle of the landing area to the horizontal

Surely it depends on whether the slope is up or down?

 

Robert Durran - on 09 May 2018
In reply to harold walmsley:

> Surely it depends on whether the slope is up or down?

But that depends on which way is up and which way is down.

Lord_ash2000 - on 09 May 2018
In reply to morphomouse:

Basically high enough that you wouldn't want to fall off due to the risk of injury from the drop, dodginess of landing may reduce that height a bit but it still has to be a decent hight to count. 

To put a number on it I'd say anything above about 6m, and that means where there is a still a chance of falling off at that height. A standard height problem with a few meters of V0 topping out on top doesn't really count in my book.   

Offwidth - on 09 May 2018
In reply to Lord_ash2000:

It does if its V0!  I'd say anything above 4m with a bad landing or above 6m with a perfect landing.

alx on 09 May 2018
In reply to morphomouse:

Next week I get my balls scanned with an ultrasound. I’ve been thinking of unusual questions to ask mid scan.

its that or a start singing Torn, by Natalie Imbruglia.

Post edited at 17:52
Toerag - on 09 May 2018
In reply to morphomouse:

When it's too high for the two mats you and your mate carried in. Or when you need to work the moves on toprope.

6metres in metric (20ft)

Bulls Crack - on 09 May 2018
In reply to morphomouse:

I once hit Kilnsey main overhang with a stone. Does that count? 

AMorris - on 16 May 2018
In reply to morphomouse:

When the guidebook says "committing", "obvious rising ramp line" or instructs you on the number of pads to bring, that means it's highball. Any other definition lacks objectivity.


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