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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

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

> Where does a highball start?

When it gets scary!

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

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

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".

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

> 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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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)