Skydive in The Lounge Posted June 9, 2014 @Kas, you have to be really bored to start posing how fast people will die if they fall 300 feet...... Bored ? Far from it. For the tens of thousands of skydiving enthusiasts around the world, the speed of descent plus body position is of paramount interest. It is also of interest to many ordinary people. Not the fact that the guy fell to his death, but how long it takes to fall from a certain height. The "jumpers" from the WTC on 9/11 fell further and there are those among us who are interested in time taken from exit to impact. Nothing morbid, just general curiosity. If it is not your scene, then pass on, but don`t insinuate that I am bored to describe falling bodies. It is a technical subject, which obviously goes down like a lead balloon with non-technically minded people. Well, you can`t suit everybody. I would add that any skydiver who is "bored" and not interested in the relationship between time and distance fallen, should have "Dig Here" printed on their helmet.