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Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5

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Re: Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5
Post by PeterZ   » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:37 pm

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WLBjork wrote:
PeterZ wrote:True. Of course it may be that he and Thandi have to swim faster to plane their bodies atop the water. Use more energy to swim and definitely unable to float.

That would be ok, if Honor wasn't floating at least in one of the pool scenes in SVW - right before Nimitz bombarded her with tennis balls.

Not sure just how passive she was. Could have been treading water a bit. That and the air in her lungs could have explained it.
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5
Post by PeterZ   » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:52 pm

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Snippet #6 is a wee bit late. Anyone know if this is intentional?
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5
Post by kzt   » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:18 pm

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PeterZ wrote:Snippet #6 is a wee bit late. Anyone know if this is intentional?

There's something about gift horses and mouths that comes to mind.
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5
Post by senna   » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:30 pm

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PeterZ wrote:Snippet #6 is a wee bit late. Anyone know if this is intentional?


YES SOMEONE'S CRACKED before ME :lol:
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5
Post by ldwechsler   » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:02 pm

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kzt wrote:
PeterZ wrote:Snippet #6 is a wee bit late. Anyone know if this is intentional?

There's something about gift horses and mouths that comes to mind.



Yes, we must be good Trojans about the whole thing. Perhaps in ten years or so...
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5
Post by saber964   » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:06 pm

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PeterZ wrote:
WLBjork" quote="PeterZ wrote:True. Of course it may be that he and Thandi have to swim faster to plane their bodies atop the water. Use more energy to swim and definitely unable to float.

That would be ok, if Honor wasn't floating at least in one of the pool scenes in SVW - right before Nimitz bombarded her with tennis balls.

Not sure just how passive she was. Could have been treading water a bit. That and the air in her lungs could have explained it.[/quote]



Nope Honor was floating on her back with her toes hooked on a ladder rung.
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5
Post by ncwolf   » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:23 pm

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senna wrote:
PeterZ wrote:Snippet #6 is a wee bit late. Anyone know if this is intentional?


YES SOMEONE'S CRACKED before ME :lol:



Or even me!

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Re: Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5
Post by PeterZ   » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:31 pm

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Treading water with one's hands is a water polo trick. If her legs are supported, then the air in her lungs and a back and forth motion with her hands could keep her floating. Unless Honor can float without additional effort.
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5
Post by Weird Harold   » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:52 pm

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saber964 wrote:Nope Honor was floating on her back with her toes hooked on a ladder rung.


I can do that. With a bit of sculling with my hands as necessary. If I unhook my toes I do a slow "Titanic," sinking feet first and slowly rolling over into a "dead man's float" for as long as I can hold my breath.

Also, a heavy exhale will result in a slow head-first dive to the bottom.

I cannot float on my back without the feet supported because my lung capacity is only enough to float my upper torso without sculling or treading water.
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, Snippet #5
Post by Bruno Behrends   » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:23 pm

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PeterZ wrote:Treading water with one's hands is a water polo trick. If her legs are supported, then the air in her lungs and a back and forth motion with her hands could keep her floating. Unless Honor can float without additional effort.


Yes.

I would like to add that density and weight of bone is but one factor in determining the ability to float:

The size of one's lungs matter. Each liter of air gives about 1 kg of buoyancy.

This also means that simply by keeping more air in the lungs (not exhaling completely) also adds buoyancy. As any diver knows.
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