I know in Hollywood people fall a couple stories and grab onto a pole or something and survive, which most of the time doesn't seem too far fetched. But what if you were falling at terminal velocity and grabbed onto a horizontal pole? (The pole being a cantilever, and not flexible or anything at all, like a real world scenario) Suppose if you grabbed onto it with both arms, would the force just rip your arms off, or just dislocate your arms and actually survive it? What if you caught it between your chest, and wrapped your arms around it, parallel to the bar. I assume the force would still be fatal, and cause more damage since all the force will be undistributed. Would it be like grabbing a sword or something and just rip right through you or would you actually survive it. If neither of these ways are possible, is there a way to survive without the pole being flexible?