How fast would a man's combat speed be if he kicked a Cannonball?

1. May 11, 2012

promeus

If a man who is 1400lbs jumped 5 feet in the air and performed a 360 degree spin and kicked a cannonball away,then how fast would he be?

Assumptions:

Lets assume that the CanonBall moves at 1500fps
Lets assume that the Cannonball was 2 feet away from him before he performed this feat.
Lets assume that his body is durable enough to do so.

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2. May 11, 2012

Staff: Mentor

Are you asking how fast his kick would be? I think we need a little more info, like the length of the mans legs.

3. May 11, 2012

promeus

Well no his movement as a whole but if you want you can calculate his kick.His feet would be about 3ft.Look,at the Op,for what his body would look like

4. May 11, 2012

HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
Well, we can say one thing- he will have lost a foot and would quickly bleed to death!

(There are tales of soldiers in the American Civil War sticking a foot out to stop a cannon ball rolling slowly past at the end of its trajectory- not realizing that the ball still carried enough energy to take a foot off.)

5. May 11, 2012

promeus

Umm I put up a hypothetical setting.

6. May 11, 2012

HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
"Hypothetical" shouldn't mean "ignore reality"!

7. May 11, 2012

promeus

I said lets assume that his body is durable enough to do so,so that means that his foot wont be taken off by the Canon-Ball if he "performed this feat".

This is based off of a fictional character btw.

8. May 11, 2012