Posted on reddit. Does he translate a partial amount of vertical energy into horizontal energy? when he bends his knees, he seems to "push off" before he hits the ground. I can definitely believe he timed it, and that he has enough coordination / gusto to come up with a life-saving plan in under a quarter of a second. Is this is why his shoes pop off so wildly, because the plan was to translate as much vertical motion into horizontal, since obviously the floor is not flat, but curved?