Originally Posted by Barquito
And if you fall toward the bow... you can bounce off the tramp, and do a graceful twisting flip into the sea
Actually, once in heavy going I was working near the mast, turned to walk to the head stay... and the bow fell into a HUGE trough. As an alternative to falling down the front of the cabin on my knees, I intentionally did a front flip and landed on my back in the center of the tramp, as you describe, without any harm, and rebounded to a position facing the forestay on my knees, as though I had rehersed it one hundred times. I was clipped in and had the tether in one hand; it twisted in that hand without causing a tangle. Scared my wife, but my daugter and I though it was nearly funny. A real circus trick.