It matters not whether you use time or distance. The fact is the first 2+ seconds(or how ever many feet)were much less than the acceleration rate of gravity, which clearly shows on Chandler's graph. You know full well if the lower support were severed, the initial move would be both straight down, and accelerating at the rate of gravity. Whatever lower support which gave way was not severed, but buckled or folded.
Undo what Wilson did
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