Now you know, thanks to the folks over at the “art of manliness“.
[Source: Art of Manliness | Via LS]
The best bet is to just get low in an attempt at making yourself a smaller conductor and reduce the chance of a hit. All this about balls of your feet and heels touching won’t help a damn if the strike still wants to go through you after you get down.
In fact it’s best to get off your feet altogether because if you’re hit in the position in this pic, your legs are going to involuntarily straighten at a rate of knots and you’ll send yourself a long way into the air. Both funny and painful. The latter probably more so.