I made a piston elevator on Minecraft Xbox 360 edition. It is about 62 blocks high, it's a basic piston elevator but each level consists of a platform of redstone. I've tested it to make sure that the timing is right.

Whenever I use it, it kills me when I reach the top block. It seems to think I'm falling even though I'm going up. I removed the platform you land on at the top and replaced it with water but it still damages me a lot (it doesn't kill me though) and it can't squish me because there is nothing at the top to squish me with.

Is there a way to stop it from killing me?

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    Are you sure it's not squishing you at the top? Posting and idea of exactly what your elevator looks like would help. Either screenshots or diagrams :) Aug 22, 2012 at 14:19
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    You've singlehandedly recreated the tower of terror.
    – Emerica.
    Aug 22, 2012 at 14:39
  • @Emerica. - And on accident, too!
    – SaintWacko
    Aug 22, 2012 at 14:42
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    Can we see the design? if we can it will be easier to find your problem.
    – legacy
    Aug 22, 2012 at 14:47
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    Also, I don't know what you've done that the elevator ends up killing you but this is in fact accurate physics : no matter which direction you go (down, up, even left or right), it's the sudden stop at the end that kills you. So remember : don't drink and drive !
    – Nigralbus
    Aug 22, 2012 at 15:27

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I think it may be because the piston extension NOT BASE does not count as a full block, but it depends what type of elevator.

To see if you are on a full block or not press F3(PC), there is something saying g:true/false (if its true you are standing on a full block)

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