Skateboarding Isn't Just a Sport—It's a Science

Kirstin Fawcett

Want to see physics in action? Visit your local skate park. The aerial feats of skaters might look complicated (and sometimes even logic-defying), but they’re made possible thanks to basic concepts like gravity, friction, and force. In the video above, online video network Super Deluxe gives viewers a quick crash course on the science of skateboarding, demonstrating scientific principles with real-life pro skaters including Boo Johnson, Dane Vaughn, Marquise Henry, Ricky Chavez, and Maurice Jordan. It's proof—as if you needed any—that the laws that govern the universe can be pretty gnarly. 

[h/t The Kid Should See This]

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