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Why this trick should be IMPOSSIBLE ft. Rodney Mullen – Skateboarding Science

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Skateboarding legend Rodney Mullen teams up with Physics Girl to explain the unusual physics behind skateboard tricks. Filmed with a phantom high speed camera at 1000fps, see Mullen's tricks like never before.

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Created by: Dianna Cowern
Editing: Jabril Ashe
Animations: Kyle Norby
Props: Kyle Kitzmiller
Science Advisor: Dan Walsh

Check out Beyond Slow Motion:
https://www.youtube.com/beyondslowmotion
and Kuma Films:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC497r18hyShx1ffsYcgK_kg

A million thanks to Rodney Mullen!
https://www.instagram.com/rodneymullen/?hl=en

Thanks to Kyle Kitzmiller
twitter.com/kylekengineering

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Resources:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01049489

More fun reading:
https://www.wired.com/2014/10/skateboard-physics-empzeal/

From:
Date: July 5, 2022

20 thoughts on “Why this trick should be IMPOSSIBLE ft. Rodney Mullen – Skateboarding Science

  1. I would've laughed uncontrollably if you had've called them the 'frontside' or 'backside' axis because they would be arguing about it for the next century on which one is correct.
    Skaters will know what I'm talking about LOL

  2. Rodney is the original 🐐 – even people who don't skate should know who this person is. He broke EVERY convention around board tricks, he is the absolute epitome of mastering a craft.

  3. As a non skateboarder but kinda wannabe but did not feel cool enough guy, this was incredibly entertaining. So great to see how the same thing is a phenomenon in both physics and skateboarding, confusing and fascinating people from both worlds. Also, I did not know the T knob thing WTF and it seemed like you had a genuinely good time with Rodney Mullen, who seemed like a really cool nice and interested guy.

  4. Oh beauatiful physciirl. please revisit this video…. phone jonny giger….he took this video?
    and took it to the nth.
    it would be great to see if your physics advice might help him achieve some tricks he has been fighting to land since you posted this, and unlike you? im not sure hes met rodney.
    To have them in the same video?
    would be truly something special.
    To give you an idea of Mr Gigers credentials, in copying one rodney mullen trick?
    in just one vide?
    some 1500 hundred attempts.
    and thats just one trtick.

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