These Are the Physics Behind Your Favorite Skate Tricks

A lesson in Skateology 101.

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When most skaters do a flip trick, they don’t think much about it. Well, there’s actually a formula to those gravity-defying tricks. Filmed by Super Deluxe, the video breaks down the physics of skating, showcased by names like Jake Anderson, Tyler “Manchild” Pacheco, Vincent Alvarez and Brad Cromer. While the tricks are in motion, narration and animations explain exactly what is happening scientifically. Take a look at the video above and dust off those physics textbooks and get skating.

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