Video Of The Week - The Science Behind Ariel Skiing

By Meera Dolasia on January 25, 2010

As you probably know, behind every successful athlete is a successful technique, which more often than not, is based on commonly known scientific principals. As we count down to the 2010 Winter Olympics, we will examine some of the extreme winter sports and the simple scientific principals behind them.

This week, we analyze the sport of Freestyle Ariel's, where athletes are judged on their ability to perform seemingly impossible jumps in mid-air. As you will see from the video below, the basis of these jumps is three simple twisting techniques you can practice in your classrooms - Watch and learn!

source:nsf.gov

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  • Jomuma Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm
    Nice
    • kasey SThursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:17 am
      sweet
      • WhattheHaiMonday, February 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm
        kewllll!!!!
        • NotchMonday, February 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm
          realllly kewl
          • tytar
            tytarMonday, February 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm
            That was epic
            • dcjejvnnrveuruvSaturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:31 am
              ssssooooooo ccccccooooooooolllllllllll and rad
              • HeroBrineSaturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:29 am
                So cool this is so awsome!
                • donald Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:10 pm
                  awsome
                  • Mine raftFriday, February 7, 2014 at 8:28 am
                    Cool
                    • isrgssehWednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm
                      cool i am awesome and i am trying out for the olymics

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