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No one puts the laws of physics to the test quite like the urban skateboarder. Join us for a closer look at the science behind the tricks of the sidewalk-shredding trade, from the basic ollie to high-flying aerial maneuvers.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: March 23, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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1:03:28
Host Greg Caroll and riders from Stereo, Think, and Real Skateboards perform as Exploratorium staff physicist Paul Doherty explains the physics behind this extreme sport.

Project: Sports: Skateboard Science | Browse All

Date: June 12, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics