Automotive tires sent down a ski jump


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/22/automotive-tires-sent-down-a-s.html


#2

Interesting. The tradeoffs are wind resistance and the amount of potential energy that goes into rotation, thus resulting in a slower takeoff and a shorter flight. Based on that, pretty much as expected. The F1 tyre is very light and you would expect wind resistance to have a big effect. The truck tyre is much heavier but with less wind resistance, so more energy goes into velocity.

When Galileo did his experiments with rolling balls down a slope, he didn’t know about rotational kinetic energy. Had he used it to get a value for g he would have ended up with the wrong answer.


#3

Bahaha :smiley:

Gotta love Japanese TV sometimes, they seem like they’re having so much fun :slight_smile:

On a similar vein: my favourite silly thing.



#4

Imy favorite part is that the guy sending the tires down the jump is wearing a lab coat.


#5

As someone who once inspected tires, upon seeing that last one I immediately thought ‘This is not going to end well’.


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#7

This is a great combo of content and advertisement, though after six minutes it gets a bit tired.


#8

And this is odd because? For great Science!


#9

And the white gloves also helped.


#10

To whoever came up with this wonderful, loony idea…have a sake on me.


#11

That last tire was just the right size for riding down in! I don’t know how they were able to resist.


#12

Because SCIENCE!!!


#13

Bit like one of these? :stuck_out_tongue:

(might be a tad bumpy on the landing though :wink: )


#14

I would love to see this at night with LED’s on the tires.


#15

Well my money was on supaatsu-kaa taiya.


#16

I liked the torakku taiya best. I bet the last one would have gone tremendously further if the ramp had held.


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#18

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/southpark/images/1/15/ITSP.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090205190005


#19

Who wrote the music? This is amazing!!!


#20

Eddie the Goodyear Eagle!