How to jump the Grand Canyon with a skateboard and physics formulas

In 2005 skateboard professional Bob Burnquist nearly died in one of his first attempts to jump his board into the Grand Canyon after completing an impressive 50-50 grind.
He lived and performed his spectacle and landed safely by parachute .

Perhaps it was because of the calculations made while designing the ramp and taking into account the surroundings that he did not crash. Scroll below to see these 3 video’s: First an animation of the maneuver shown in the tv show “Stunt Junkies” complete with physics calculations. If you do not like this scroll down for the footage of the real jump. Or check out the last video for an explanation of the “50-50-grind”
Check out wikipedia for more on this crazy skateboard hero!

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Posted in Falling, air resistance

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