Diversions Barefoot waterskiing

Published on April 20th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

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Barefoot Waterskiing

Barefoot waterskiing

Here’s an interesting video from National Geographic showing the science behind barefoot waterskiing – and, by extension, waterskiing with skis on.

Staying on the surface of the water comes down to velocity and surface area in contact with the water.  A person must be traveling about 34 miles per hour in order to keep from sinking.

This is a good one for kids, too.




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Heather Carr loves food, politics, and innovative ways to make the world a better place. She counts Jacques Pepin and Speed Racer among her inspirations. You can find her on Facebook or .



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