Do Your Feet Affect How Far You Slide on a Water Slide? (6:59)
If you hold your feet flat or point them, does it change how far you slide. This video shows the answer and explains why using the concept of drag force.
0:26 Showing the two foot positions
0:57 Defining aerodynamic
1:41 Defining the Drag Force
2:32 A closer look at the cross sectional area
4:04 Showing the answer
5:05 Comparing splashes
5:43 A second demonstration
6:22 Many thanks
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Thank you Rhonda Petty of Rolling Hills Water Park.
Thank you Aaron Fown of FirstUAV for the aerial footage.
The video below was originally going to be part of "Do Your Feet Affect How Far You Slide on a Water Slide?", but it was too long. I used a 5 second clip instead. However, this was too much fun not to share.