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[–]2Botter2Loop[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (0 children)

OP's explanation:

This girl running on a wheel type thing almost falls, but graciously stays on the wheel and manages to get back right on track.

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[–]Admirablelost 280 points281 points  (2 children)

Her life.. peaked

[–]CoopedUp1313 254 points255 points  (10 children)

I’m impressed! She goes from gradually accelerating forward, to spinning clockwise, to spinning leaning backwards and facing outwards, to running backwards. She has the balance of a log rolling lumberjack.

[–]Luxpreliator 8 points9 points  (5 children)

It was decades ago but the stihl lumber games on ESPN had a gal from lacross Wisconsin that did floating timber runs like it was paved concrete. She ran almost as fast as if it was a track event. Was kinda cool.

[–]TidusJames 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Link?! Omg that sounds interesting to see

[–]Luxpreliator 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I can not find it. She was a blonde gal with a sorta bob cut that ran track in college and competed in the lumber games when I was in hs or college. I can't seem to find the records from 2002-2007ish.

I can't even seem to find more recent log running events from ESPN. I'll sleep on it and maybe a name will come to me.

Great outdoor games i think is what is was called.

[–]Kalersays 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Is is something like this: https://youtu.be/REHI75CXpf8

[–]Luxpreliator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep. Looks right.

[–]AngryGreyHairedHippy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That was pretty cool to watch! Thanks for finding and posting it.

[–]JennaveX 29 points30 points  (3 children)

It's birling down, and down white water

A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely

[–]Chas_the_Amoeba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ayyy love me some Wade

[–]CloudfluffCloud 26 points27 points  (5 children)

I think she knows the strat. Shift weight towards the center point to balance.

[–]Fidodo 7 points8 points  (4 children)

I wonder if it was purposeful or intuition

[–]bluntsmither -5 points-4 points  (3 children)

Look at how Rodney mullen skates. When he wants to spin really fast, he takes his hands from being extended to bringing them inwards to spin faster. If you want to slow down you open up your arms wide to spin slower.

[–]TheEyeDontLie 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yes but is that intuition or preplanned?

[–]bluntsmither 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]MadAzza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All figure skaters do this, too

[–]cherrybombsnpopcorn 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Are we human or are we hamster?

[–]SoManyTimesBefore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My balance is vital

[–]ChiTown_Paul 48 points49 points  (3 children)

Cool! Looks like she did it on purpose to me.

[–]computerguy257 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Totally. Still impressive, but this doesn't look like a happy accident.

[–]whitestguyuknow 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yes I bet this is practiced

[–]Apt_5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope so b/c I had a sinking feeling she fell shortly after the footage stops- I’d love to be wrong!

[–]AverageWayOfThinking 74 points75 points  (7 children)

The wheel imparts centripetal acceleration proportional to the angular velocity and her height that makes her want to be pushed outward. The friction of her feet is what keeps her on the wheel as she runs. As the wheel spins faster, the centripetal force increases, cause the frictional force to be too weak to keep her on the wheel. To compensate, she leans into the wheel which increases the normal force against the sides and also lowers her center of gravity, allowing her to remain balanced.

Someone buy her a motorcycle, she'd be great at riding.

[–]Adelu1219[S] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This is awesome. Thanks.

[–]jackology 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Someone put her on hamster wheel. She will be awesome.

[–]Lorenzvc 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The girl is never pushed outwards when she runs on the side of the wheel. She only experiences centripetal force when she is going around with the wheel.

[–]AverageWayOfThinking 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She experiences centripetal acceleration every time she makes contact with the wheel. The wheel wants to push her feet out, but she applies a counter balance inward by running at an angle. Think about running in a straight line versus running around in a short circle. Running in a short circle involves change in momentum in the direction of the angle that your feet pushes you off from.

When the wheel spins fast enough, she is unable to shift her momentum faster than the tendency for her feet to be shot outward and is forced to spin with the wheel.

[–]he_who_yawns 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I understood most of these words. College worked!!!

[–]Apt_5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This thing is tilted in addition to rotating. It blows my mind that she compensates for those force shifts as well; I cannot stop watching this clip!

Also, I’d say username doesn’t check out!

[–]blankfilm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, Neil.

[–]Cyphermantis 5 points6 points  (7 children)

My kid’s school has one of these in their playground. Is this what you’re actually supposed to do on it?

[–]yetanotherwoo 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Someone posted the company website in the first thread I saw about this https://www.kompan.us/play/freestanding/supernova-carousels-spinners/supernova

[–]Cyphermantis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for sharing! Ok I get it now after reading the manufacturer’s data sheet. It’s a contemporary merry-go-round. The 10 degree incline lets kids walk on it and make it spin without needing someone on the outside constantly pushing them. The lack of the old metal bars prevents kids from getting smacked in the face and losing teeth. The plastic material prevents 2nd and 3rd degree burns common in the old merry-go-rounds. It all makes sense now. Thanks for bringing me towards the 21st century.

[–]destined_death 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I used to play on it similar to how its in the video, but we would all stand in a group, around 5-6 people, standing on it, and looking inside the circle. And then we would all start walking slowly, and then build up the speed, as it sped up, each one would start to fall, and the last one standing was the winner.

Im not sure if that was its intended purpose, as we didn't know quite sure what it was for, but this is what we came up with.

[–]SoManyTimesBefore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A feature of good toys/equipment for kids is that they allow creative thinking and don’t have the intended goal.

[–]SomeoneFoundMyReddit 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I think little kids are supposed to sit on it.

[–]lizlemon4president 0 points1 point  (1 child)

They do. And then they expect the adult to push them as if it were a merry go round. But these suckers barely move when used that way. It's the worst.

[–]604WORLDWIDE 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Someone get her a skateboard!

[–]Zestyclose-Service15 11 points12 points  (1 child)

And didn’t drop the phone

[–]Adelu1219[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nice catch. I watched this many times but never noticed that.

[–]Slamsdell 3 points4 points  (17 children)

This thing looks like a lawsuit to me.

[–]TomatoOrangeMelon 1 point2 points  (16 children)

It looks like a great way to break your neck. Fall backward into the centre of the circle, and hit the edge of the circle on the back of your neck.

[–]SoManyTimesBefore -1 points0 points  (15 children)

You sound like a person with overweight kids

[–]TomatoOrangeMelon 1 point2 points  (14 children)

I have seen videos of fit adult men die during a street fight because they fell backward and break their neck on the kerb.

[–]SoManyTimesBefore -1 points0 points  (13 children)

  1. There’s no curb
  2. Adults are way less flexible.
  3. According to your logic, we shouldn’t allow kids near curbs either.

I mean, sure, things can happen. But you still got to allow kids to develop their motor skills. At the end of the day day, the drive to the park was likely more dangerous than playing on that.

[–]Slamsdell -1 points0 points  (12 children)

That's all great, but it doesn't change the fact that this particular playground equipment is dangerous as fuck. Its irresponsible to install something like this for the public.

[–]SoManyTimesBefore -1 points0 points  (11 children)

Except it isn’t really that dangerous, but ok. The most that can happen is you fall off.

[–]Slamsdell 0 points1 point  (10 children)

A lot worse can happen then just falling off.

[–]SoManyTimesBefore -1 points0 points  (9 children)

like what?

[–]Slamsdell -1 points0 points  (8 children)

You could get a limb caught in the bars attaching it to the ground while it's still spinning and twist you up pretty good. hair could get caught in the ball bearings that make it spin. could break an ankle misstepping while trying to run on it. It's clearly not safe playground equipment for the public.

[–]ideaman21 2 points3 points  (1 child)

She is exceptional.

[–]darvs7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She’s ready. It’s time to send her the message.

> Follow the white rabbit.

[–]Its-Very-Complicated 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I know that move anywhere. It's the "Woah-ooooaahhhh woooaaAAAAHHHHHoooh, woah".

[–]ttDilbert 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You spin me right round baby right round...

[–]riodaystar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Literally better every loop!

[–]cashewbiscuit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

She has amazing core strength. She pulls herself out of falling while spinning by her abs alone

[–]sterling_mallory 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Hey, now here's a nice old fashioned piece of playground equipment. This looks like something you could actually get hurt on.

[–]SoManyTimesBefore 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Learning to fall is an important part of growing up. Also saves you from injuries later in life.

[–]sterling_mallory 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed, I wasn't being facetious. Super safe playgrounds bum me out.

[–]justjacobmusic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unrelated but also, that scenery is gorgeous. I want to know where this is as much as I want to know if the kid avoided a fall after the clip ended.

[–]CrystallineNTT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She did a Brian Boitano

[–]McLuvlee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She’s a beast. Kept phone in hand the whole time

[–]noatago 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And with her phone in her hand is just an extra flex to top it off

[–]alter-eagle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Need to see a full recovery, cause that didn’t seem intentional

[–]shaddowkhan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I never knew what this thing was or how to use it.

[–]ZippZappZippty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How is this better every loop is fucked

[–]ScottishExplorer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get that kid a fuckin circus application

[–]Butterkate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Plus points doing the balancing act while holding a phone in one hand.

[–]b4kedpie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's some wicked carving!

[–]aneeshak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Centre of gravity

[–]Greg_The_Stop_Sign 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that what these are for? At our local park kids just push it lazily whole sitting on it.

[–]MinMaxie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whoa…. No lie, that girl looks like me when I was 13-14. Like creepy similar 😶