We’re deep into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi already, and AsapSCIENCE is all over our favorite winter sports! Each day of the games, they’ve been releasing a video related to the various sports and athletes participating, covering everything from how to eat like an Olympian to the science of pain. If you’ve been watching the Olympics religiously this year, you should definitely check out their videos to aid in your Olympics addiction.
Two of the most mystifying (by mystifying, I mean that when you watch them you can’t help but think, “Why can’t I do that?!” and “How is that even possible?!” because they’re just so amazing…) Olympic sports are definitely figure skating and snowboarding. Olympic figure skaters and snowboarders do these ridiculously impressive jumps and tricks that can really just leave you speechless. But of course, while we normal, non-Olympic folk are blown away by their mastery and would swear it’s magic or some sort of sorcery, science tells us it’s pure athleticism (and maybe even a little math, or something) behind our favorite winter sports. Leave it to AsapSCIENCE to clear that up for us.
Check out the science behind snowboarding here:
And the science of figure skating, too: