The physics behind longboarding

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Steven Cassell
11/9/2013
Physics 211
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Explain link to skateboarding
Talk about their unique differences and uses
(wider wheelbase, longer, heavier, drop
through etc…)
Talk about bushings (soft vs hard when
turning and their impact on you at high
speeds)
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At the top of the hill
As it changes to kinetic energy
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Pumping(gyration)
http://www.stokedlongboarding.com/howto/pumping/longboard-pumping/
Kicking
At the bottom of the hill
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Sliding(harder will slide less smoothly and
break traction softer are harder to break but
have a smooth slide) include info on slide
gloves
Maximum Speed
Heat’s affect on the wheels
Different Hardness ratings
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http://www.soulboards.com/about_longboarding.php
http://www.stokedlongboarding.com/how-to/pumping/longboardpumping/
Parris M. Longboard for Better Snowboarding. Skiing [serial online].
October 2002;55(2):81. Available from: Academic Search Premier, Ipswich,
MA. Accessed November 9, 2013.
http://beginnerlongboarding.com/beginner-longboarding-tips/
http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/urbansports/longboarding.htm
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13599370010060140#pre
view
http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2006/MatthewMichaels.shtml
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/rolling-friction-resistanced_1303.html
Knight, Randall D. Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach;
with Modern Physics. Boston: Pearson, 2013. Print.
http://www.windwardboardshop.com/sessions/understandinglongboard-decks/#.UoA_OvnEPIc
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http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/X-GLulOc868/maxresdefault.jpg
http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/309470/screenshots/1044270
/longboarder.jpg
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6089/6091547607_430b88df07_z.jpg
http://scene7.zumiez.com/is/image/zumiez/product_catalog/OJ-IIIHot-Juice-60mm-Bright-Orange-Longboard-Wheels-_189831.jpg
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Gel-Blue-Longboard-Skateboard-WHEELS62mm-Set-of-4/00/s/NzQ4WDc0OA==/$T2eC16ZHJF8E9nnC8GkcBQ7Hkd5ljg~~60_3
5.JPG
http://daniellbohnhof.com/wpcontent/uploads/2013/05/longboard_sunset_daniell_bohnhof.jpg
http://www.nachi.org/images10/treehouse.jpg
http://longestride.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/tumblr_lzrvg1d0e51r9b
qwxo1_12801.jpg?w=800
http://media.mlive.com/grand-haven/photo/9539753-large.jpg

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