The Physics of the Warped Wall (Synopsis)

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If you've never seen the glorious, athletic spectacle that is Sasuke (Ninja Warrior), you are missing out on the obstacle course of a lifetime!

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My favorite challenging stage 1 obstacle has got to be the warped wall, famous for wiping out even big, strong and seasoned competitors. But there's a trick to conquering it, and it all comes down to physics!

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Come read the story of how to conquer it using brains and technique to maximize your body's abilities.


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If it's all just physics I wonder why Steven Hawking never entered..... :-)
He's quite good at physics right?

I would think that the shoe choice would have some affect on the outcome.

Thanks for the shoutout. I would love to see more physics series on obstacles from Ninja Warrior. It is a really cool concept.


By Etan J Ginsberg (not verified) on 11 Sep 2015 #permalink