Aatish Bhatia, a recent physics PhD, describes the forces involved to do a skateboard Ollie. It’s all about managing your center of gravity and applying variable amounts of torque to steer the board in the air. Yeah. It probably won’t help you skate any better, but it’ll help you appreciate the tricks a little more. [via kottke]
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