Can You Swim in Shade Balls?

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  • Xuất bản 13 Th06, 2019
  • I bought 10,000 shade balls and tried to swim in them. They appear to act like a non-Newtonian fluid: rigid under high shear stress, but they flow like a liquid under low shear.
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    My sense was that swimming in shade balls would be difficult but still doable. This was roughly true for the single layer of shade balls. The shade balls slide past each other so they act like a liquid, albeit a viscous one owing to their significant inertia. It's much more intense exercise and it's also annoying to be bombarded with shade balls on all sides of your body, particularly your head. With multi-layer shade balls (as exists on much of LA reservoir) things get significantly more difficult. The balls bunch together and when you try to move through them quickly, they become more rigid, providing significant resistance to motion. This has the benefit that you can lie on them and as long as they stay trapped under you, you can float on them. But a little bit of motion causes them to move around and you sink through quickly.
    Huge thanks to:
    Jordan Schnabel and Cristian Carretero for filming and swimming and providing lifeguard services.
    Raquel Nuno for filming and putting up with me.
    Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
    Donal Botkin, Michael Krugman, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd, Penward Rhyme and everyone who provided feedback on an early draft of this video.
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  • Ardi
    Ardi 2 phút trước

    Him: very smart guy
    Also him: let me just run over the shade balls

  • zZiL341yRj736
    zZiL341yRj736 27 phút trước

    Patreon supporters don't have better places they can donate money to? This just seems like a waste. To each his own I guess.

  • Jilliana Nido
    Jilliana Nido 12 giờ trước

    Yes that’s scary oh hey what happened to him oh he drowned in a hot tub filled with shade balls

  • Zon
    Zon 14 giờ trước

    every time he messes up the perfectly stacked row of balls I cringe so hard.

  • EthanPlaysYT
    EthanPlaysYT 23 giờ trước

    3:26 vue cinemas bass drop

  • cleetu s
    cleetu s Ngày trước

    Do a pool filled with jello

  • James Emirzian Waldementer

    Operation Dark River

  • Michael James
    Michael James Ngày trước

    Does the shade balls pollute the ocean

  • BangGamer 1338 YT VN/ENG
    BangGamer 1338 YT VN/ENG Ngày trước

    If drowning, this one useful


    Or not. Maybe?

  • Mango! Animates
    Mango! Animates Ngày trước

    *when racist came over and invade america*

  • Z Z
    Z Z Ngày trước

    8:12 LOL

  • Bill Sabado
    Bill Sabado Ngày trước

    I thought VNclip was recommending me a snuff film

  • NiKKo_xD
    NiKKo_xD Ngày trước

    The pain is gettin em out

  • Mtt Lsa
    Mtt Lsa 2 ngày trước

    you can't swim in it because is a drinking reservoir but you can drive a boat?

  • skudzer1985
    skudzer1985 2 ngày trước

    Just a few bros playing with their balls in the pool.

  • Lil Shadow
    Lil Shadow 2 ngày trước

    So no one is gonna comment that hes gobna sigh 10000 shade balls 10000 is a lot even 1 a day would still take 90 years I think

  • TGC Fortnite Clan
    TGC Fortnite Clan 2 ngày trước

    It’s like venom eating your pool

  • Kushman 420 TV
    Kushman 420 TV 2 ngày trước

    Gota swim in shade balls

  • Nolan Games
    Nolan Games 2 ngày trước

    *no did you see how mr incredible was with them*

  • NOMASAN
    NOMASAN 2 ngày trước

    what do you do with 10.000 shade balls?
    SHADE BALL CANNON / LAUNCHER

  • NOMASAN
    NOMASAN 2 ngày trước

    if the shade balls were more... rough i guess... they might have the ability to stay in the crystal shape. so you could walk on it.

  • NOMASAN
    NOMASAN 2 ngày trước

    pause at 6:01...
    for a mildly terrifying image

  • NOMASAN
    NOMASAN 2 ngày trước

    I am getting a lot of balls in my face...
    that's something i didn't expect

  • ReisLouis
    ReisLouis 2 ngày trước

    it looks like caviar 😂

    • GJ SIX 8
      GJ SIX 8 2 ngày trước

      It looks like negro spawn.

  • AdamK 2099
    AdamK 2099 2 ngày trước

    How the hell did u get them out?

  • Samuel James
    Samuel James 2 ngày trước

    I automaticly thought about that scene from incredibles when I saw this

  • 사루사루
    사루사루 3 ngày trước

    시발 유튜브 알고리즘

  • Jiro Matias
    Jiro Matias 3 ngày trước

    Hey can you walk to the shade balls

  • Best freind With a cat
    Best freind With a cat 3 ngày trước

    I thought I was dumb😂😂🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

  • cyvelle nikko marcera
    cyvelle nikko marcera 3 ngày trước

    amazing 👌

  • ValiantsFelines McCarty
    ValiantsFelines McCarty 3 ngày trước

    Hitman: Bodies go in LA Reservoir. They use shade balls & can't see 'em anymore! Only way they'll ever know is when something tastes funny in the drinking water.

  • ponchinpollo
    ponchinpollo 3 ngày trước

    this video gave me so much anxiety

  • Hyper Sans
    Hyper Sans 3 ngày trước

    I would like to buy your signed balls please.

  • Martin Verner
    Martin Verner 4 ngày trước

    I brought some of my old college buddies over so we can get balls in our face one more time!

  • Sarom Son
    Sarom Son 4 ngày trước +7

    It’s looks like giant boba who else agrees?
    👇

    • Kostas5807
      Kostas5807 3 ngày trước

      I subbed you pls sub me

  • Tenderizer17
    Tenderizer17 4 ngày trước

    The question I have, is how much light is blocked out by two layers of shade balls. A lot of light gets through so I'm not sure it'd block algae.

  • Vince Gruss
    Vince Gruss 4 ngày trước +1

    Why is it dangerous

  • Eviegamergg 123
    Eviegamergg 123 5 ngày trước +1

    2:13 Quote of the year peeps. Quote of the year

  • Isaac Naughton
    Isaac Naughton 6 ngày trước +3

    So much awesome physics here: Lattice/crystalline formation, drag, light interference patterns, fluid dynamics.. the list goes on.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 6 ngày trước +1

    Just hold your breath and swim totally under them. Come up for air as needed.

    Heck, with some scuba gear and kalashnikovs you could set up an excellent ambush under these things. They block heat and light, so the enemy can't see you.

  • Jim Druckenmiller
    Jim Druckenmiller 6 ngày trước

    You forgot to test what it's like to preform a 'Belly Flop' off of a diving board.
    Would the shade balls shoot out to the the side with the incoming flopper? Or does the diver bounce back up off the balls and declare that it's probably pretty similar to diving onto a concrete driveway?

  • Jr the gamer Jason
    Jr the gamer Jason 7 ngày trước

    ???

  • Jr the gamer Jason
    Jr the gamer Jason 7 ngày trước

    What would happen if you swam in a pool full of shade balls without water

  • Julian Wanless
    Julian Wanless 8 ngày trước

    Signing each one? Wow that's a lot of signing, about 30 years if you do one every day

  • Ashish Kumar
    Ashish Kumar 8 ngày trước +1

    This man is crazy !

  • Gacha Rasberry :3
    Gacha Rasberry :3 8 ngày trước

    9:34 nice wewe

  • ᄋᄋ
    ᄋᄋ 8 ngày trước

    형 안아파?

  • Prime nmd
    Prime nmd 8 ngày trước +1

    This reminds me of that scene from robots when the guy is stuffing in dominoes

  • Anoop Sidhu
    Anoop Sidhu 9 ngày trước

    Doesn't it hurt when he went frount first in the pool ??

  • K Deronimo
    K Deronimo 9 ngày trước

    bt what about shade balls and snow shoes

  • Your Fun & Activity's with DIVYANSH DEWANGAN

    you stupid amazing youtuber this is dangerous

  • Weirdo
    Weirdo 9 ngày trước

    How fast can the Naruto runners go
    1 like = 1 mph
    👇🏻

  • FBI
    FBI 9 ngày trước

    I wonder how much time it takes to take all of them out

  • Тетяна Говорко
    Тетяна Говорко 10 ngày trước

    WoW) cool

  • chan lian
    chan lian 10 ngày trước

    I got one of the shade ball thank you!

  • Zoie Hayes
    Zoie Hayes 10 ngày trước

    I wish i was Your daughter because I have been in a ball pit but I have never been in a swimming pool with 10,000 sade balls before

  • Terri_Lynn
    Terri_Lynn 11 ngày trước

    My G*d, I felt short of breath watching these guys!

  • 80 HD
    80 HD 11 ngày trước

    getting a lot of balls in the face

  • Alfiya A
    Alfiya A 11 ngày trước

    Feels like Swimming in caviar pool 🏊‍♀️🤣😂😅🙋🏻‍♀️

  • Богдан Григорьев
    Богдан Григорьев 11 ngày trước +1

    Please send me the ball to Ukraine. Thank in advance!