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Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
Well it could very well be a hoax.
Has anyone tried to run over water ?
The guy is certainly falling pretty deep when it fails.
I really think this is plausible.
The shoes look like they are simple low budget plastic sneakers.
Originally posted by SugarCube
In theory, this is not 'impossible'. The key to this is that water is not compressible under normal circumstances. Although a fluid, if water is impacted with sufficient velocity then the water effectively behaves like a solid surface.
Anybody who has 'belly flopped' really badly into a pool will attest to the fact that they may as well have been slapped in the guts with a plank of wood. As the guy demonstrates during the video, this is part of the process of skimming stones and so it is a real enough phenonema.
So, although not discounting the theory, I would have to have a bit more proof that the incompressible foot-falls could be achieved, the key being the flat surface of the shoe preventing a 'slicing' motion through the water which obviously prevents the 'solid' reaction of the water from occurring.
I would not claim that this video is 'proof' or a 'hoax' but the theory stands up in principle.
Are you joking? of course its a hoax! Basic physics tells you that the surface tension on water can easliy be broken unless the weight is spread accross it. Like that little lizard with the big feet or the infinite small insects that run across it. Not big humans with all their weight concentrated onto an area the size of their own feet. Load of bollocks that video. They've got a plank of wood or a submerged jetty under the water. The end.
Why have they not filmed from above or underneath the water theyve got wet suits on get a diver with a waterproof camera.
[edit on 9-5-2010 by SugarCube]