Thursday, February 14, 2008

PopSci covers eXtreme Sports Physics in February

Popular Science magazine has another column featuring my views on some aspects of extreme sports physics. They asked me why record speeds recorded for skiers are substantially higher than record snowboard speeds. They also asked under what circumstances a snowboarder might have an advantage over a skier in a downhill race.

Pick up a copy of the March February issue of Popular Science to find out what I said. It's on shelves now.

They used a cropped portion of the image above in the article. It looks pretty strange in the magazine, but I like the shot showing me carving frontside at the Whitetail Resort in Pennsylvania.

I normally wear a helmet and goggles, but the PopSci folks wanted to see my face.