Can You Swim in Shade Balls?

  • čas přidán 13. 06. 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.
    Music from "Dubstep Mammoth 2" "Finally Here (Instrumental)" "The Last Arrival" "Sundown Love (Instrumental)"

Komentáře • 22 156

  • Ardi
    Ardi Před 20 hodinami

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

  • zZiL341yRj736
    zZiL341yRj736 Před 20 hodinami

    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 Před dnem

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

  • Zon
    Zon Před dnem

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

  • EthanPlaysYT
    EthanPlaysYT Před dnem

    3:26 vue cinemas bass drop

  • cleetu s
    cleetu s Před dnem

    Do a pool filled with jello

  • James Emirzian Waldementer

    Operation Dark River

  • Michael James
    Michael James Před dnem

    Does the shade balls pollute the ocean

  • BangGamer 1338 YT VN/ENG

    If drowning, this one useful

    Or not. Maybe?

  • Mango! Animates
    Mango! Animates Před 2 dny

    *when racist came over and invade america*

  • Z Z
    Z Z Před 2 dny

    8:12 LOL

  • Bill Sabado
    Bill Sabado Před 2 dny

    I thought CHclip was recommending me a snuff film

  • NiKKo_xD
    NiKKo_xD Před 2 dny

    The pain is gettin em out

  • Mtt Lsa
    Mtt Lsa Před 2 dny

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

  • skudzer1985
    skudzer1985 Před 3 dny

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

  • Lil Shadow
    Lil Shadow Před 3 dny

    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 Před 3 dny

    It’s like venom eating your pool

  • Kushman 420 TV
    Kushman 420 TV Před 3 dny

    Gota swim in shade balls

  • Nolan Games
    Nolan Games Před 3 dny

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

    NOMASAN Před 3 dny

    what do you do with 10.000 shade balls?

    NOMASAN Před 3 dny

    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 Před 3 dny

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

    NOMASAN Před 3 dny

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

  • ReisLouis
    ReisLouis Před 3 dny

    it looks like caviar 😂

    • GJ SIX 8
      GJ SIX 8 Před 3 dny

      It looks like negro spawn.

  • AdamK 2099
    AdamK 2099 Před 3 dny

    How the hell did u get them out?

  • Samuel James
    Samuel James Před 3 dny

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

  • 사루사루
    사루사루 Před 4 dny

    시발 유튜브 알고리즘

  • Jiro Matias
    Jiro Matias Před 4 dny

    Hey can you walk to the shade balls

  • Best freind With a cat

    I thought I was dumb😂😂🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

  • cyvelle nikko marcera
    cyvelle nikko marcera Před 4 dny

    amazing 👌

  • ValiantsFelines McCarty

    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 Před 4 dny

    this video gave me so much anxiety

  • Hyper Sans
    Hyper Sans Před 4 dny

    I would like to buy your signed balls please.

  • Martin Verner
    Martin Verner Před 5 dny

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

  • Sarom Son
    Sarom Son Před 5 dny +7

    It’s looks like giant boba who else agrees?

  • Tenderizer17
    Tenderizer17 Před 5 dny

    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 Před 5 dny +1

    Why is it dangerous

  • Eviegamergg 123
    Eviegamergg 123 Před 5 dny +1

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

  • Isaac Naughton
    Isaac Naughton Před 7 dny +3

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

  • John Doe
    John Doe Před 7 dny +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 Před 7 dny

    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 Před 8 dny


  • Jr the gamer Jason
    Jr the gamer Jason Před 8 dny

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

  • Julian Wanless
    Julian Wanless Před 8 dny

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

  • Ashish Kumar
    Ashish Kumar Před 9 dny +1

    This man is crazy !

  • Gacha Rasberry :3
    Gacha Rasberry :3 Před 9 dny

    9:34 nice wewe

  • ᄋᄋ
    ᄋᄋ Před 9 dny

    형 안아파?

  • Prime nmd
    Prime nmd Před 9 dny +1

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

  • Anoop Sidhu
    Anoop Sidhu Před 10 dny

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

  • K Deronimo
    K Deronimo Před 10 dny

    bt what about shade balls and snow shoes

  • Your Fun & Activity's with DIVYANSH DEWANGAN

    you stupid amazing youtuber this is dangerous

  • Weirdo
    Weirdo Před 10 dny

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

  • FBI
    FBI Před 10 dny

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

  • Тетяна Говорко

    WoW) cool

  • chan lian
    chan lian Před 10 dny

    I got one of the shade ball thank you!

  • Zoie Hayes
    Zoie Hayes Před 11 dny

    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 Před 11 dny

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

  • 80 HD
    80 HD Před 12 dny

    getting a lot of balls in the face

  • Alfiya A
    Alfiya A Před 12 dny

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

  • Богдан Григорьев

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