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Low gravity skating

Do the 1080 moonwalk...
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A skating rink on the moon. How cool would it be to have a inexperinced skater do a double- backflip without much effort. less friction means some slick moves. And spins could easily top over 900 degrees horizontally and even triple backflips are possible with practice. As a bonus, if you crash, it won't hurt as much!
croissantz, Oct 09 2004

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       In the game Tony Hawk's Pro Skating 2, there exists a secret level in which you can explore skate-bowl shaped craters. You even have the option to skate in zero gravity.
spiritualized, Oct 09 2004
  

       I really like this. People'd have to be careful when doing backflips that they didn't accidentally slice somebody else's head off (if it's ice skating) or plant some wheel-marks on their face (if conventional skating or 'blading).
vigilante, Oct 09 2004
  

       Is there enough water on the moon to make an ice rink? Will there ever be?
jurist, Oct 09 2004
  

       [-] WIBNI - Available Oxygen?
Letsbuildafort, Oct 09 2004
  

       //A skating rink on the moon// doesn't necessarily mean 'on the surface of the moon', [Letsbuildafort]. It could well be located underground, or in a dome or something.
vigilante, Oct 09 2004
  

       "skates put pressure on the ice, therefore lowering the freezing point under the blades, the ice melts, the skates glide on the film of liquid water, and then the water refreezes when the pressure is released, as the skate goes gliding by." I wonder if the lower gravity would result in insufficient pressure.
FarmerJohn, Oct 09 2004
  

       It shouldn't for most adults at least, since kids a third of their weight successfully skate. I'm guessing it wouldn't be a problem for the kids either.
Selkie, Oct 10 2004
  
      
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