What Happens When a Spinning Basketball is Thrown Off a Dam!

  • Published on Jul 15, 2015
  • While at the Gordon Dam doing our World Record Basketball Shot we decided to see how back spin affected a basketball when dropped from 140m up. The results were way crazier than we expected!
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Comments • 853

  • Anson NG
    Anson NG 9 days ago

    Nice video
    But can I ask if you picked the ball up lol?

  • Pineappleparty Kenzie
    Pineappleparty Kenzie 10 days ago

    Anyone back from TikTok?

  • ramya geethika
    ramya geethika 14 days ago

    Awesome guys great job

  • Cynical Kazu
    Cynical Kazu 15 days ago +1

    You stole Veritasium's video.

    • James Sayian
      James Sayian 13 days ago

      They're pals, this person captured the footage, Veritasium explains the science behind it.
      Veritasium even links to this person's youtube page on his video

  • Alexandre Siskini
    Alexandre Siskini 17 days ago

    This is MAGNUM EFECT!

  • Paolo Baldini
    Paolo Baldini 18 days ago +11

    It's called Magnus Effect. The same that applies to guns projectiles.

  • Makena Gikonyo
    Makena Gikonyo 20 days ago

    Who came from tik tok to see the rest of the video

  • Christy
    Christy 24 days ago

    I'm here from tik Tok

  • Cameron Legayada
    Cameron Legayada 25 days ago +2

    Who else came here from tik tok?

  • Archie Ward
    Archie Ward 27 days ago

    were did the spined ball go

  • Hunter Humbles
    Hunter Humbles 29 days ago +4

    How much have they changed in the past years I’m in 2019 now

  • christopher castellanos

    the first time on the bridge 2015 to NOW

  • Rajesh Bakshi78
    Rajesh Bakshi78 Month ago

    no. 1

  • Rajesh Bakshi78
    Rajesh Bakshi78 Month ago

    no. 1

  • Cloudy Animation
    Cloudy Animation Month ago

    I wonder if it was spinning fast enough if it would be able to fly?

  • Zack
    Zack Month ago


  • TheUncreative Lemon
    TheUncreative Lemon 2 months ago


  • sublimeguy 1981
    sublimeguy 1981 2 months ago

    Should have drop a golf ball I'm almost willing to bet it would come bk to u

  • Nikhil VJ
    Nikhil VJ 2 months ago

    I'm seeing this after watching their most recent videos. I think the change in the format is for the best : I really enjoy the latest stuff!

  • Yu Hei Liu
    Yu Hei Liu 2 months ago

    1:08 WOW

  • Zane
    Zane 2 months ago +2

    Magnus effect is the reason. Coriolis is a fake made up reason by the globe earth liars.

  • IxenSFM
    IxenSFM 3 months ago +1

    God *damit*

  • Ross Frazier
    Ross Frazier 3 months ago +1

    Just a comment so that Brett and Scott will look at this vid.

  • Joseph Greaves
    Joseph Greaves 3 months ago +1

    do you think hot water grows on trees

  • Laven
    Laven 3 months ago +1

    "Sag mal, du als Physiker" anyone?

  • Ernst B
    Ernst B 3 months ago

    Nice, but I hate that fucking music

  • seungwon lee
    seungwon lee 3 months ago

    wow thats amazin'!

  • Logan
    Logan 3 months ago +1

    Seems like I've watched this videos already

  • -- .
    -- . 4 months ago

    Me da uma ae

  • Chris Theodore
    Chris Theodore 4 months ago

    how Ridiculous about sums it up, no shit... how exciting watching a basketball dropped into a dam and these guys are guest keynotes at various events...

  • Alexander Willow
    Alexander Willow 4 months ago


  • Amar kumar ram really super man

    You like very handsome.

  • Tracy Green
    Tracy Green 4 months ago

    Selling replays!
    That’s all we have in stock.

  • Demon Dutron
    Demon Dutron 4 months ago

    The more shocking was that it goes to right side wtf

    • Zane
      Zane 2 months ago

      Could have been a gust of wind

  • Jungrae Kim
    Jungrae Kim 4 months ago

    공 주워오기, 가위 바위 보!

  • talon55130
    talon55130 4 months ago +1

    Magnus Effect.

  • Rusty Rust
    Rusty Rust 4 months ago

    Physics is beautiful..
    Oh yeah yeah

    AUGUSTIN ZIGAH 4 months ago

    AII I can say si DAM

  • Abdalla Babikir
    Abdalla Babikir 5 months ago


  • syed maharabs shah
    syed maharabs shah 5 months ago +1

    Who's here in 2019

  • HwanyPlayz
    HwanyPlayz 5 months ago


  • GZA036
    GZA036 5 months ago

    Curving streamlines.

  • TheKoolAidMan
    TheKoolAidMan 5 months ago +3

    i succ


  • Ernest Zuidinga
    Ernest Zuidinga 5 months ago

    Meanwhile there is fish down there with a massive headache..

  • Dalton Hutcheon
    Dalton Hutcheon 5 months ago

    That was satisfying

  • bxnwxghxrn
    bxnwxghxrn 5 months ago

    Went to Gordon Dam the other day. I knew this place sounded familiar.

  • B0ssguy
    B0ssguy 6 months ago

    Do an experiment backspin then spin it the other way

  • Ϳåŷ Đę ϻȁŗƈĥĩ

    fuck ur cooked bro

  • Cristian Ramirez
    Cristian Ramirez 6 months ago

    Alguien habla mexicano

  • Jhon P
    Jhon P 7 months ago

    зачем ?????

  • Ken Lajara
    Ken Lajara 7 months ago

    You just made a big wave that is 4 feet

  • Black Heart
    Black Heart 7 months ago

    Dude today in our school teacher had shown this video for Bernoulli's principle of spin its awesome......

  • Nukes for Dayz Nk
    Nukes for Dayz Nk 7 months ago

    Magnus effect

  • murat karanovic
    murat karanovic 7 months ago

    Asteroid basketball loool

  • Pette Josef Ramos
    Pette Josef Ramos 7 months ago

    So what would happen if you spinned the horizontally instead? Would it have the same effect?

  • dsalazar1125
    dsalazar1125 7 months ago

    my hands are sweaty..

  • by tr3wq
    by tr3wq 7 months ago

    song pls?

  • Javen Murdock
    Javen Murdock 7 months ago

    What's the theory called again?

  • Michael Melo
    Michael Melo 7 months ago

    Eu achei isso muito legal!!!!

  • Vincent Videfors
    Vincent Videfors 7 months ago

    Are you guys from sweden

  • jordan McCoy
    jordan McCoy 8 months ago +1

    Oh my God there channel was so much fucking better 3 years ago but now if you look up shit channels on RU-clip all you'll see is this channel and t-series

  • fast bullet gaming
    fast bullet gaming 8 months ago

    2018 anyone?

  • Mr.E
    Mr.E 8 months ago +11

    This must be how Galileo felt when he experimented with Gravity!

  • Trish vlog
    Trish vlog 8 months ago


  • Csaba Tizedes
    Csaba Tizedes 8 months ago

    With title "What Happens When a Spinning Basketball is Thrown Off a Dam!" 1'000'000 viewers/year,
    with title "How Magnus effect works" 17 viewers/whole century.
    The clever the new sexy? Bullshit!

  • Azure Wing
    Azure Wing 8 months ago

    You stole this!

  • InfernoReviews
    InfernoReviews 8 months ago

    He needs to adjust his hopup

  • dhLotan
    dhLotan 8 months ago +1

    This is littering!

      WOBBLYTWAT 8 months ago

      How? They picked up the balls after

  • malhar jajoo
    malhar jajoo 8 months ago

    What stupidity is this

  • dudelove911
    dudelove911 8 months ago +1

    You have been warned

    • dudelove911
      dudelove911 8 months ago

      @SkyTheGuy that's a show on discovery channel on which I saw this

    • SkyTheGuy
      SkyTheGuy 8 months ago


  • BlackAnvil47
    BlackAnvil47 9 months ago

    Forward spin?

  • Nicholas Barnett
    Nicholas Barnett 9 months ago


  • Useful, Creative, and playful-lively context.

    Good Day! Are these balls eco-friendly made, or from biodegrading elements? I Hope so! :)

    • 1 / 137
      1 / 137 29 days ago

      They picked it up.

  • RAJESH s
    RAJESH s 9 months ago

    பொழப்பு கெட்டவனுக ! செய்ற வேலையைப் பாரு

  • Caleb Mclaren
    Caleb Mclaren 9 months ago

    cool bro

  • SilentHamish
    SilentHamish 9 months ago

    This video was just linked on jalopnik.com

  • Misael Cartagena
    Misael Cartagena 9 months ago

    Did you guy have only one ball? Must have taken forever to get one all the way back up

  • Electrical Memes
    Electrical Memes 10 months ago

    Now the basketball is gone and are u allowed to drop stuff of a dam

  • Electrical Memes
    Electrical Memes 10 months ago

    It flew away xd

  • Little_ Midget09
    Little_ Midget09 10 months ago

    Is it Hoover Dam?

  • Patrick Shaffer
    Patrick Shaffer 10 months ago

    Does this work on a person, someone make a video

  • pikminscool
    pikminscool 10 months ago

    Did you pick up the basketball afterwards?

  • Ann James
    Ann James 10 months ago

    Nice ☺ ssss

  • Roy DaDanceGod
    Roy DaDanceGod 10 months ago

    +How Ridiculous some stupid instagram account called @thescientistfacts used your video without your permission, report for copyright violation

  • Facia Bisikletçi
    Facia Bisikletçi 11 months ago

    roberto carlos

  • Shake Rust
    Shake Rust 11 months ago

    저건 다 쓰레기가 되는건가?

  • Lide-com-Isso
    Lide-com-Isso 11 months ago

    Spin...Jojo...referenc...part 7.

  • Jadan Miller
    Jadan Miller 11 months ago

    that was really awesome

  • Jack Biddle
    Jack Biddle 11 months ago

    Disgusting west coast fan

  • Vicky Sam
    Vicky Sam 11 months ago

    1 more plastic added to nature 👏
    hope they took it out??

  • Tomiabalo
    Tomiabalo 11 months ago

    eso donde es?

  • Kamilla Staunsbjerg

    Where is kyle

  • Tokyo Warfare
    Tokyo Warfare Year ago

    Cool. Good to see they did recover the balls.

  • Nishanth Ashok
    Nishanth Ashok Year ago

    Is it just me or did anyone else experience their heads spinning when you looked down that height. I don't know why but I felt it. Weird.

  • Lazyjulio 20
    Lazyjulio 20 Year ago +1

    This was an awesome video

  • Yazan Flame
    Yazan Flame Year ago


  • Chambalero
    Chambalero Year ago

    Gordon Dam sounds like a safe cuss word.

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  • Marsha Mohammed
    Marsha Mohammed Year ago

    Daddy a guy take my basketball and the it down ther *dad fights man*

  • Gaurav Sharma
    Gaurav Sharma Year ago

    I like they sent a rescuer for the poor basket ball