Here's what happens when you take a handsaw to a large rubber band ball. Not to spoil anything, but, when you think of all the energy that's stored in those stretchy loops of elastic, you just know the result is going to be weird.
The acrobatics in this video are just insane. Insane enough to make you question the laws of physics, really. I mean, could these trampolines really be conserving so much energy as to allow Christophe Hamel (he's the one soaring all over the place) to return to what appears to be the same altitude after basically…
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Equipped with a marble, some wood and the principles of potential energy, kinetic energy and gravity, one man built a remarkable machine that warps your very sense of what's physically possible. Prepare yourself, then hit the clip at 2:30.