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Duct Tape Surfboard | MythBusters

Duct Tape Surfboard | MythBusters


Narrator:
JAMIE’S DECIDED TO GET GNARLY. Jamie:
THE SURFBOARD CAME TOGETHER PRETTY MUCH THE WAY
THAT I HAD PLANNED. IT’S FOUR PONTOONS
THAT ARE ALL TAPED TOGETHER INTO ONE BIG THING THAT IS THE SIZE AND SHAPE
OF A SURFBOARD, MORE OR LESS, AND I IMAGINE
IT’LL WORK LIKE ONE. TIME TO GO SURFING. Narrator: DESPITE THE OPTIMISM,
THERE IS A MAJOR DRAWBACK. Jamie: OH, LOOK AT THAT! Narrator: JAMIE’S NEVER SURFED
IN HIS LIFE. [ LAUGHS ] Narrator:
AND LEARNING ON A SLIGHTLY LEAKY
DUCT-TAPE SURFBOARD WAS NEVER GOING TO BE
PLAIN SAILING. Jamie: HEY! [ LAUGHS ] [ EXHALES SHARPLY ] HERE WE GO! WELL, THAT WAS EXHAUSTING. BUT I’M ACTUALLY KIND OF HAPPY
WITH IT BECAUSE I LEARNED THAT WHILE DUCT TAPE IS OKAY
AT SEALING THINGS UP, IT’S NOT PERFECT, AND
EVENTUALLY, STUFF’S GONNA LEAK. OHHH! [ LAUGHING ] SO, IF YOU BUILT SOMETHING THAT’S RELYING
ON A SEALED PONTOON, THEN YOU’RE SCREWED BECAUSE
YOU’VE GOT NO ABILITY TO BAIL IT OR EMPTY IT OUT IN ANY WAY,
AND IT’S GONNA SINK. SO, FAILURE AS A SURFBOARD, YES,
BUT SUCCESS AS AN EXPERIMENT.

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