Can You Swim in Shade Balls?

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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)"

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Lightning rainbow
Lightning rainbow 22 giờ trước
mini_eilish YT
mini_eilish YT Ngày trước
*Venom has entered the chat*
qwerty uiop
qwerty uiop Ngày trước
too many balls
Carver Hamilton
Carver Hamilton Ngày trước
me to i dont know
James Deleon
James Deleon Ngày trước
I saw you spit on those balls ewwwww
JJ Kirby
JJ Kirby Ngày trước
I got shade ball #4436
V S Ngày trước
How long did it take to get them all out?
Ribbons gloss
Ribbons gloss Ngày trước
10:00 is that a toilet back there?
Ribbons gloss
Ribbons gloss Ngày trước
heres the do you get them out? btw when i saw the thumbnail i thought they where the balls from uhh whats it called? the movie about emotions and they controll a girls brain? yeah in dream world they remind me of where joy swaam in the memory balls that went grey just me? ;-; okay fine then
Migz Llamas
Migz Llamas Ngày trước
6:45 your welcome :)
Christian Andrei Ocon
Christian Andrei Ocon Ngày trước
Swimming in large scale caviar eggs😂
Matt Burch
Matt Burch Ngày trước
i got my ball today!!! #4595! thanks for the awesome giveaway to the patreons!!
sad tulip
sad tulip Ngày trước
i wanna bite them
Gigabloodhawk Ngày trước
your so close to atomic, its unbearable xD
Conner Miller
Conner Miller Ngày trước
3:50 thats tripy
JaxSwat Ngày trước
Wow I just received my Shade ball in the mail today. #9284 . This is awesome. This was amazing that you sent this to me. It’s a little heavier and harder than I thought it would be. What an cool thing to have and show my friends. Thank again .. Fan for life! 👍
Daniel A
Daniel A Ngày trước
I got my shade ball!!!
H M Ngày trước
My question is why ? Why spend what 4-5 thousand for curiosity sake?
Richard Christopher Selmours
Richard Christopher Selmours 2 ngày trước
I cringed watching him swim freestyle with his hands wide open 😭
Jennifer Gallegos
Jennifer Gallegos 2 ngày trước
Kyle 2 ngày trước
I got my shade ball #8684 today thank you so much Dr. Muller! Is the Signature DM Ve? I think so but can’t really tell.
Jazzy 2 ngày trước
Got my shade ball today :D #7817 thanks so much!
Thomas Lawson
Thomas Lawson 2 ngày trước
I received ball number 2929 Thank you.
Scott Reser
Scott Reser 2 ngày trước
I received my shade ball. signed and numbered is so cool. these are great. thanks for sending me one. I watched this video and now I have one from it. that's cool.
some autistic guy
some autistic guy 2 ngày trước
just got my shade ball. thx bro :D
Jakob Jakobson
Jakob Jakobson 2 ngày trước
just got my signed shadeball today! thank you, this is a very cool thing to have
Gacha Grape
Gacha Grape 2 ngày trước
So much science in this vid
Robert McCain
Robert McCain 2 ngày trước
I got my ball today. So happy. My girlfriend thinks I'm crazy.
Odin 2 ngày trước
Got mine #7157 Thank you ! My wife can't understand what do i need it for :D
Daniel Velinov
Daniel Velinov 2 ngày trước
Reminds me of Empty Walls video :D
_ C_
_ C_ 2 ngày trước
Received mine #3893 20/07/18
Deep hug
Deep hug 2 ngày trước
Dude keep your fingers together.
Fight Food - Boxing Stories
Fight Food - Boxing Stories 2 ngày trước
My balls are always in the shade
Rhys Evans
Rhys Evans 2 ngày trước
I received my shade ball today! (20/07/2019) thanks so much! It means so much to me that I now own and can physically touch and hold something that 35M people have watched in a video and one held by one of my favourite VNwomenrs. Thanks again! Shipping to the UK and everywhere else must have cost a fortune!
Salvi 2 ngày trước
Got mine #8159
Deep hug
Deep hug 2 ngày trước
HOLY SHEET I actually just got my SHADE BALL in the mail! Thanks! its dope
Rob Alinder
Rob Alinder 2 ngày trước
I just received my shadeball. #450!
Notification Squad
Notification Squad 2 ngày trước
This video gave me a mini heart attack as a lifeguard.
Notification Squad
Notification Squad 2 ngày trước
Got my ball, #5606. This guy is a legend!
1,000 SUBS WITH 2 VIDEOS 2 ngày trước
Just got my shade ball in today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5332
Raymonds Entertainment
Raymonds Entertainment 2 ngày trước
Did the shade balls hurt your skin balls when you jumped in?
Taylor taylor
Taylor taylor 3 ngày trước
He loves them balls in his face
shanedestroyer 3 ngày trước
Just got my ball, completely forgot about it. #230 cool, thanks!
Wat Dat
Wat Dat 2 ngày trước
Damn, nice. I was late to the party and got #7782
Firealarm102 3 ngày trước
Ayy!!! Just got my signed ball today!! #9,165
1,000 SUBS WITH 2 VIDEOS 2 ngày trước
me too!
Rebekah Welsh
Rebekah Welsh 3 ngày trước
Man 1 "It's time to release the balls!" Man2 *starts pulling panties down* "No! The shade balls ,not your balls!" Man 2 " uww😐" Man1 * slaps face*
Delve 3 ngày trước
Just got my shadeball, Derek! I can't begin to describe how excited I am! Thanks!
Anthony TeixeirA
Anthony TeixeirA 3 ngày trước
I just got mine I was so confused what this random package was in the mail ball number 5615
SarocTurtleGaming 3 ngày trước
I have ball #7966 !!!
Spalone Babagoosegooties
Spalone Babagoosegooties 3 ngày trước
Just got my shadeball yesterday! No idea what I'm gonna do with it, but it's certainly a conversation piece.
Kady Overby
Kady Overby 3 ngày trước
Shucheng Chao
Shucheng Chao 3 ngày trước
I can't believe I actually received a shade ball today! Thank you Derek you are THE BEST!!!!!
TheEAtoday 3 ngày trước
HOLY SHEET I actually just got my SHADE BALL in the mail! Thanks! its dope
Jessica Potts
Jessica Potts 2 ngày trước
Hope you had a great day
Jessica Potts
Jessica Potts 2 ngày trước
daniel mcCann
daniel mcCann 3 ngày trước
Dude keep your fingers together.
Monique Doyle
Monique Doyle 3 ngày trước
Anxiety 🥴🥴🥴
Cassidy Anthony
Cassidy Anthony 3 ngày trước
Roses are red Murder is to Did I see a drone shadow YAY I got a like Wait why is it blue
Kyan Kohler
Kyan Kohler 4 ngày trước
3:46 thats what she said
Kroneru 4 ngày trước
Received mines today. Thanks.
Barry Young
Barry Young 4 ngày trước
Cool video. Got my Shade Ball in the mail today. Keep up the kool vids!
Starfire Technology
Starfire Technology 4 ngày trước
Just recieved ball 5177 today! Thanks!
Khiem Huynh
Khiem Huynh 4 ngày trước
Can I swim in that too
Sara Ryan
Sara Ryan 4 ngày trước
I love youuuuuuuuuu 😋😋😋😋
Horizon Freeze
Horizon Freeze 4 ngày trước
3:44 he prob used to it by now
Marlomen Sarsuelo
Marlomen Sarsuelo 4 ngày trước
That breaststroke tho
Julia Friedman-Parks
Julia Friedman-Parks 4 ngày trước
Why does this Video give me some cool ideas
Vivian Trinh
Vivian Trinh 4 ngày trước
Can you REALLY swim in Shade Balls?
GameCorruption's 4 ngày trước
can yow run on them
Kid 8v8teR
Kid 8v8teR 5 ngày trước
What is a shade ball
Bruna Lopes
Bruna Lopes 5 ngày trước
shouldnt the balls be white? black attracks more sunlight therefore more heat
TheLastDogInTown 5 ngày trước
3:53 who else saw the drone shadow
princess lib
princess lib 5 ngày trước
can you stay under there for 2 min
Rob Anderson
Rob Anderson 5 ngày trước
His guy is like a rip-off Mark Rober
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