You are here: Home Videos Barefoot Waterskiing Barefoot Waterskiing Here's an interesting video from National Geographic showing the science behind barefoot waterskiing - and, by extension, waterskiing with skis on. by Heather Carr April 20, 2012, 2:00 am Here’s an interesting video from National Geographic showing the science behind barefoot waterskiing – and, by extension, waterskiing with skis on. Staying on the surface of the water comes down to velocity and surface area in contact with the water. A person must be traveling about 34 miles per hour in order to keep from sinking. This is a good one for kids, too. See more Previous article Lickable Wallpaper Begs the Question: Do the Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries? Next article Missouri Ag-Gag Bill Clears House, Heads for Senate Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.