Why Snatch Blocks are AWESOME (How Pulleys Work) - Smarter Every Day 228 

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SmarterEveryDay Před rokem
Snatch Block! I want to take a moment to thank those of you who support Smarter Every Day on Patreon. I'd also like to point out 2 things about this video. #1. You'll notice Jeremy Fielding is in this video. He's the "Contraption Fabricator" that's started working with me now because of your support on Patreon. He's a great designer, father, and friend. You'll be seeing more of Jeremy around thanks to those who support at www.patreon.com/smartereveryday/ #2. If you'd like to 3D print the Snatch Blocks and pulleys we use in this video they are here: www.thingiverse.com/thing:4022579 #3. I really enjoy KiwiCo and I think you will too. I got them as a Christmas gift for my children years ago, and it was a huge hit. It was after that experience that I reached out to their team and asked if I could advertise for them because of how good it was for our family. I think you'll enjoy it too. www.kiwico.com/smarter It was 3 things... I ended up pointing out 3 things.
Have you Seen Fitzcaraldo? Werner Herzog has a steam boat pull itself up and over a mountain using pullies.
goutvols103 Před 6 dny
Another great video but I am interested in where that Rainforest Zip line is located? Thanks in advance.
Tom Okila Bruce
Tom Okila Bruce Před 10 dny
They are gonna sue you for insulting their intelligence 🤣
m k
m k Před 20 dny
People will never like you. Not with a personality and that face.
God's Forces on Earth
God's Forces on Earth Před měsícem
Excellent Class , Thank You 🇺🇸
Maroš Vojt
Maroš Vojt Před 3 hodinami
you need new tires. :D
Maroš Vojt
Maroš Vojt Před 4 hodinami
knowledge is really tricky. i knew all of this and how it worked and calculate this on my physic clases when i was 13 14. now i know nothing.... so here i am again to learn.
trebor trouble
trebor trouble Před 5 hodinami
Probably how they built the Pyramids.
Nicks Cubes
Nicks Cubes Před 12 hodinami
All I know is that Fitzcarraldo is the king of pulleys
Bewak Tembaga
Bewak Tembaga Před 14 hodinami
The conclusion : pulley are tool to impress people = ancient pick-up line
Qiliang Xu
Qiliang Xu Před 21 hodinou
how on earth is the video sponsored by KiwiCo, not SNATCH BLOCK ?
papap aniop
papap aniop Před dnem
8:15 how dare you, you just killed 3 little trees congratulations
papap aniop
papap aniop Před dnem
wow it's amazing
rabidL3M0NS Před dnem
How have I never realised that the word ‘pulley’ comes ‘pull’..
bagnome Před dnem
SNATCH BLOCK sounds a lot like TAC PACK.
Qlimax Před dnem
The sponsor for this video today is...wtf not snatch block?
Eric Liu
Eric Liu Před dnem
For some reason, i want to get a snatch block now
Midnightly Před dnem
Fletcher Kirby
Fletcher Kirby Před dnem
The berserk particle distally suspend because grass hopefully moor vice a cold instrument. accessible, jolly slime
KubiGaming Před dnem
connect intput to output and then 2 is not equal 8
metalavenger23 Před dnem
its kinda like gear ratios, they multiply the torque at the cost of speed.
Motorsheep Před dnem
Man what a fantastic sponsor section. In fact, it's probably the first one I haven't skipped in any youtube video. And not just that. You made me really excited about those guys, even though I don't even have kids.
Tyler Levy
Tyler Levy Před dnem
The faithful ukraine reportedly watch because vacuum arespectively flow into a nasty kohlrabi. perpetual, third education
Aubrey Legendre
Aubrey Legendre Před dnem
You didn't take out the garbage, and the kids are being extremely bad. Your wife is about to pull her hair out, and you're just sitting there playing video games, or watching youtube videos, and aren't helping out with parenting. Later that night, in bed... Your wife: SNATCH BLOCK!!
The Edge
The Edge Před dnem
Feet are on the ground, but yet when bending over to pick up something, you still lift your weight plus what ur lifting??????What lol
Circuitrinos Před dnem
the weight of your arms at least.
Matthew Weir
Matthew Weir Před dnem
I love your archimedes storytelling pulleys on pulleys on pulleys
Eric K
Eric K Před dnem
Snatch block!!!!!!
Felix Pan
Felix Pan Před dnem
The extra snatch block at 7:30 does nothing for mechanical advantage. You just redirected the direction of your pulling force. Still great information!
RedEngineer Před dnem
And that is how the roman colosseum trapdoors worked. One person could lift over a ton of wood and animals up to the colosseum floor, without any help.
CamTizzle Před dnem
Fellow Alabamian. My dad works up in Huntsville! I’d REALLY freaking love to meet you/be a part of one of your videos/or ANYTHING one day. Keep up the good work!
wallmenis Před 2 dny
Snach Block this is an experiment
Tommy Gun
Tommy Gun Před 2 dny
Take a shot for each "snatch block"
Jett Liscano
Jett Liscano Před 2 dny
Guy1: snatch block? Guy2: snatch block! Yeah fine man of culture.
Loop Troupe
Loop Troupe Před 2 dny
i still dont understand, but great video!!!!!
Jesus Před 2 dny
I wish my sons to be smart as the ones here, lol
kebman Před 2 dny
Pull my pulley. Nuclear blast goes off!111
Battle Frame Studios
I'm here because my class switched the last unit from physics to climate change last minute and I'd much rather learn about this. This I can actually apply to my projects.
David Eberbach
David Eberbach Před 2 dny
idk why, but in the thumbnail for this video, I thought of coresets. You can explain snatch blocks are just those but with a wheel and can anchor to things, if needed.
Dogol Před 2 dny
Gonna get a snatch block and 10 feet of rope and bring it everywhere I go.
Shiyi YIN
Shiyi YIN Před 2 dny
the fraction and slip 5:35 limits the number of pulleys
Maverick Před 2 dny
Is that Mark Rober at 13:48
Valentine Zverev
Valentine Zverev Před 2 dny
Ricardo8388 Před 2 dny
*its an ad*
Nina Thomas
Nina Thomas Před 3 dny
The whole speedboat microscopically flower because canoe additionaly hug opposite a abstracted particle. laughable, clean vacation
Ernst Le Roux
Ernst Le Roux Před 3 dny
Ryan Hughes
Ryan Hughes Před 3 dny
I have watched this 5 times and still have no idea how pulleys work.
Harry Nutsac
Harry Nutsac Před 3 dny
I had a friend in High School that was a Total Snatch Block.
MadManYolo Před 3 dny
I've watched this video 3 or 4 times now and I really enjoy his enthusiasm towards everything in this video
Chris Trahan
Chris Trahan Před 3 dny
Destin, You really put a smile on my face... Love getting smarter everyday :)
Airgasm Před 3 dny
if you got a fat deadlift its actually easier without the single stage pulley
R. Rodriguez
R. Rodriguez Před 3 dny
You completely changed your accent talking to that guy.
keld101 Před 3 dny
Angel R
Angel R Před 3 dny
I saw a cartoon about pulley
Kyle Wang
Kyle Wang Před 3 dny
how many times did he say "snatch blocks are amazing"
Henry Taylor
Henry Taylor Před 3 dny
The sore jump intialy plan because random pragmatically wait down a unnatural table. perfect, well-made windshield
Diego Doreste
Diego Doreste Před 3 dny
Snatch block
Thomas Vaughn
Thomas Vaughn Před 3 dny
Exactly how we loaded merchant ships with booms (mostly gone now).
Generic Youtuber
Generic Youtuber Před 3 dny
dont mind me, i just get like chris f#*$%& hadfield to appear in my videos, wow lol!
Generic Youtuber
Generic Youtuber Před 3 dny
your jeep might need a new set of treads yo
Garry Bradley
Garry Bradley Před 3 dny
First time i've seen a spanish barton used.
9873459872134234a Před 3 dny
the short answer is you use a series of rotating levers to change the ratio of pull to travel distance - that is the actual answer
pumpikqq_ Před 3 dny
is there no way to implement this into a car engine hmmm
Ciro García
Ciro García Před 3 dny
8:04 "muy bien, amigo"
Daniel Butcher
Daniel Butcher Před 3 dny
I hope the 10 Million views on this upload helped you get some new tires for the Jeep! :)
Giovanni Ortega
Giovanni Ortega Před 3 dny
Can you explain types of knots?!
1% Inspiration
1% Inspiration Před 3 dny
Idk why but I would love to see more of those super fast "Snatch block!" Type edits like at 12:02 in future videos (maybe minus the "when it doesn't work" part). There's something hilariously efficient about it and I can totally see a whole series of super short "how to use a X" type videos all built around exactly that style of ridiculously fast and aggressive tutorials. Not to mention those would make for killer tiktok videos since people would probably have to watch them a few times to really get it and the tiktok algo eats rewatches for breakfast. Also, just watching that "Snatch block!" Scene at 2x speed is even better cuz it just 2xes the already ridiculous efficiency and aggression xD
Josh Sherman
Josh Sherman Před 3 dny
Hey it’s my jeep
Sam 4life
Sam 4life Před 3 dny
I find funny how the children lifted a real size brick and he just lifted an small one. Dude u have big brain
ELIJAH ALI Před 3 dny
irfan shaikh
irfan shaikh Před 4 dny
This video should be named 'simping about snatch block '
Mathew Ahrens
Mathew Ahrens Před 4 dny
Check out that Alabama code switching!
WxlfGxming Před 4 dny
Ohhh so this is like a bow and arrow
Dick White
Dick White Před 4 dny
Hey teachers see what hes doing? He's teaching. That's what you should be doing for our kids.
Joey Black
Joey Black Před 4 dny
Ok, so my understanding is that the mechanical advantage of a fixed pulley is 1:1, so how would the fixed snatch block on the tree give you any mechanical advantage to pull the hero out?
Oscar Verduzco
Oscar Verduzco Před 4 dny
Pura vida snatch block
Plazmattack Před 4 dny
You should talk to tow truck drivers, they're masters of the pulley and snatch blocks.
Christopher Morin
Christopher Morin Před 4 dny
Sad. 6.1K people don't like Snatch Blocks. What is WRONG with them?
Loren Javernick
Loren Javernick Před 4 dny
This guy is such a boss ha so excited about pulleys. Thanks for the awesome vid
Bubble Bath
Bubble Bath Před 4 dny
Dude I wish you were my physics teacher ...and everybody else's tooooo...the world would become a better place
Charles Turner
Charles Turner Před 4 dny
Ok, I'm going to probs sound stupid but, bare with me. If pulleys can be used to increase the force through a medium such as rope, then can that be used as an advantage to get power? And yes I k wo there is not such thing as free power, but I just cant get my head around it.
Rafael Nogueira
Rafael Nogueira Před 4 dny
Look at this, and idiot people still believe that Aliens help humans to build the Piramid`s ....
Leon Hill
Leon Hill Před 4 dny
Guess I'll go buy a snatch block now...
VPanda Před 4 dny
This whole video feels like an advertisement for snatch blocks
DerAltruist Před 5 dny
I can't wrap my head around it, to me it looks like you're getting extra energy from nothing
Katai Před 4 dny
Not exactly from nothing, since you have to pull farther the easier it gets - so you kind of trade weight for distance. Or possibly better to say it's breaking up that one big load of work into many more smaller ones? I'm not an expert either :)
1Maklak Před 5 dny
There are two pieces of physics to understand blocks and tackles: 1) Tension (force) on both sides of a block must be equal, otherwise it would equalize. 2) Since W = F * s (where W - work, F - force, s - distance), you can do the same work by trading force for distance. For example with one block attached to the thing you're pulling and one end of rope anchored, you're using half the force, but have to pull twice as much rope to move the thing the same distance.
K_S Lyons
K_S Lyons Před 5 dny
I liked the part where they used a snatch block
Flyingsod Wai
Flyingsod Wai Před 5 dny
New drinking game. Get yourself a bottle of booze and take a shot every time Destin says SnatchBlock. You'll prolly need two bottles.
HYPERSCALE Před 20 hodinami
@Mlungisi Mokhethi yes Unconsciousness
Mlungisi Mokhethi
It's 02h44 and I have a bottle of vodka next to me... Do I win anything?
LordHakai Před 4 dny
imt oo dru nkaft ert his. -baaaaaaaaddgmae
Super Hiro
Super Hiro Před 5 dny
I love me some snatch.
AJ Usog
AJ Usog Před 5 dny
6:45 it's funny how your Alabama accent comes out when you're around another alabamanite
Borsting89 Před 5 dny
Totally expected the sponsor to be something like SNATCH BLOCK 12:37
Fleischkopf Před 5 dny
Brandon Před 5 dny
How is that this phenomenon can’t somehow be used to generate energy?.. like use 2 lbs of energy to lift 10 lbs of force that then converts to energy?..
Brandon Před 3 dny
@ASI ahhh. The distance you pull the rope is increasing relative to the distance the weight moves?.. makes sense..
ASI Před 5 dny
Because you can't create new energy. If the force is increasing its because the distance that force is applied over is decreasing
Waffle_Buddy Před 5 dny
Tires look like they're in good shape.
hernan perez
hernan perez Před 5 dny
i know costa rica whin i see it
Abel Santander
Abel Santander Před 5 dny
I already watched your video by accident hahahaha!! and let me know is amazing your explanation is great and very educational and also because is motivating whit these people from kiki Co. Congratulations!!! Regards from Cusco Perú.
easy explanation, 1 pulley means equal weight, 2 pulleys divided by 2 so half the weight. Three Pulleys means you divide in half the amount of force from the last loaded pulley. Every time you add a pulley you divide by half the last loaded pulley. With enough pulleys a two-year-old could pick up a freight train. the other thing to remember is every time you add a pulley you're going to pull twice as much rope then you did in the prior to move something the same distance
Austin Routt
Austin Routt Před 6 dny
I like how he teaches by repeating himself and breaking everything down. Wish I had teachers like him!
Gregory K. Zamora
Gregory K. Zamora Před 6 dny
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Djmintyfreshful Před 6 dny
I love Jeremy so much haha
Tom Foolery
Tom Foolery Před 6 dny
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Dickhead Dan
Dickhead Dan Před 6 dny
When people call them cinder blocks... when they don't make cinder blocks any more...
Hello Před 4 dny
I do believe you are referring to how they are now made by pouring concrete and not though the 'cindering' process?
mike joseph
mike joseph Před 6 dny
so awesome man ...love it
Travis Před 6 dny
god i wish i could post pictures here, if u like snatchblocks iv got some stuff youd like to see, also some insane come-a-longs i have a single pulley that cost almost a grand by itself... its beautiful
GoGiraffe *
GoGiraffe * Před 6 dny
I just showed this video to my husband, who, poor guy, had the fun experience of winching his truck up our driveway during the great Texas deep freeze in Feb 2021, when it was a solid sheet of ice. Y'know what he needed to make it a heck of a lot easier? Snatch blocks!
towtruckAJ Před 5 dny
Chances are he was better off with the single line if he had a strong enough winch, the resistance of a vehicle simply slipping on ice is not all that much and a 2:1 snatch block setup would take twice the line to cover the same distance so over 100 feet of line you would make it 50 feet, so if your single line handled it that was likely the best bet as you would get the full distance of your line at each pull.
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