About the Challenge
Our skateboard challenge is called Trinity Slingshot because, to take on the challenge, you have to, as shown in this video here, go by a round, “planet-like” structure at the Trinity Skate Park, as if you were doing a gravitational slingshot (explained below), before you fly up and away with your skateboard in a higher orbit.
#TrinitySlingshot is a #SkateboardChallenge for users of the #TrinitySkatePark at Adrian Hall Way in Providence, Rhode Island. As shown in this video here, the first two challengers are Jean P. Soto (@thrasher_magazine03) and Zeke Salley (@zekesalley). They did it in late August 2020. Who’s next?
How to Participate
Click here to contact @Ri4CTV on Instagram to set up a filming session at the Providence downtown skate park. The result of your performance will be featured on an episode in the YouTube series RiVillage Season 12 Trinity Slingshot on Ri4CTV.
Where to Add Your Comment
Trinity Slingshot Videos
- Click here for the list of all episodes in the YouTube series RiVillage Season 12 Trinity Slingshot on Ri4CTV
What is a gravitational slingshot?
In orbital mechanics and aerospace engineering, a gravitational slingshot, also known as gravity assist, is the use of the relative movement and gravity of a planet or other astronomical object to alter the path and speed of a spacecraft, typically to save propellant and reduce expense. | Tell me more, Wikipedia
Voyager 2 is a space probe launched by NASA on August 20, 1977, to study the outer planets. As shown in the following GIF, Voyager 2 used gravity assist (gravitational slingshot) three times, from Jupiter (on the lime green orbit), Saturn (on the aqua blue orbit), and Uranus (on the yellow orbit).
- Slingshot Directory
- What is a slingshot in Thumoslang? (private link – Haven Office)
- RiVillage Slingshot for Seekers of Global Fame as well as Local Friends in Rhode Island
- Solidarity Push – Tales of Trinity (video by Ri4CTV)