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

  • تم نشره في 2019/12/ 5
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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay  أشهر قبل +2216

    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.
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    #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.

    • NWO=OWN
      NWO=OWN 23 ساعات قبل

      Snatch block

    • PhysicsOfParkour!
      PhysicsOfParkour! أيام قبل

      Snatch Box with Snatch Blox; Snatch clocks like Snatch locks;
      Snatch em every time you need to Snatch a Catch, Snatch them together like a Snatch a Batch;
      Snatch Box with Snatch Blox; Youll never have trouble to Snatch a Snatch

    • Rodtheo 00
      Rodtheo 00 7 أيام قبل

      Your children have grown so much

    • russel finch
      russel finch 11 أيام قبل

      SmarterEveryDay you know what’s amazing ?....hands !
      You can smash rock with them with a hammer,also pick up rough rock,grab hot items ,Stroke an animal,feel the slightest bit of grit on a surface,punch,massage....all with hands!

    • J Jay
      J Jay 21 أيام قبل

      This was the longest add ever

  • Joseph Campese
    Joseph Campese 2 ساعات قبل

    Look here man, if you're not teaching school, you're missing your calling. Outstanding tutorial. Thank you.

  • sluggo3slug
    sluggo3slug 7 ساعات قبل


  • Mark S
    Mark S 7 ساعات قبل

    So to calculate the mechanical advantage its number of bends in the rope minus 1?

  • Bibek Kumar Parida
    Bibek Kumar Parida 7 ساعات قبل

    I think my mind would blow up if I keep on watching these videos every day 😂

  • batvanio
    batvanio 8 ساعات قبل

    Not that there is bad in the demonstration, but this is taught in grade 5 at a school if I remember correctly. Or at least in my country.

  • prakash soundarmal
    prakash soundarmal 8 ساعات قبل

    Is there any snatch blocks for wake up me early morning??

  • stevenson stevens
    stevenson stevens 8 ساعات قبل

    Excellent presentation! Well done and inspiring. Thank You.

  • Altu Loghin
    Altu Loghin 12 ساعات قبل

    Maybe it's just me, but I would love to see a video abot knots from Destin. :)

  • BananaWolf64
    BananaWolf64 15 ساعات قبل

    For one summer (2018) i staffed a summer camp and I got given the job of running a rope bridge (Google military rope bridge). So I got trained to use a 3 pulley system to do rescues in case people fell between the stabilizers. we would lift them up and move them out of the way so the other staff would pull us in (I had a rope attached to my back) if you want to know more contact me on Twitter @thebananawolf64

  • kinematic
    kinematic 19 ساعات قبل

    This can also be done with rope and carabiners. Research a z-drag. use it to extract pinned kayaks etc.

  • Aldo Raine
    Aldo Raine 19 ساعات قبل

    This is so cool, but you could have used your own vehicle to mount the truck onto the trailer if we werent so excited about solving every situation with a pulley =)

  • Damien Elsasser
    Damien Elsasser 22 ساعات قبل

    Also the more in line that you can get them the better the advantage

  • atarva7
    atarva7 أيام قبل

    SmarterEveryDay: *Hey, can I check out your snatch block?*

  • ora et labora
    ora et labora أيام قبل

    Never stand next to a cable like the gherkin in this video, it's good way to get your block snatched.

  • Carson Moore
    Carson Moore أيام قبل

    If only I saw this before my physics test...

  • Leo Turi
    Leo Turi أيام قبل

    At 12:00 Destin you really made my day. SnatchBlock!

  • Matt Morris
    Matt Morris أيام قبل

    SNATCH BLOCK!!!!!!

  • MahvvenBlu
    MahvvenBlu أيام قبل

    Well, you've uncovered how the pyramids are built. Thankz

    XxZEUS DRAGONxX أيام قبل

    What if we use 1 million snatch blocks

  • chiefsam57
    chiefsam57 أيام قبل


  • zeanomourph
    zeanomourph أيام قبل

    Not gonna lie tho, knowing what a SnatchBlock is and how to use one is only half the battle. You also have to actually *have* a SnatchBlock for any of this information to come in handy, and that's where you've lost me.

  • faarsight
    faarsight أيام قبل

    It should be mentioned that Archimedes was related to the king of Syracuse and was at times (such as during the famous Roman siege) employed by the Syracusan state.

  • PhysicsOfParkour!
    PhysicsOfParkour! أيام قبل

    Snatch Box with Snatch Blox; Snatch clocks like Snatch locks;
    Snatch em every time you need to Snatch a Catch, Snatch them together like a Snatch a Batch;
    Snatch Box with Snatch Blox; Youll never have trouble to Snatch a Snatch

  • Mohamed Al-Sayed
    Mohamed Al-Sayed أيام قبل

    @SmarterEveryDay I was expecting some experiments with variable diameters of snatch blocks

  • Landon Elliott
    Landon Elliott أيام قبل +1

    Drinking game idea: take a shot every time he says snatch block.

  • Andrew James Chisholm
    Andrew James Chisholm أيام قبل

    Fkn Chris hadfield is the best Canadian lad around

  • Andrew L
    Andrew L أيام قبل

    I like me some good southern education!

  • Unholy Critter
    Unholy Critter أيام قبل

    First time I have sceen your content. Dont subscribe often but your worth it. Cant wait to see your other content!

  • almostideal
    almostideal أيام قبل

    I had never heard the phrase "snatch block" before this video and now the phrase has lost all meaning.

  • GamingTV
    GamingTV 2 أيام قبل

    Is there already a video about how girls are more grounded than boys? It's very easy to see here

  • enzo bournazel
    enzo bournazel 2 أيام قبل

    do a game drink/smock everytime you ear snatch block, wasted in 2 min

  • Dustin h
    Dustin h 2 أيام قبل

    Wow almost 8 mil subs awsome

  • Dustin h
    Dustin h 2 أيام قبل

    That old country boy is the way all Americans should be

  • goldylox &the3bears
    goldylox &the3bears 2 أيام قبل

    Im a crane operator. Rigging is necessary knowledge. I love the fundamental explanation of simply how and why. We've discussed something with cranes called 'line pull'. It never made sense to me, and no one could properly describe it. Until now. Thanks a million.
    By the way... there are rules about which end the pin of a shackle goes thru. Simply... what goes in the bow of a shackle?. Thru the ropes bend? Or thru the eye of the snatch block? It matters. And situationally depends.

  • Martin Kühne
    Martin Kühne 2 أيام قبل


  • Dylan Maurits
    Dylan Maurits 2 أيام قبل

    You mean Snatch block is not the sponsor?

  • Chris
    Chris 2 أيام قبل

    Really well explained!

  • OligoST
    OligoST 2 أيام قبل

    Thanks for the video. Probably one of your best videos to date

  • Jonny Small
    Jonny Small 2 أيام قبل

    I like how he's excited about everything. Live your excited life, my dude.

  • Greg Eldredge
    Greg Eldredge 3 أيام قبل

    Great video! About to get that 3D printer to teach my kids this concept. Awesome!

  • loridergmc91
    loridergmc91 3 أيام قبل

    @7:10 Those are Man hands

  • Chris Kratochvil
    Chris Kratochvil 3 أيام قبل

    im trying to make a cure for cancer

  • Ggamer1234
    Ggamer1234 3 أيام قبل

    If I had to visit America, Alabama would be one of my go-to states

  • Emre Demir
    Emre Demir 3 أيام قبل

    you are a cool father

  • Jim Pyre
    Jim Pyre 3 أيام قبل

    Awesome work!!

  • I dont wanna use my name
    I dont wanna use my name 3 أيام قبل

    Pulleys and levers

  • BucWiLD
    BucWiLD 3 أيام قبل

    Husband: Snatch Block!!

    Wife: You Pervert!!

  • RainAngel111
    RainAngel111 3 أيام قبل


  • Christopher Sines
    Christopher Sines 3 أيام قبل

    idk why but the example at 4:20 really made it click for me

  • The Sydney Stone Company
    The Sydney Stone Company 3 أيام قبل

    Improve your grammar. Try not to say “got”.

  • Torque Monkey
    Torque Monkey 4 أيام قبل

    not to be confused with a snatch box! you will end up on the wrong web page.

  • Dario Ampuy
    Dario Ampuy 4 أيام قبل

    so... kiwico is the sponsor?!?!? i thought it was SNATCH BLOCK!!!!!

  • Greg Diefenbach
    Greg Diefenbach 4 أيام قبل

    Does Smarter Everyday have a sponsorship relationship with MagellanTV?

  • John Doe Ent.
    John Doe Ent. 4 أيام قبل

    What the heck is a snack block

  • marc p
    marc p 4 أيام قبل

    I swear I thought u were about to say this is an ad for snatch block!!

  • ge200099
    ge200099 4 أيام قبل

    Everybody who doesn't know the basic principles of physics like this does not earn their middle school degree

  • d duji
    d duji 4 أيام قبل

    Amazing video ! Educated at age thirty lol . Definitely going to check out those kits . Is there any of those kits for ages 3 + I would like to buy some for my kids

  • fartswallower666
    fartswallower666 4 أيام قبل +1

    I put connies on to jakkit so I no make no mess

  • MIGHTY Space Beann
    MIGHTY Space Beann 4 أيام قبل

    I want to make a joke but the kids are watching