#🍷 HOW COOL IS THIS!!
DIY video from @mirabeauwine! It works but shoes with soles that are too cushioned, like running shoes, don't work at all, Wallace of Mirabeau Wine says: "A running shoe is made with some kind of compressible material that can deform. So the force of the wall is being absorbed by the sole. Some of the force moves out to the side. The force is not very concentrated.
Wallace goes on to say you probably don't need a shoe at all to get it open. "I'd imagine it would work even better if you just hit the bottle against the wall directly," he says. "The bottle is rigid, and the wall is rigid. So there would be very little compression of either material. The energy of the strike would be intensely transmitted into both surfaces.
Of course, with that strategy, you run the risk of breaking the bottle, Wallace says. "The problem is that, without the shoe, you don't know how hard to hit the wall. The sole helps to absorb some of the energy, so you can intuitively calibrate how hard to hit it."
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📽 CR @mirabeauwine