A bit of fun for boat nerds from Shaun White's old videos. Drop tests are done to test buoyancy, strength and stability. Three drops are made from a height of 3 m, the first with the boat level, the second at a 45º bow down angle, and the third with a 45º stern down angle.
The first test in this video went down in Ribworker history because it's clearly rather higher than the required 3 metres! The Ribworker passed the test comfortably - Ribworkers are designed to be ridiculously tough and buoyant - but the watching humans were a bit less relaxed about the drop than the boat was 🙂 .