Science side of Tumblr, can you explain how Sting (guy in neon green pants) defies gravity for a second….?
I’m no physicist but it looks to me like Sting’s ass lands on the mat just a split second after Bruiser Mastino’s ass, which makes sense because Sting’s ass has about six inches further to fall.
I think the reason Sting seems to hang in the air is that his head is still coming up from the forward roll, even as his whole body is starting to fall straight down. That, along with Mastino’s body flailing about as he takes a bump, distracts the eye for just a moment. If you watch this gif a few dozen times and reeeeally focus on Sting’s butt, you’ll see it starts falling immediately after hitting Bruiser.
I remember seeing a thing on TV about how basketball players and ballet dancers only seem to “hang” in the air because they’re moving so much in mid-leap. That seems consistent with some of the gravity-defying things I’ve seen pro wrestlers do, including this.