Does it work? Marcus and Demetrius attempt ‘the snow roll’ per Robin’s request

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A YouTube video of a man from West Virginia clearing a snow path without a shovel has gone viral.

Robin can't get enough of it, and wants to know - could that really work?

So - she sent Marcus and Demetrius outside to test it out.

Watch their epic fail in the video player above.

RELATED: Watch this video and you may never use a shovel again

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7 comments

  • ChicagoCommonSense

    Seriously, how dumb is the WGN morning crew? This is not a new thing. I remember rolling the snow clean off the ground when I was a kid and that was 30 years ago. The snow has to be heavy, dense and wet. This age of ridiculous hyperbole needs to stop.

  • Jim Sanderson

    Anyone born and raised in the north should know this WILL work but only in the right conditions, if the snow is packing then it will work, if the snow is powdery it will not, in the original video the snow was packing (aka it clumps together and doesnt fall apart) you could tell by watching the video even before they started that it wouldn’t work by looking at the reporter trying to make a snowball, if the snow wont stick together for a snowball it will not stick together when you try and roll it.

  • Informer

    The following conditions are needed for snow rollers to form:

    There must be a relatively thin surface layer of wet, loose snow, with a temperature near the melting point of ice.
    Under this thin layer of wet snow there must be a substrate to which the thin surface layer of wet snow will not stick, such as ice or powder snow.
    The wind must be strong enough to move the snow rollers, but not strong enough to blow them apart.
    Alternatively, gravity can move the snow rollers as when a snowball, such as those that will fall from a tree or cliff, lands on a steep hill and begins to roll down the hill.
    Because of this last condition, snow rollers are more common in hilly areas. However, the precise nature of the conditions required makes them a very rare phenomenon.

  • Durx

    been doing this since i could walk (28yrs) and sure my parents were doing it when they were kids….. how out of touch are you really???? amazing lol