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The physics of lasso tricks slowed down

7 March 2014 Last updated at 00:03 GMT

The spectacular lasso tricks performed by cowboys and Mexican charos can be described by maths formulas, according to scientists at the American Physical Society meeting in Denver, Colorado.

In this demonstration, two classic tricks demonstrated by champion roper "Cowboy Craig" Ingram are shown in super-slow motion.