Gymnastics were always difficult for us. So color us impressed with this video of Michael Lewis performing 27 front flips in just 20 seconds. We’re equally impressed with the cameraman, who managed to keep him perfectly centered in the frame without tripping over himself while running. The backward version is just as entertaining.
Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS robot continues to amass new skills. We’ve seen how agile the bipedal automaton has become; now ATLAS has grippers, so it can pick up objects while walking and performing acrobatics. This demo video shows off some of the ‘bot’s newfound capabilities as it helps out on the job site – and does it with swagger.
Photographer Mathieu Stern recorded this captivating footage of choreographer and acrobat Yoann Bourgeois performing a routine where he climbs and repeatedly falls off of a staircase onto a trampoline. As he bounces back into the air, he gets back on the staircase to keep the cycle going.
We imagine it’s hard enough to walk on level ground while balancing another person on your head. Giang Quoc Nghiep and Giang Quoc Co pulled off the trick while climbing up 100 stairs. They did it in record time, ascending to the top of the staircase in just 53 seconds.
Watching gymnast Oleg Chernyshenko pulling off the seemingly endless series of flips is impressive, but it’s the cameraman who managed to keep him in the frame the entire time while running sideways down the hill who takes the win in our minds. The second Instagram video shows the cameraman running alongside him.
The acrobatic daredevils from DD Squad have in their possession a contraption called a Russian Swing. In this case, they used the swing to launch themselves through the air and across a road. Along the way, they jump over a moving car, a bus, and a fire truck.
Jumping through a hoop is no big deal – as long you’re small enough and the hoop is large enough. But Jacob Grégoire and his fellow acrobats are a bit more limber than the average person and can glide smoothly through small hoops without bumping into them or tripping up along the way.
The guys from DD Squad are always doing crazy stunts, and this one is quite the spectacle. Watch as the daredevil squad and their friends Jesse Heffels, FaceTeam, and Greg Roe GTR perform flips, acrobatic tricks, and high dives from a trampoline they rigged under a massive stone arch bridge in Solkan, Slovenia.