For as much as we enjoy the Hydraulic Press Channel, we always thought they could use a better slow-mo camera. This time, they got their hands on a Phantom V2512 high speed camera thanks to Neverthink.tv, and captured the explosive result of crushing a ball bearing.
This video from the Hydraulic Press Channel isn’t there to prove the strength of the press or the objects it faces. It’s more like those old David Letterman bits where he tossed stuff off of a 5-story tower, and purely there to make as big of a mess as possible.
(PG-13: Language) While it’s fun to watch the deadly hydraulic press smush soft items, it’s far more satisfying to see it take on things that you’d think would be indestructible – like this metal vice. But it makes quick work of this and a few other random items in their latest video.
Lauri and Anni from the Hydraulic Press Channel took a break from their typical destruction to create something with their tools. By crushing rolls of toilet paper within an inch of their life, they were able to eventually come up with a semi-workable skateboard deck.
“Welcome to the Hydraulic Press Channel. Today we have stupid things for our press.” Well at least they’re self-aware. The destroyers of all things toss a bunch of random stuff under their mighty crusher, the most spectacular of which ends up being a simple deck of cards.