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Gliding to the Alps

Gliding to the Alps

Pilot Stefan Langer takes us on a fly-along in his single-seat glider, as he gets tugged along a runway and uses winds to carry his plane into the mountains of Austria. Around the 12-minute mark, he reaches the edge of the alpine range, eventually passing over the ski resorts of the Kitzsteinhorn and Hintertuxer glaciers.

Drift Car Steering POV

Drift Car Steering POV

Ever wonder just how much a car’s steering system has to deal with while drifting at high speeds? Team Ponydrift Racing Gear shared this under-car POV footage of their 815 hp Rasmus Nissan Silvia S14 powersliding around a race track and steering at insane angles. Here’s another drift car with a similar setup.

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Black Forge Inn Drone Fly-Through

Black Forge Inn Drone Fly-Through

A precision FPV drone takes us on a tour of MMA fighter and whiskey maker Conor McGregor’s Black Forge Inn, weaving between bartenders and into the kitchen to get us up close and personal with the bar, located in Conor’s Dublin 12 neighborhood. (Thanks, Patrick!)

Aerial Ropeway Ride-Along

Aerial Ropeway Ride-Along

Tom Scott recently showed us the UK’s last remaining gravity-fed aerial ropeway. While he was at the facility, he strapped a GoPro to one of its buckets, which captured the perspective of the shale on its rainy 19-minute journey from the quarry to the Forterra brickworks. It’s basically the world’s slowest and muddiest ski lift.

Fixing a Computer

Fixing a Computer

While playing his sponsor’s game Genshin Impact on an antiquated Windows PC, Buttered Side Down’s computer flakes out thanks to the dreaded Banana Virus. He tries everything in his power to try and stop the malware from replicating, but things just keep getting worse no matter how many 3.5″ floppy he throws at the problem.

Norway by Kayak

Norway by Kayak

We’ve never been to Norway, but now that we’ve seen this video by Tomasz Furmanek, we really want to go there and float in a kayak. Take one minute out of your busy day to enjoy this relaxing tour of the fjords and western coastal areas of the country. The 60fps hypersmooth slow-motion GoPro footage really adds to the immersion.

2021 Mountain of Hell Winning Run

2021 Mountain of Hell Winning Run

In 2019, mountain bike rider Kilian Bron won the Mountain of Hell run, and shared POV footage of the insane enduro race. Bron took home the title yet again in 2021, and posted a fresh video of this year’s run. On his way down the grueling 15.5 mile downhill course, he achieved speeds as high as 62 mph.

Climbing the Chrysler Building

Climbing the Chrysler Building

NYC’s Chrysler Building is over 1000 feet tall, offering sweeping views of the city from its top floors. Now see what it’s like to stand outside of its spire, as steeplejack James Marksbury works on the Art Deco skyscraper. His job is every bit as dangerous as it looks. In 2011, Marksbury’s rope snapped, and he fell nearly 80 feet.

Underneath the Cockpit

Underneath the Cockpit

We’ve caught glimpses inside of airplane cockpits, mostly when boarding or deplaning. In this video from Bjornpilot, he takes us on a tour of the flight crew rest quarters, the avionics bay, and part of the cargo hold of an Airbus 350 jumbo jet. The sheer amount of computer equipment and wiring down there is incredible.

Wind Turbine Base Jump

Wind Turbine Base Jump

The guys from BIT – BASE Inspired Travels climbed to the top of this abandoned wind turbine so they could jump off of it. The unusual Ferris wheel design of the windmill is just as interesting to look at as the brief 50-meter dive into the fog. We’d love to see footage of the climb, though.

GoPro Down a Mystery Pipe

GoPro Down a Mystery Pipe

While walking through the woods, the ActionAdventureTwins came across a pipe in the middle of the ground with no idea of where it led to. So they attached a GoPro and a light down into it to see where it might end. The camera reached the end of their 125-foot tether and emerged into what may have been an abandoned mine.

Rexing P1 Body Camera

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Body cams are normally associated with police work, but they’re also useful for capturing POV footage of sports or capturing a video record of any activity. The Rexing P1 Body Camera captures 1080p HD video with a 170º wide-angle lens. 64GB of memory provides continuous recording, and its battery offers up to 10h run time.

Top-down Juggling POV

Top-down Juggling POV

Taylor Tries shows off a fun and different perspective on her juggling skills with this mesmerizing top-down view. She says that it makes it look like she’s juggling giant gumballs, and we agree. Check out more of the same point-of-view here and here.

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Llangollen Canal POV

Llangollen Canal POV

The Llangollen Canal is a UK waterway that links Denbighshire, Wales with Hurleston, Cheshire. Machine Thinking takes us on a journey through this 18th-century marvel that incorporates more than 20 locks as well as a pair of impressive aqueducts. It’s no longer used to transport goods and now offers leisurely boat tours.

Ironworker High-Rise POV

Ironworker High-Rise POV

We’re not brave enough to spend even a minute walking along the beams of an unfinished high-rise building, but there are thousands of construction workers who do it every day. Goatmanthefourth shared this first-person footage of what it’s like for ironworkers during the construction of the Deloitte Tower in Vancouver, BC.

Hot Wheels Roller Coaster

Hot Wheels Roller Coaster

Readers have commented that we called things roller coasters that are actually trains since they’re self-powered. Well, here’s a case where we’re using the term properly. This impressive Hot Wheels track by 5MadMovieMakers keeps cars moving with gravity, a handful of motorized booster stations, and… a leaf blower.

Brush Marker Ride-along

Brush Marker Ride-along

Videographer Frederic van Strydonck created a smartphone rig that allowed him to attach a camera to a brush marker pen, providing a unique perspective as ink flows smoothly onto the paper beneath its tip. Laughing Squid has a picture of the camera rig that made the shot possible.

Mall of America Drone Flight

Mall of America Drone Flight

Twin cities’ drone pilot Jay Christensen previously wowed us with an awesome flight through a bowling alley. Now he’s taken his aerial acrobatics inside of the Mall of America, zooming past storefronts and through its indoor amusement park to chase a group of rollerbladers celebrating the return of the Mighty Ducks to the ice.

World’s Longest Water Slide POV

World’s Longest Water Slide POV

Most of the water slides we’ve ridden on are done in under 30 seconds, but it takes more than 4 minutes to complete a ride on this 3654-foot-long slide. Two passengers share an inner tube down the record-breaking water slide at Malaysia’s Sim Leisure Escape.

Rio de Janeiro Parkour Run

Rio de Janeiro Parkour Run

Take a thrilling run along the rooftops, streets, sidewalks, and beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This vibrant and energetic first-person action footage was shot by the crew at AMPISOUND in collaboration with Picasso Parkour. This is officially the first parkour video we’ve seen with an underwater sequence.

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Riding Inside a Model Train

Riding Inside a Model Train

Jason Shron is so obsessed with railroads that he built a full-size train car inside his house. He’s also got a sweet HO-scale model train that he rigged a camera inside of to give us a passenger’s perspective. We honestly thought the view out of the window was from a real train.

Drone Flies Over an Active Volcano

Drone Flies Over an Active Volcano

On March 19, 2021, Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano started erupting for the first time in over 6,000 years. Drone pilot Björn Steinbekk captured this incredible aerial footage of the searing hot lava as it flows from top of the geological marvel. We’re impressed that the drone survived the intense heat. More footage here.

Drone Goes Bowling

Drone Goes Bowling

With the proper pilot at the controls, photography drones can capture visuals that once seemed impossible, like this sequence shot by Jay Christensen. The scene starts outside of Minneapolis’ Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater, zooms down the lanes, through the pinsetters, around the bar, then into the movie theater.

The Longest Indoor MTB Trail

The Longest Indoor MTB Trail

A big part of mountain biking is getting out and enjoying nature. But when the weather turns inclement, an indoor trail doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Especially if it’s as awesome as Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Cleveland, Ohio, which is home to a 1.6km (~1 mile) long trail, loaded with a variety of tricky terrain to test your skills.

LEGO Roller Coaster POV

LEGO Roller Coaster POV

Expert LEGO builder Akiyuki takes us on a ride on a 224-foot-long train track that he designed and built. Along the way, you’ll enjoy twists, turns, loops, cliffs, bridges, and a few obstacles. The self-propelled camera car’s speed is more railroad than roller coaster, but it’s still a fun ride, especially watching it climb the stairs.

Mars Perseverance Rover Landing

Mars Perseverance Rover Landing

After successfully landing its Perseverance Rover on Mars, NASA has released video of the descent and touchdown of the vehicle on the planet’s surface. Cameras were mounted on the rover, the descent stage, and the protective aeroshell, capturing views of the planet below, upward towards the spacecraft and the rover’s parachute.

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