Awesome Pov

IndyCar VisorCam

IndyCar VisorCam

Some incredibly immersive POV footage shot from the visor of IndyCar racer Graham Rahal as he runs a handful of test laps around Phoenix International Raceway’s mile-long circuit, pulling some insane G-forces along the way.

Drone Meets Paragliders

Drone Meets Paragliders

If the incredible mountaintop footage of Tirol, Austria that Team Blacksheep captured with their TBS Vendetta FPV flying racer wasn’t enough, stick around long enough, and you’ll see the remote-controlled flyer zig and zag around a duo of paragliders.

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Mountain Bike Portals

Mountain Bike Portals

We’ve always wanted a real-life version of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, so we could quickly dart from location to location. Red Bull envisions what downhill mountain biking might be like if extreme sports junkies had a portal gun in their bag of tricks.

Crazy LEGO Railways

Crazy LEGO Railways

YouTuber BANANENBUURMAN loves to build over-the-top dioramas and environments using a LEGO model train as his main form of transportation. He’s built a set that runs through an aquarium tunnel, a ridiculously long track, and even figured out how to do a loop de loop.

Hübschhorn Drone Flyover

Hübschhorn Drone Flyover

YouTuber Gab707 makes us step back and appreciate how far drones and cameras have come with this jaw-dropping sweep of the Hübschhorn mountain in Valais, Switzerland. The video was taken “only” on a GoPro Hero4 Session.  FPV feed here.

GoPro: Best of 2016

GoPro: Best of 2016

2016 wasn’t exactly a stellar year for GoPro. But the company still makes damn good cameras, and their brand is still synonymous with the action camera market. Here’s a sampling of the shots made possible by GoPro from this year alone.

Nigel Sylvester: GO! Tokyo

Nigel Sylvester: GO! Tokyo

Pro BMX rider Nigel Sylvester eats at Robot Restaurant, tries sumo wrestling and much more in the latest episode of his hyperactive POV series. Featuring cameos by soccer player Giovani Dos Santos, BAPE founder Nigo, and the slick new Casio G-SHOCK GA700 watch.

Go-karts Have Brakes

Go-karts Have Brakes

This unintentional public service announcement is brought to you by a first time rider and her shocked boyfriend. Thankfully, Redditor ciriviri says the rookie wasn’t hurt at all. Also, action cameras have come a long way.

Insane Bike Balancing

Insane Bike Balancing

Rider Fabio Wibmer rode his bike along a railing not much wider than its tires. But that’s not the impressive part – it’s that he did it along the guard rail overlooking Austria’s Kölnbreinsperre – a dam that rises about to a height of about 200 meters (~656 feet).

Stabilized Mountain Bike POV

Stabilized Mountain Bike POV

We’re so used to seeing bumpy footage of downhill mountainbiking, that this super-smooth stabilized footage seems completely foreign to us. It’s as if rider Steve Storey is blasting through the forests of Endor on his speeder bike.

Downhill Double Backflip

Downhill Double Backflip

If rider Antoine Bizet’s downhill run at the 2016 Red Bull Rampage wasn’t impressive enough, about 2/3rds of the way down, he pulled off an incredible double backflip. See what Antoine saw, without fear of breaking any bones in this amazing GoPro POV footage.

Hot Wheels Stunts

Hot Wheels Stunts

YouTuber 5MadMovieMakers once again made good use of their Hot Wheels-mounted GoPro Hero Session. This time they built ramps and paths to pull off a variety of car flips and jumps. The resulting POV footage is like Trackmania in real life.

Taping a Smartphone to a Rocket

Taping a Smartphone to a Rocket

Grant “The King of Random” Thompson shills for Lenovo’s MotoMods smartphone add-ons by strapping a Moto Z Force phone to the side of a 10-foot rocket with duct tape and a custom-molded mounting bracket, then firing it more than 16,000 feet into the air.

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Dead Stick Landing

Dead Stick Landing

In 2014, pilot Mark Penell encountered a problem that would have caused lesser men to panic. His single-seat Rans S-10 airplane lost its propeller mid-flight. But Mark kept his cool, and brought the plane in for a safe landing without its primary means of propulsion.

Helicopter Blade POV

Helicopter Blade POV

(LOUD) We’ll say this once. If you get motion sickness, DO NOT hit play. But for the rest of us, this dizzying video shot from the perspective of the rotating blade of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter is pretty neat. We’d love to see the same thing in slow-motion.

Drifting with The Stig

Drifting with The Stig

(PG-13: Language) We’ve been dying to get behind the wheel of the new Ford Focus RS, what with its 350 hp, AWD, torque vectoring, and other rally-style bells and whistles. But Ford did us one better, and put us in one with Ben Collins (aka “The Stig”) at the controls.

Starting a 737

Starting a 737

A highly abridged walkthrough of the many cryptic buttons and knobs pilots must use to start up a Boeing 737 jet. You’d think that with today’s tech, they could just punch in a destination, but these complex machines require significant manual input to fly.

Riding The Monster

Riding The Monster

CoasterForce shares an impressively crisp and immersive 4K video of The Monster, a new roller coaster located at Adventureland Iowa, complete with a crazy 101° vertical drop, crazy banks, and five inversions. The nighttime off-ride footage is worth watching too.

Driving K.I.T.T.

Driving K.I.T.T.

Regular Car Reviews takes us on a ride inside the cockpit of a replica of the Knight Industries Two Thousand, the car driven in the ’80s classic Knight Rider. Pretty much everything about the modded 1982 Pontiac Trans Am is impractical, but we still love it. Full review here.

Hot Wheels Road Trip

Hot Wheels Road Trip

YouTuber 5MadMovieMakers used over 200ft of Hot Wheels tracks, a GoPro Hero4 Session and sharp editing to make it seem like his toy car was teleporting across a wide array of locations – including underwater! – in this fun video.

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On the Roofs: New World Centre

On the Roofs: New World Centre

Our favorite trespassing tower climbers somehow got sponsored by beer maker Tuborg to illegally climb Hong Kong’s New World Centre. The 869ft building is currently undergoing renovation, but on the roofs managed to make it on top undetected.

Squirrel Steals a GoPro

Squirrel Steals a GoPro

We’re not sure what it is with animals and action cameras, what with seagulls, octopi, and lions taking a liking to the gadgets. Recently, Viva Frei set the diminutive GoPro Session camera on the ground in a park, and a squirrel decided to take it for a trip into the trees.

Drone Race at Night

Drone Race at Night

GoPro shares this dazzling onboard footage from drone racer Tony Thompson at the Phoenix Cup. The nighttime race’s best part is undoubtedly its neon-lit and multi-altitude race track. We’re getting closer and closer to Wipeout IRL.

F1 Racer Eye Tracking

F1 Racer Eye Tracking

The Sahara Force India Formula One team had their driver Nico Hülkenberg wear a Tobii head-mounted camera with eye-tracking sensors while practicing. The resulting video points out where Nico spends most of his time looking as well as his incredible focus and reflexes.

2016 Pikes Peak Winner POV

2016 Pikes Peak Winner POV

After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans just one week earlier, driver Romain Dumas headed to Pikes Peak Colorado and flew through the course in just 8:51.445 in his Norma M20 RD Limited Spec racer. The footage is shaky as hell, but still completely amazing.

Subaru WRX STI: Flat Out 2016

Subaru WRX STI: Flat Out 2016

Watch Mark Higgins’ record-smashing run around the 37-mile Isle of Man TT road course in his track spec 2016 Subaru WRX STI. He zipped around the deadly course in just 17m 35s at an average speed of 128.73mph, besting his own 2014 record by nearly 2m and 12 mph.

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