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Nigel Sylvester: GO! NYC

Nigel Sylvester: GO! NYC

BMX rider Nigel Sylvester takes us on a breakneck ride through New York City, offering an enveloping first-person perspective of the Big Apple. The audio mix is just as impressive as the visuals. And yes, that was Jackie Cruz from Orange Is the New Black. (Thanks, Flex!)

Hardcore (Trailer)

Hardcore (Trailer)

(PG-13 Language, Gore) We’re not expecting nuanced performances or depth of plot, but the non-stop video game style action and violence in the entirely first-person shot Hardcore looks like it grabs you by the balls and doesn’t let go (Thanks Zootor!)

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Maybe Don’t Be a Hero

Maybe Don’t Be a Hero

YouTuber XeteraCX pokes fun at GoPro’s slogan and the staple action POV song Sail by showing two people who got punished hard for being reckless. Fortunately both men lived through their painful lessons.

Un Stable

Un Stable

Team Xhover pilot Kevin Dougherty aka StingersSwarm shows off his ace flying skills by zigging and zagging his quadcopter through a livery stable. We’d love to see quadcopter racers recreate the Battle of Yavin.

Raw Run: Zak Maytum

Raw Run: Zak Maytum

Downhill longboarder Zak Maytum takes to a steep stretch of highway in Colorado. We’re not sure if we’re more impressed with his facemelting near-70mph speeds, or the fact that he managed to stay on the board for the entire run.

Saber Sparring POV

Saber Sparring POV

Blood & Iron principal instructor Lee Smith has an exciting saber duel against The Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship’s principal instructor Richard Marsden. YouTuber Skallagrim’s slow mo replays are much appreciated.

Checked Luggage POV

Checked Luggage POV

While travelers curse the airport’s overpriced coffee and slow Internet, their luggage goes on a thrilling roller coaster ride. Here’s an inside look at the baggage handling system of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

Laso Schaller Cliff Jump POV

Laso Schaller Cliff Jump POV

Canyoning expert Laso Schaller set a world record for a cliff jump when he leapt off a ~194ft. high cliff in Switzerland. His target landing area was aerated for safety, but he actually missed that spot. Thankfully he came out okay.

Chatroulette Zombie Game

Chatroulette Zombie Game

(PG-13 Language) Realm Pictures set up a live-action zombie FPS and then let anonymous people on Chatroulette and other chat programs control their actions. It’s the evolution of text-based games. Behind the scenes here.

Pressure Washing GoPro Style

Pressure Washing GoPro Style

We’ve seen that it’s possible to make mundane activities look exciting with the help of a GoPro and clever editing. But just how low can we go? YouTuber Matt Dyson shows us in this quintessential bro video.

Structure Fire POV

Structure Fire POV

Harrowing and immersive video captured by San Bernardino County firefighters as they fought their way through a blaze which damaged two homes in Victorville, California. Their efforts paid off in limiting the spread to more homes.

American Pharoah 360º POV

American Pharoah 360º POV

You’ll need to use Chrome, the YouTube mobile app, or Kolor to view this 360º video from GoPro’s spherical rig, but it’s worth the effort. After all, how often do you get to ride on the back of a Triple Crown winning race horse?

World’s Longest Water Slide POV

World’s Longest Water Slide POV

Action Park employee Maria Bitko tries the water park’s nearly 2,000 foot-long slide. It will take you over a minute to reach the bottom, enough time to hypothesize where that gross brown stain came from.

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Flying Fun Police

Flying Fun Police

While flying his quadcopter, Stephen Coyle spied a group of kids escaping through their school’s rooftops. The runts spotted his UAV and tried to hide from it. But when they ran into Stephen they asked him to post the video on YouTube.

Drone Rescues Drone

Drone Rescues Drone

A couple of months ago, YouTuber Harrisen Howes’ friend got his drone stuck on his neighbor’s roof. Since “access to the roof wasn’t possible”, he had to use his new drone and a pair of coat hangers to rescue his old friend.

Megavalanche 2015 POV

Megavalanche 2015 POV

We’ve seen Megavalanche from the front of the pack. Here’s what’s it like at the thick of it courtesy of UR Team rider Jamie Nicoll at this year’s contest. Why are you guys doing this?! Why don’t you just walk and enjoy the scenery?

Jedi’s Eye View

Jedi’s Eye View

Star Wars fan and VFX artist Bill Parker put on a GoPro to show us what a Jedi Knight might see in battle, using his lightsaber and Force powers to take on the Empire. Bonus points for using the Wilhelm Scream.

Bikes on a Bobsled Track

Bikes on a Bobsled Track

Watch these mountain bikers hit speeds up to 39mph down an abandoned bobsled track built for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Sure, it would be faster coated with ice, but they probably wouldn’t make it to the first bend.

Turtle’s Eye View

Turtle’s Eye View

The WWF of Australia strapped a GoPro onto the back of a green turtle as it was tagged and released back into the wild. Follow along with the big guy on a first-turtle view of the Great Barrier Reef without getting your hair wet.

Williams FW13B Goodwood POV

Williams FW13B Goodwood POV

Williams test driver Alex Lynn shows us what it’s like to drive the FW13B, giving it a leisurely go at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Renault 3.5L V10-powered racer was used by the Williams F1 team in 1990.

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Golf Trick Shots POV

Golf Trick Shots POV

Donning a GoPro, golf pro Karsten Maas shows off a variety of trick shots done with his collection of silly custom golf clubs, which range from a hammer club to a crazy 14-foot-long driver. He certainly knows how to keep his eye on the ball.

FPV Drone Racing

FPV Drone Racing

Awesome footage from an indoor competition between 30 drones as they race through the air for supremacy in an old warehouse in Melbourne, Australia. Looks like a great way to spend an afternoon. BTS footage here.

We Are Vikings

We Are Vikings

Filmmaker Alex Yde captured this awesome POV perspective of his performance in a viking-themed stunt show – an action-packed first-person sequence that’s more exciting than most video games. The track is Iron by Woodkid.

4K 360º Nissan GT-R at Le Mans

4K 360º Nissan GT-R at Le Mans

Look around from the roof of a Nissan GT-R as it races around the Le Mans track, first on its own then against a GT-R Nismo in this 360º video. You can watch it on Chrome, but it’s way more fun on the official YouTube (iOS/Android) app.

F-18 Low-level Flight

F-18 Low-level Flight

Awe-inspiring footage captured from the F-18 fighter jet cockpits of The Pukin Dogs of U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-143 as they skim along close to the ground, mountain tops and water, pulling dizzying rolls along the way.

Black Hole Water Slide

Black Hole Water Slide

(Flashing lights) The Black Hole is a 255ft. water slide with lots of LEDs inside. The lights’ trippy patterns over the slide’s black tube make for an awesome trip. The Black Hole is at the Bad 1 indoor leisure pool in Bremen, Germany.

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