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Slow Motion

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Wrecking Ball Super Slow-Mo

Wrecking Ball Super Slow-Mo

To help promote the new season of The Grand Tour, The Slow Mo Guys got their hands on massive 4-ton wrecking ball, and turned it on a brick wall, then a selection of vehicles while they captured the carnage with a duo of Phantom high-speed cameras.

Destroying a Super Star Destroyer

Destroying a Super Star Destroyer

David Windestal and his pals love to destroy stuff with their insane rocket sled. Recently, they went through the trouble of building a replica of the now-discontinued 3152 piece LEGO Super Star Destroyer, and launching it down the rail with spectacular results.

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Inside an Airbag

Inside an Airbag

It’s kind of amazing to think that a small explosive charge is sitting in front of your face when you drive, but airbags are a critical part of making cars safer than ever before. Giaco Whatever decided to take apart some airbags so we can seen how they work in slow motion.

Virtuoso: RISE

Virtuoso: RISE

A stunning display of cardistry talent, brought to life by thevirts to show off their FW17 playing card deck. While it’s clear they used slow motion and time-bending techniques, no CGI or strings were used in the making of the clip.

MYST

MYST

Thomas Blanchard creates eye-popping visuals by spilling acrylic inks into a large vat, then capturing their movements in slow motion. In MYST, he introduces geometric and letter forms for the colorful inks to flow over with stunning results. Check out more of his work on Vimeo.

Slow Mo Katana Sword

Slow Mo Katana Sword

“Every video that goes by, the resale value of this place goes down.” The Slow Mo Guys did their best Man at Arms impression and tried to slice through lines of plastic water bottles with a katana. It’s not as easy – or safe – as you might think it is.

Exploding Ball Bearings in Slow-mo

Exploding Ball Bearings in Slow-mo

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.

Rocket Knife vs. Water Balloon

Rocket Knife vs. Water Balloon

There’s absolutely zero doubt that a giant water balloon will succumb to David Windestal’s rocket-powered knife in an instant, but it’s the beautiful slow-motion footage of the watery carnage that’s the reason to tune in for this short video clip.

Making a Mega Blender

Making a Mega Blender

Maker and demolition man Giaco Whatever no longer has a lawn, so he decided to turn his mower’s motor and blade into a massive blender. Along the way, he chops up some ping pong balls and some cans of Coke with spectacular results. The carnage starts at 5:49.

See-through Gun Suppressors

See-through Gun Suppressors

Destin Sandlin of Smarter Every Day teamed up with the folks at Soteria Suppressors to create special gun silencers wrapped in transparent cast acrylic, then captured amazing slow-mo footage of them in action using a high-speed camera at a whopping 110,000 fps.

Wine Geyser

Wine Geyser

Tim Vandergrift shared this footage from California’s Duke’s Folly Wines, showing what happens when you pop open a sealed barrel of wine while it’s filled with gas from the fermentation process. It’s one of those rare cases where a vertical video makes sense.

Slow-Mo Paintball Collisions

Slow-Mo Paintball Collisions

It took quite a bit of trial and error for The Slow Mo Guys to get two paintballs to hit each other in mid-air, but the final result was more than worth it. After all, explosions of paint always look sweet in slow-motion.

Hydraulic Press vs. Battery Pack

Hydraulic Press vs. Battery Pack

The Hydraulic Press Channel first crushes a tablet playing their hilarious mobile game, then things get really explosive as they turn their attention to a large lithium ion battery pack, one of the last things you should ever put under extreme pressure.

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Chinese Spouting Bowl in Slow Motion

Chinese Spouting Bowl in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys bought a Chinese spouting bowl, aka a resonance bowl. By rubbing the bowl’s handles, you can make parts of the bowl vibrate. Place water inside it and the vibrations will cause droplets to jump out. It’s intriguing in real time, and fascinating in slow motion.

Super Slow-Mo Popcorn Pop

Super Slow-Mo Popcorn Pop

We’ve seen popcorn popped in slow-motion before, but that was “only” at 6,200 fps. Warped Perception captured the explosive force of heated popcorn kernels at 30,000 fps in front of the macro lens of their Phantom v2512 ultra high-speed camera.

Microwaving an Airbag

Microwaving an Airbag

The Slow Mo Guys dusted off an old internet classic, but for their version of the destructive experiment, they captured it in front of the lens of their fancy Phantom Flex camera, so we can enjoy the carnage at 2000 frames per second.

Rocket in a Fish Tank

Rocket in a Fish Tank

Warped Perception demonstrates exactly why it pays to use a really good slow motion camera, showing off what happens when you drop a model rocket engine into an aquarium, then ignite it. Rest assured, no fish were harmed. Explody bits start at 2:40.

Compressed Air Cannon Slow Mo

Compressed Air Cannon Slow Mo

The Slow Mo Guys used an absolutely bonkers air cannon to shoot Maltesers at a variety of objects. Watch them blow up fruits, forget the point of a lab coat and set the world record for most number of times the word “Maltesers” was said in a single video.

DIY 4000 PSI BB Gun

DIY 4000 PSI BB Gun

Builder and destroyer of things Giaco Whatever shows off his custom-made Airsoft weapon, which is designed to launch ammo at a ridiculous rate of fire. Here, he amps up the pressure, and launches a barrage of metal BBs at various objects, pretty much vaporizing them.

Giant Water Balloon Shower

Giant Water Balloon Shower

The Slow Mo Guys wrap up their “giant balloon June” feature with Dan being totally drenched by an overfilled water balloon as it’s popped above him lying beneath a trampoline. We’re just glad the video wasn’t titled “Man Crushed by Giant Water Balloon.”

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Submerged in a Water Balloon

Submerged in a Water Balloon

The Slow Mo Guys follow up an earlier video in which Dan managed to get everything but his head inside a giant water balloon. This time, he managed to get all the way inside of it before popping it in front of their high speed Phantom Flex 4K camera at 1000 fps.

Cutting Tools in Slow-mo

Cutting Tools in Slow-mo

Need something chill on your screen today? Drop by the Ingersoll Cutting Tools channel on YouTube, and tune in to some of their awesome and relaxing high-speed macro footage of more than 70 of their drill bits, cutting wheels, and other tools doing their jobs.

LEGO Porsche Crash Test

LEGO Porsche Crash Test

One of the cooler LEGO Technic kits out there is the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It’s simply stunning. But that didn’t stop the guys from c’t Magazine from taking theirs and smashing it into a wall, with the help of the German automotive safety group ADAC and their crash test facility.

Bowling in Slow-motion

Bowling in Slow-motion

When The Slow Mo Guys team up with Blue Man Group, you know they’re going to make a mess of epic proportions. That’s exactly what they did in this extended length video, as they used bowling balls to wreak as much havoc as possible in front of a high-speed camera.

Man vs. Mousetraps in Slo-Mo

Man vs. Mousetraps in Slo-Mo

The Slow-Mo Guys set up one of their more ridiculous stunts yet, packing a trampoline with 1000 fully-armed mousetraps, then Dan jumped into the middle of them. As painful as you’d think it might have been, The Backyard Scientist’s rig would have hurt much more.

Orbis Integra

Orbis Integra

Artist GMUNK created this mesmerizing and relaxing video by capturing slow-mo macro footage of fluids and objects subject to vibrations, a reflection of nature’s “willful, conscious impulse” for change. The footage starting around 4:15 is especially noteworthy.

Ink in Motion

Ink in Motion

Macro Room’s latest video sees them submerging a variety of objects into a tank of water and then injecting ink, creating otherworldly images for split-seconds. The montage at the end is one of the sickest things we’ve ever seen.

Air Pistol Pellets in Slow Motion

Air Pistol Pellets in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys filmed air pistol pellets being shot through deodorant sticks. The projectile is so fast, even viewing it at 120,000fps isn’t that satisfying. But at least we found out that you can both be invincible at airsoft and smell good with just one thick vest.

Model Rocket Engine Slow-Mo

Model Rocket Engine Slow-Mo

After building a car engine we could see inside of, Warped Perception split some model rocket engines down the middle and sealed them under plexiglas so we can watch them ignite. We think an acrylic tube would burn more accurately, but it’s still awesome to watch.

Crimping Some Balls

Crimping Some Balls

After discovering the hydraulic crimping machines at Lillbacka Powerco, the guys from Beyond the Press decided to subject a whole bunch of balls to the deadly force of one of these impressive machines. The rubber band ball was particularly satisfying.

Drone with a Blade

Drone with a Blade

Master of destruction Giaco Whatever teamed up with master of drone Mr. Steele, and attached a razor-sharp blade to one of his quadcopters. Steele then flew the deadly beast straight at some fruits and veggies. It slices, it dices. It even makes julienne fries!

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