Awesome Stunts

Dolos Parkour

Dolos Parkour

Dolos are specially-shaped concrete blocks that are used to protect harbors and breakwaters. Parkour athlete Brodie Pawson only sees them as an obstacle to be crossed. We watched in awe as he chased his pal Michael Khedoori across a field of the 80-ton blocks along the Australian coastline without slipping.

Shooting an Apple Off Your Own Head

Shooting an Apple Off Your Own Head

Shooting an apple off of someone else’s head with an arrow is a classic archery trick. But this crazy sequence is the first time we’ve ever seen someone shoot an apple off her own head. The clip comes from a 2015 episode of America’s Got Talent, and the woman behind the crossbow is Silvia Silvia.

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Jackass Forever (Trailer)

Jackass Forever (Trailer)

Because watching grown men act like idiots never gets old, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, and Jeff Tremaine have assembled the Jackass gang for another movie packed with self-destructive stunts. Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, and Wee Man are joined by a fresh batch of victims this time out. Drops 10.22.2021.

Red Bull Racing vs. the Best of British

Red Bull Racing vs. the Best of British

To celebrate the 2021 British Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen took on a series of British icons. The fun-filled video pits the Honda RB7 agaisnt a double-decker bus, a classic black cab, and even a Supermarine Spitfire airplane. Even with a healthy headstart, the other vehicles had their work cut out for them.

Fire Breathing Staircase Trick

Fire Breathing Staircase Trick

Fire breathing is usually a solo endeavor, but not for these guys who turned it into a team activity. Derrick Vermin and his pals pulled off this amazing trick known as the Ascending Dragon, passing fire from one daredevil to another and climbing from the ground floor to the roof of a building.

Wingsuit Slingshot

Wingsuit Slingshot

Most wingsuit jumps we’ve seen started from an airplane or helicopter. Wingsuit pro Luigi Cani shows off with an unconventional launch, flying off the top of the tallest skyscraper in Brazil using the stored energy of a slingshot, flinging him from 0-to-34 mph in one second.

Unicycle High Jump

Unicycle High Jump

It’s tricky enough to balance on a unicycle, let alone jump one in the air and land back on its wheel without falling on your face. But Mike Taylor is a unicycle high jumper, and can launch his one-wheeler from the ground onto a stack of 10 shipping pallets, measuring roughly 61″ high.

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.

Assassin’s Creed Leap of Faith IRL

Assassin’s Creed Leap of Faith IRL

The leap of faith from Assassin’s Creed doesn’t look like something you’d want to attempt in the real world. But DD Squad loves to push the boundaries of human ability, so they replicated the swan dive, jumping off of a platform 55 feet up into a pile of hay. Along the way, they turned in some pretty epic practice dives.

World’s Longest Front Flip on Dirt

World’s Longest Front Flip on Dirt

Mountain biker Bienvenido Aguado recently set a world record for the longest dirt-to-dirt front flip on a downhill bike. Watch as he hits the first dirt pile and hangs in the air for what seems like an eternity before hitting the other side and sticking the landing perfectly. The total distance was 30 meters – about 98.4 feet.

Danny MacAskill + Kriss Kyle: This and That

Danny MacAskill + Kriss Kyle: This and That

Bicycle masters Danny MacAskill and Kriss Kyle show off their incredible control, balance, and fearlessness in this short film for helmet maker Endura. Between the epic BMX wall rides and balancing the trials bike on a chain, we can’t decide what trick was the most impressive.

The Weeknd: Save Your Tears

The Weeknd: Save Your Tears

During the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, The Weeknd performed in a live music video that must have taken weeks to plan. The sequence features the singer amid a fleet of vintage cars, as stunt drivers performed precisely choreographed maneuvers – both with the singer inside and outside the vehicles.

Jumping Over a Peninsula

Jumping Over a Peninsula

Check out this insane video of kitesurfer Reno Romeu as he takes to the air along the coast of Arubinha, Brazil, and manages to fly up, over, and stick the landing on the other side of the peninsula. We’re just glad he didn’t land on the vacationers on the beach below his board.

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Jumping Over a Road on an Russian Swing

Jumping Over a Road on an Russian Swing

The acrobatic daredevils from DD Squad have in their possession a contraption called a Russian Swing. In this case, they used the swing to launch themselves through the air and across a road. Along the way, they jump over a moving car, a bus, and a fire truck.

Danny Beer: Fired Up!

Danny Beer: Fired Up!

Athlete and inline skating master Danny Beer shows off a pair of Them Skates 909 pro skates, and puts them through their paces. He makes it look easy as he glides along rails, and ramps, jumps over stairs, and rolls over other obstacles. The track is Playboy by Lloyd Banks.

Kriss Kyle: Kaleidoscope

Kriss Kyle: Kaleidoscope

Freestyle BMX athlete Kriss Kyle demonstrates his skills on a trippy indoor course formed from sharply contrasting ramps, moving platforms, and optical illusions galore. Be sure to check out the behind the scenes video to see how they put it all together.

16-Stair Boneless

16-Stair Boneless

If you think jumping down a flight of 16 stairs on a skateboard sounds like madness, you’d be right. But that didn’t stop this guy who goes by the name “Slim” from attempting the feat over and over again. We’re amazed he didn’t break any bones pulling this stunt for Thrasher Magazine.

The Evolution of Movie Car Chases

The Evolution of Movie Car Chases

Car chases have been a staple of moviemaking since the days of silent film. Insider looks at how chase scenes have evolved over the years through the advancements in stunt coordination, safety equipment, cameras, rigging, and visual effects technologies.

Speedriding Through an Alpine Resort

Speedriding Through an Alpine Resort

Pro speedrider Valentin Delluc takes us on a wild flight over and through an empty Alpine ski resort. Watch as he paraglides in from the sky, grinds some ski lift cables, and catches insane air off of ski jumps and buildings at Avoriaz 1800.

Superman on a Bicycle

Superman on a Bicycle

Riding a bicycle usually involves sitting down. Sure there’s the occasional standing pedal for extra power, but lying face down is definitely not a normal position. That’s not the case for rider Michael Guerra who shows how this daredevil position can dramatically reduce wind resistance, speeding him past other cyclists.

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Trampoline Sled

Trampoline Sled

The talented and daring athletes of DD Squad headed to the mountains for a little fun in the snow. Along the way, they performed a crazy stunt – performing acrobatics on a trampoline mounted onto a set of skis, then towed the whole rig – first with a snowmobile, then with a car.

Taking a Risk

Taking a Risk

From para-skiing to cliff-diving to rooftop parkour runs, there are lots of ways for athletes to get their thrills. Storyful compiled this 15-minute video featuring a dozen daredevil activities from the awe-inspiring to the downright foolhardy. Unless you count dizziness, the jumbo hula hoop at the end is clearly the tamest.

Burj Khalifa Night BASE Jump

Burj Khalifa Night BASE Jump

To celebrate the launch of the Sony PS5, XDubai athletes Matt Munting and Nicholas Scalabrino performed a spectacular nighttime jump off of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world’s tallest building. Their jump started an insane 1,921 feet off the ground, and took them between the Address Sky View’s towers.

Guinness World Records: The Best of 2020

Guinness World Records: The Best of 2020

Guinness World Records looks back at some of the many bests that were achieved in a year that was otherwise one of the worst. From the longest legs on the planet to the world’s first retractable lightsaber to the longest dog conga line, there’s plenty to celebrate and enjoy in this awe-inspiring video compilation.

CUC Stunt Team Demo

CUC Stunt Team Demo

Where do you go when you want to be a stunt person? Stunt school, silly. Campus Univers Cascades offers training to future daredevils in France. To bring attention to their school, they produced this epic promo video that shows off some of its students’ skills, along with impressive choreography and drone photography.

Construction Equipment Pac-Man

Construction Equipment Pac-Man

These days, you can play Pac-Man on your phone. But it’s way more fun to play the classic arcade game using heavy-duty construction equipment. Fortunately, the guys at CAT are here to scratch that itch, as they not only dug out a maze but used a group of remote-controlled track loaders to play a live-action game.

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