Another year has passed, and GoPro action cameras yet again helped to capture some of the year’s most epic, beautiful, entertaining, and dramatic sights. There’s no way a sub-3-minute video can sum it all up, but it’s still worth a watch – even if it is just a commercial.
Daredevil Antony Britton set the Guinness World Record for longest distance full body burn w/o oxygen, running 670 feet before the Stannage International Stunt Team put him out. He also ran the fastest 100m fire sprint, which is something most of us would do if set ablaze.
Wingsuit flyers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet aka “The Soul Flyers” pulled of an insane stunt in the mountains of Switzerland. They B.A.S.E. jumped from a 13,000 ft peak, took aim at an airplane cruising at a lower altitude, then landed inside while it was in mid-air.
Freestyle MTB rider Matt Jones shows off some epic tricks out in the forest in Red Bull’s beautifully shot short film which uses rotoscoped multiple exposures to peer into Matt’s mind as he works out and improves each maneuver. That loop de loop was totally sick.
When we feel the urge to take a break on a road trip, we pull over at a rest stop. Urban explorer and daredevil Flaviu Cernescu stretches his legs a little differently, as he takes a stroll along a skinny bridge railing where a gust of wind or a slippery shoe sole could spell instant demise.
Pilot and adventure seeker Linkerius shared this footage of what he sees when flying in a huge formation of more than 20 single-engine military planes during an air show. It amazes us that that so many planes can fly so closely to each other and with such coordination.
You’d think that a 3-wheeler powered by water wouldn’t go very fast, but as we recently learned, liquid can generate some crazy force when under pressure. Riding atop a 6,000 PSI water tank, François Gissy was able to go from 0 to 62 mph in 0.55s with a 162mph top speed.
Devin “Supertramp” Graham assembled a group of daredevils, who donned parachutes, then slid down a soap-covered Slip ‘N Slide off of a 500 foot cliff for this epic stunt. The Subaru product placement is a bit in your face, but Devin’s gotta pay the bills too. BTS vid here.
Gymkhana driver Ken Block teamed up with Pennzoil Synthetics to head to the scorching desert of Swing Arm City, Utah, pushing his 600 hp Ford Fiesta ST RX43 to the limit in 102° heat, and leaving a massive trail of dirt in his wake. His hill drifts and airtime are amazing.
After you wolf down your requisite dose of fried dough and sugar today, sit back and enjoy some donuts of the automotive variety, courtesy of pro driver RJ Anderson, as he spins circles on his BFGoodrich® Tires. As Anderson proves, the best donuts are the ones you make yourself.
A while back, we watched CaseyNeistat hang from a drone that lifted him off the ground, but this feat is even more impressive, as Aerones used their 28-propellor drone to lift skydiver Ingus Augstkalns from a tower to a height of ~1082 ft before he lept off. (Thanks Einarr!)
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.
During the 2017 Monster Jam World Finals XVIII, driver Lee O’Donnell was zipping around the dirt in his beastly ride, The Mad Scientist, when he pulled off a stunt never before performed in a monster truck – a front flip. Naturally, he went on to win the freestyle competition.
Attaching a couple of canisters of pressurized nitrous oxide to a desk chair probably isn’t the best idea, but that didn’t stop these guys from Street Outlaws from doing it anyhow. We sure hope the dude in the chair didn’t eat lunch before he did this idiotic, yet hilarious stunt.
Do you hate waiting in traffic? The Hum Rider solves this problem by widening its wheels to ride between the lanes, then rising up about nine feet in the air to drive right over traffic jams. We want one, but sadly it’s just a promotional stunt for Verizon’s Hum car gadgets.