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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Built for air-to-air combat, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is an incredibly agile and fast military aircraft. Members of the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team show off just a little bit of what these planes are capable of in the hands of skilled pilots. They also posted a 360º video which is a bit more immersive.
While shooting selfie footage on the roofs of Hamburg, Germany, freerunner Jason Paul drops his phone. Being the athlete that he is, he does everything in his power to hunt down his lost phone. This playful parkour clip from Red Bull is filled with action, humor, and great camerawork.
Being able to change a car tire is an essential skill that everyone should learn. Stunt driver Terry Grant has figured out how to change a car tire while the car is still in motion. Back in 2010, he set a Guinness World Record for the fastest wheel change on a spinning car, a feat he managed to achieve in 3 minutes, 10 seconds.
Fast and Furious franchise is known for its over-the-top stunts and need to always outdo previous feats. But just how realistic are the driving and action sequences? Insider enlisted the help of physicist and author Diandra Leslie-Pelecky to analyze 11 scenes from the series and provide her opinion on their likelihood.
Balancing your bicycle on one wheel is tricky enough, but removing the front tire in the middle of popping a wheelie is some next-level stuff. Freestyle rider Jake 100 proves he’s totally up to the challenge in this crazy stunt video. Check out more one-wheeled wheelie goodness here.