THE BEST Stunts

BJ Baldwin: Recoil 4

BJ Baldwin: Recoil 4

Off-road race driver BJ Baldwin roars across the streets and jungles of Cuba in his 850 hp Toyota/Toyo Trucks trophy truck on an epic mission that sees him burning rubber, putting his suspension system to the test, and catching insane amounts of air along the way.

Monster Jam Front Flip

Monster Jam Front Flip

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.

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Nitro Chair

Nitro Chair

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.

Traffic-skipping SUV

Traffic-skipping SUV

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.

Surfing Nazaré’s Mega Swells

Surfing Nazaré’s Mega Swells

Red Bull presents a mindblowing compilation of footage of daring surfers riding (and wiping out) on some of the incredible waves at Nazaré, Portugal, which can reach heights of 100 feet or more during peak swells.

Subaru Bobsled Run

Subaru Bobsled Run

Subaru recently asked rally driver Mark Higgins to perform an insane stunt – driving a WRX STI down (and up) the Olympic bobsled run in St. Moritz. Along the way, the car took a few bumps and scrapes, but the driving was top-notch given the extremely tight course.

Insane Kayak Ride

Insane Kayak Ride

Watch as daredevil kayakers Rush Sturges and Ben Marr ride through a drainage canal that’s just inches wider than their tandem boat, as they take a thrilling and dangerous ride that could have easily snapped their paddles – or their bones – if anything went wrong.

Jetpack Skiing 2.0

Jetpack Skiing 2.0

Ski-cross world champion Filip Flisar amps up his speed across the powder with a little help from a jet-powered backpack. With the pack on, he can hit speeds north of 75 mph, though the temperatures on his back can reach over 1500°F.

Log Machine Bull Ride

Log Machine Bull Ride

If you think getting on one of those bull riding machines at a country bar is a recipe for disaster, get a load of this video from The Dudesons – who saddled up and went for a ride on a tree harvester machine in place of the bull.

World’s Fastest Mountain Biker

World’s Fastest Mountain Biker

Austrian downhill cyclist Markus Stöckl recently zipped down a steep slope in the Atacama region of Chile to set a new world’s record for speed on a mountain bike – 167 km/h, or about 103.79 mph. It took Max about 11 seconds to reach his top speed on the way down.

Rollerblading Mountain Bike Ramps

Rollerblading Mountain Bike Ramps

It takes a minute to get to the action in this clip of rollerblader Grigoriy Usenko tearing up some MTB slopestyle ramps in the woods outside of Krasnodar, Russia. But you’ll want to watch those first 60 seconds too, packed with cool motion time-lapse footage of the nearby city.

Snowmobile Double Backflip

Snowmobile Double Backflip

(PG-13: Language) Daniel Bodin pulled off one of the most insane freestyle tricks we’ve ever seen on a snowmobile. Somehow he managed to flip his machine upside-down not once, but twice. Watch the dizzying POV footage first, then see how it looked to the outside world.

MotoGP Ski Run

MotoGP Ski Run

Equipped with deadly looking spikes on his tires (and balls of steel), MotoGP champ Marc Márquez managed to race his bike uphill on a snow and ice-covered ski slope on the Hahnenkamm mountain in Kitzbühel, Austria.

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Snowboard Backflip on Car

Snowboard Backflip on Car

Swedish daredevils Rackartygarna pulled off what’s quite possibly the world’s first snowboard backflip on a moving car. The vehicle was going at a snail’s pace, but the driver still could have had snowboard sprinkled with glass for dinner.

Tanner Foust: Quantum Drift

Tanner Foust: Quantum Drift

You might have to travel back in time to 1992 to find a parody of Quantum Leap relevant, but that takes nothing away from Tanner Foust’s mad drifting skills, the insane exhaust notes, and lung-filling dose of tire smoke and dust you’re in store for in the next six minutes.

The Human Drone

The Human Drone

When you think about it, a drone is basically a tiny helicopter with multiple blades, so why not build a huge drone capable of puling or lifting a human? Recently, Casey Neistat and his friends put together just that, then headed to Finland’s Santa Claus Village for a little snowboarding.

Ski Loop-de-loop

Ski Loop-de-loop

For the action sports documentary Supervention II, Freeskier Jesper Tjäder pulled off an epic trick in which he built up enough speed to grind a 360º rail that looped him upside down. It took him a few tries, but like most great feats, practice made perfect.

Best of Web 9

Best of Web 9

The inspiring opening speech from Casey Neistat provides the perfect intro to editor Zapatou’s latest compilation, offering up 10 minutes of great video, from amazing stunts, to incredible visuals, to people just being generally awesome.

Last Call for Mr. Paul

Last Call for Mr. Paul

We’re pretty sure we’d be caught by airport security if we tried to pull any of the shenanigans that Red Bull freerunner Jason Paul used in this video. Regardless, we’re just glad that somebody finally replaced O.J. Simpson as the new king of running to catch a flight.

Cascadia: Filming the Final Jump

Cascadia: Filming the Final Jump

Danny MacAskill shares behind the scenes footage of the insane final stunt from his short film Cascadia, in which he jumped his bike off of a building and into the sea. It’s a fascinating look at the mental games daredevils must play before they risk life and limb for entertainment.

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583-Foot Basketball Shot

583-Foot Basketball Shot

To celebrate the first ever World Trick Shot Day (who knew?), Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes headed to the top of the 58-story Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, and took aim at the basket far below. We have no idea how he worked the wind into his calculations.

The Evolution of Movie Stunts

The Evolution of Movie Stunts

With the help of a massive treadmill, some set pieces and a bunch of projectors, stuntman Damien Walters and his pals recreated a bunch of classic movie stunts in a room that reminds us of one of Star Trek TNG’s holodecks.

The Flying Passenger

The Flying Passenger

To show off the precision and predictability of their powertrains, Volvo Trucks turned one of their big rigs into a tow boat for a paraglider. Watch flyer Guillaume Galvani and driver Louise Marriott work in perfect harmony to pull off this dangerous stunt without a hitch.

Insane Bike Balancing

Insane Bike Balancing

Rider Fabio Wibmer rode his bike along a railing not much wider than its tires. But that’s not the impressive part – it’s that he did it along the guard rail overlooking Austria’s Kölnbreinsperre – a dam that rises about to a height of about 200 meters (~656 feet).

Range Rover Downhill Challenge

Range Rover Downhill Challenge

“That’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” Stunt driver Ben Collins (formerly The Stig) successfully drove a Range Rover Sport down Mürren, Switzerland’s Inferno ski course, with a 7100+ft. descent, slopes up to 75%, over ice and loose terrain, at speeds up to 96 mph.

Surfboard BASE Jump

Surfboard BASE Jump

From the confetti water trail at the start through the series of crazy jumps, this stunt by The Flying Frenchies is pure perfection. Who else would have thought to strap a surfboard atop a zip line, then jump off, 2000 feet above the ground?

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