THE BEST Stunts

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.

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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.

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?

Insane R/C Copter Skills 3

Insane R/C Copter Skills 3

R/C chopper pilot Alan Szabo Jr. proves that Tareq Alsaadi isn’t the only one who knows how to do crazy tricks with his helicopter. Watch Alan make his ALIGN Trex 800E DFC zip around like a flying Tasmanian devil. That lawnmower bit at the end, whoa.

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Inverted Flight Fun

Inverted Flight Fun

Record-setting stunt pilot Spencer Suderman takes us along for a crazy series of twists, turns, and barrel rolls, over Southern California. We can’t decide if the GoPro’s gimbal setup made us more or less dizzy than a stationary camera.

Red Bull Straight Rhythm After Dark

Red Bull Straight Rhythm After Dark

Bicyclists Tyler Bereman and Darryn Durham take a ride on the undulating Red Bull Straight Rhythm course in the darkness of night. We’re gonna guess that the illuminated smoke trails and starfield were enhanced in post-production, but they still look cool.

Downhill Double Backflip

Downhill Double Backflip

If rider Antoine Bizet’s downhill run at the 2016 Red Bull Rampage wasn’t impressive enough, about 2/3rds of the way down, he pulled off an incredible double backflip. See what Antoine saw, without fear of breaking any bones in this amazing GoPro POV footage.

Riding a Mega Swing

Riding a Mega Swing

Hanging in the basket of a hot air balloon can be quite a thrill. Hanging 400 feet beneath the basket of a hot air balloon, 6000 feet off the ground like these guys from the Red Bull Skydive team is just insane. Awe-inspiring, but still insane.

Maverick X3 Battle Broyale

Maverick X3 Battle Broyale

Drivers Justin Oquendo, Ryan Kibbe, and Ken Block take on Chris Forsberg, Dustin Jones, and Ballistic BJ Baldwin, kicking up dirt for days in the widebody Can-AM Maverick X3 ATV, with its crazy 24″ of suspension travel, 15″ of ground clearance, and speedy 154hp turbo 4 engine.

The Urban Shaolin

The Urban Shaolin

Stuntman Tien Hoang shows off some of his impressive shaolin kung fu moves in this weapons reel shot by director Colin Emerson on the streets of London, England. All we know is if we saw this guy coming at us, we’d run the other way, fast.

Fastest Woman on a Bicycle

Fastest Woman on a Bicycle

Denise Mueller broke the women’s paced bicycle land speed record, reaching 147.7 mph. She rode a custom KHS bicycle, as she drafted inches behind driver Shea Holbrook in a Range Rover Sport SVR which shielded her from the punishing winds of Utah’s salt flats.

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Rocket Bike Jump

Rocket Bike Jump

In 1974, daredevil Evel Knievel infamously failed to jump the Snake River Canyon on a rocket bike. Now, stuntman Eddie Braun has pulled off the stunt, launching 2000ft into the sky off a 10-story ramp, at over 400mph. We’re hoping for some GoPro footage, but so far nothing.

Bathing in Hot Sauce

Bathing in Hot Sauce

File Cemre Candar’s latest video under “dumb things to never try,” as he loaded up his bathtub with over 1200 bottles of chili sauce, then took a dip in it. This makes his chocolate and beer baths look like the work of a Rhodes Scholar.

Unicycle on a Chimney

Unicycle on a Chimney

If you thought the guys who climbed to the top of giant smokestacks had balls of steel just getting up there, daredevil Flaviu Cernescu decided to juggle some oranges and ride his unicycle at the top of an 840 foot-tall tower. Oh yeah, the bricks were loose too.

Colin Furze’s Motorized 360º Swing

Colin Furze’s Motorized 360º Swing

Because it wouldn’t be a Colin Furze invention if it’s not motorized, the mad engineer strapped a paraglider’s powerful engine to his already crazy 360º swing. It wasn’t strong enough to throw him off, but we’re pretty sure it made him throw up.

Assassin’s Creed: The Leap of Faith

Assassin’s Creed: The Leap of Faith

This behind-the-scenes featurette for the Assassin’s Creed movie shows how they recreated the game’s trademark leap of faith mechanic. Stuntman Damien Walters actually did a 125ft freefall, but not into a stack of hay.

The Webbie Show 3

The Webbie Show 3

Freestyle BMX phenom Mark Webb pulls off one insane trick after another in this badass film by Jordan Bareham. Bikes are quite lightweight these days, but Webb’s violent flips must still take a lot of strength and balls. The track is Glitch Mob’s Seven Nation Army remix.

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