Awesome Stunts

Colin Furze’s 360º Swing

Colin Furze’s 360º Swing

“I get motion sickness, I don’t particularly like heights, and I don’t like going upside down.” Regardless of his feelings, madman inventor Colin Furze built himself an insane swing that lets him flip all the way up and over to a height of more than 31 feet.

On the Roofs: New World Centre

On the Roofs: New World Centre

Our favorite trespassing tower climbers somehow got sponsored by beer maker Tuborg to illegally climb Hong Kong’s New World Centre. The 869ft building is currently undergoing renovation, but on the roofs managed to make it on top undetected.

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The LEGO Treadmill

The LEGO Treadmill

(PG-13: Language) There are few greater pains than stepping on a LEGO block without shoes on. So to voluntarily run barefoot on top of a seemingly endless flow of the pointy plastic bricks seems completely masochistic. Then again, this video is from the guys who did this.

Skydiving without a Parachute

Skydiving without a Parachute

On 7/30/2016, daredevil Luke Aikins recently jumped from an airplane at 25,000 feet, and headed towards Earth without a chute. The trick to him not being splattered across the desert at the end of his 2-minute freefall? A giant net to break his fall.

Nitro World Games: Winning Runs

Nitro World Games: Winning Runs

An offshoot of Nitro Circus, Nitro World Games is all about pulling off the most amazing vert tricks on inline skates, skateboards, scooters, BMX and motorcycles. Highlights include a BMX 1080º front flip and an FMX double front flip. Full show here.

Human Slingshot BASE Jump

Human Slingshot BASE Jump

BASE jumpers are always looking for new places to jump from, but in the case of Chris Douggs McDougall and Jimmy Poucher, they took to the air via a giant catapult, which exerted more than 6Gs on their bodies as they were flung sky high at speeds up to 125 mph.

A Plane, a Bike, and a Tightrope

A Plane, a Bike, and a Tightrope

Here’s a completely bonkers stunt in which aerobatic pilot Melissa Andrzejewski not only flies just a couple of feet from the ground, but does it while tightrope walker Sketchy Andy Lewis and freestyle Moto X rider Jimmy Fitzpatrick hang just overhead.

Wingsuit over a Volcano

Wingsuit over a Volcano

The world’s hottest daredevil, Roberta Mancino, recently took a helicopter ride over Chile’s active Villarrica volcano, and proceeded to jump out wearing her wingsuit. Props to Sebastian Alvarez, who went along for the ride, along with photographer Carlos Pedro Briceño.

Man on Spire

Man on Spire

The New York Times Magazine enlisted photographer Jimmy Chin and safety expert Jamison Walsh to climb to the tippy top of the spire on Manhattan’s 1 World Trade Center, and shared this eye-popping 360º video of the journey. We only wish the video were longer.

Between the Legs Double Dunk

Between the Legs Double Dunk

The highlight of the first season of TNT’s slam dunk competition The Dunk King is this crazy creation from known rim-wrecker Haneef Munir aka Young Hollywood. The man got so much air he found time to jam in two balls at once.

Quidditch Skydiving

Quidditch Skydiving

This is probably the closest us muggles will get to playing Quidditch in real life. In this commercial for Colombian telecoms company ETB, a group of skydivers played Hogwart’s dangerous game en route to the ground, complete with brooms and a hoop.

Rope Swing Dunks

Rope Swing Dunks

The Dunking Devils added an extreme twist to their freestyle basketball routine. They hung a basketball hoop under a railway bridge that’s suspended 32ft over the water, then used rope swings to pull off their slams and jams.

Skateboard? What Skateboard?

Skateboard? What Skateboard?

Shaun Rodriguez shows off is ability to skateboard without wheels, pulling off lengthy downhill slides with nothing more than tennis shoes and socks between his feet and the ground below. We’re surprised his shoes still have soles. Video by Christopher Chann.

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World’s Longest Railslide

World’s Longest Railslide

Gold medal freeskier Tom Wallisch demolishes the World Record for sliding down a rail, staying upright for an impressive 424 feet, almost 200 feet longer than the previous record. Somebody needs to edit his feat into a loop so we can let it play continuously.

Inverted Spin World Record

Inverted Spin World Record

A dizzying stunt performed by pilot Spencer H. Suderman, who broke his own Guinness World Record of the most inverted flat spins in an aircraft. The daredevil spun his Sunbird S1X biplane around an astounding 98 times over the Arizona desert. We’re gonna go puke now.

Volvo Truck vs 750 Tonnes

Volvo Truck vs 750 Tonnes

Volvo Trucks demonstrates the insane amount of power one of its FH16 trucks can exert, as a single truck pulls 40 loaded containers weighing over 1.6 million lbs. We’re not sure it really helped, but they put World’s Strongest Man Magnus Samuelsson behind the wheel.

On the Roofs: Lotte World Tower

On the Roofs: Lotte World Tower

The trespassing duo On the Roofs infiltrated South Korea’s Lotte World Tower and climbed to the tip of the crane that was on top of the 1821 foot-tall skyscraper. Needless to say, the building’s administration didn’t appreciate the “urban ninjas'” Instagram boasts.

A Ferrari in the Snow

A Ferrari in the Snow

It’s a rare enough sight to lay eyes on a Ferrari F40, but to see one hooning about in the snow is something we never thought we’d witness. Driver Takeshi Kimura made some powder fly in an F40 at Japan’s Ryuoo Ski Park, with the help of some chains and tire studs.

Best Foot Chase Ever

Best Foot Chase Ever

A seemingly endless chase sequence from the 1925 Buster Keaton film Seven Chances, as he’s pursued by a massive horde of women, through city streets, a football stadium, the suburbs, and into the countryside. Indiana Jones has nothing on Keaton’s epic boulder scene.

Backflip Drum Solo

Backflip Drum Solo

Night Verses drummer Aric Improta shows off an impressive bit of showmanship in which he performs a backflip between two drum kits, and manages to keep the rhythm going with only the briefest of pauses in his solo.

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Matt Mingay: Stuntin’ Sydney

Matt Mingay: Stuntin’ Sydney

Aussie daredevil Matt Mingay takes us on a ride-along on his flaming Hot Wheels stunt bike, giving us an up-close perspective on his crazy tricks, and just a tiny taste of how much it hurts when he crashes. Stick around til the end for some awesome car drifting action.

Climbing the Marina 101

Climbing the Marina 101

The trespassing climber James Kingston shares his recent ascent of Dubai’s Marina 101, which at 1,394ft is the world’s tallest residential building. We can’t decide who’s more insane: James, or the crane worker who gave James the permission to die on his watch.

Freestyle Scooter Tricks

Freestyle Scooter Tricks

Kuma Films captured some awesome footage of Anpei Yo, an extremely agile and well-balanced moped rider as he worked his way around the handlebars and seat of his spinning bike. We’re not sure he even needs a front wheel.

On the Roofs: Shun Hing Square

On the Roofs: Shun Hing Square

The daredevils of On the Roofs are back to once again make us sweat and wonder about security in skyscrapers. This time they snuck into Shenzhen, China’s third tallest building, the 1260ft-tall Shun Hing Square.

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

The amazingly talented pilots and aerial athletes of the Red Bull Air Force headed to the dusty desert of Moab, Utah, where they strung together a series of amazing stunts as a gorgeous and powerful Audi RS 7 sped by below. Go behind the scenes here.

People Are Awesome: Fitness Edition

People Are Awesome: Fitness Edition

Here’s one for the folks who resolved to be more fit this year. People Are Awesome’s motivational compilation features feats of strength, endurance, and most of all reps. Another one. And another one. And another one. Hinges.

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