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Awesome Tricks

Kardistry Championship 2014

Kardistry Championship 2014

A teaser for the 2013-2014 World Kardistry Championship. The contest sees cardists from all over the world compete through video submissions. Check out the entries of the grand finalists here. The song is Iron by Woodkid.

Speed Riding Ski Lift Cable Grind

Speed Riding Ski Lift Cable Grind

Speed rider Valentin Delluc pulls off a trick that seems straight out of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater game: grinding on ski lift cables at high speed, making sure to float off to avoid the posts at the last second. More here.

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Darcy Oake’s Dove Illusions

Darcy Oake’s Dove Illusions

Illusionist Darcy Oake joined this year’s Britain’s Got Talent to showcase his award-winning skills. Watch him make doves appear out of thin air. And then some. We wonder what’s in his right jacket pocket. Skip to 1:22.

Ring Juggling Illusion

Ring Juggling Illusion

Juggler Lindzee Poi uses four rings to create optical illusions. Matching his movements with the song Comptine d’un Autre Été from the Amelie soundtrack, Lindzee made it seem like the rings were suspended in midair.

Stockholm in Card Tricks

Stockholm in Card Tricks

Swedish magician Charlie Caper promotes his country’s capital through card tricks. Stockholm – the fastest growing source of clean water for all kinds of Internet-connected couples. Also 5,6,7,8 and 9 are not coincidences.

Circulus

Circulus

Britain-based circus group Circulus aims to push the boundary of their craft by creating bespoke acrobatic performances in “found and forgotten spaces”, such as this abandoned factory.

Base-Pong-Ball

Base-Pong-Ball

The guys from the quirky Tumba Ping Pong Show mess with our heads yet again, with another brain-twisting clip that you’ll need to play over and over again to figure out. Hint: It’s done with mirrors. We think.

The Card Ninja

The Card Ninja

Entertainer and professional cardist Javier Jarquin shows off his card throwing skills. Watch him pull off trick shots, insert a subway ticket from long-range and more. You can see more of his tricks on his YouTube channel.

Knife Guyz

Knife Guyz

Freddie Wong and the guys from RocketJump are usually seen playing with guns and rocket launchers, but in this clip, they demonstrate their knife skills – with the help of a heaping helping of CGI, of course.

Throwing Knife Practice

Throwing Knife Practice

Whipcracking entertainer Adam Winrich and his partner Dakota “practice” their throwing knife routine with actual weapons and their own bodies. Then they add flaming weapons to the mix. Capt. Disillusion won’t debunk this one.

Fire Hands

Fire Hands

A dangerous trick achieved with soapy water and butane fuel is made just that more awesome to watch by capturing it in slow-motion. Go behind the scenes with BeyondSlowMotion here. Needless to say, do not try this at home.

The Ping Pong Knife Trick

The Ping Pong Knife Trick

Either this video shows us the greatest knife throwing trick ever, or some of the greatest video editing fakery ever. Any way you slice it, it’s the most awesome 37 seconds of video you’ll watch today.

Magic Beard

Magic Beard

Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin has created a video of stop-motion beard tricks, which he built on his iPhone with the Stop Motion Studio app. The whimsical music makes it even more amusing.

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10 Bets: Part 6

10 Bets: Part 6

Quirkology gives us another two handfuls of tabletop challenges you’ll always come out victorious with. Of course, after the first 50 tricks or so, your friends have run out of money and have disowned you.

Andrew Henderson Soccer Tricks

Andrew Henderson Soccer Tricks

YouTube channel STRskillSchool followed Andrew Henderson around London as he showed off his football freestyle tricks in his hometown. The 21-year old is the reigning World Freestyle Football Champion.

Jumpy Does More Tricks

Jumpy Does More Tricks

We’ve seen this Border Collie’s amazing aerobatic skills before, but Jumpy does much more than his name indicates. He comprehends English better than some people we know. That “go pee on mommy” trick is priceless.

10 Bets: Part 5

10 Bets: Part 5

The Quirkology channel once again provides us with a batch of parlor tricks you can pull on your friends and clean the spare change out of their pockets with. The one with the funnel is just plain mean.

Slow Mo Yo-Yo

Slow Mo Yo-Yo

YouTube channel Distort slows down the hands of pro yo-yo player Brian Roberts aka Doctor Popular. They also share yo-yo trivia, at least one of which is wrong: “yo-yo” is not the Filipino term for “come back.” 

The Amazing Border Collie Zoe

The Amazing Border Collie Zoe

(NSFW: Lyrics) Patrycja Kowalcyzk shows off some of her dog Zoe’s awesome tricks and stunts. Patrycja said she’ll also upload tips on teaching dog tricks on her YouTube channel.

10 Bets: Part 4

10 Bets: Part 4

If you have any friends left over after the last three rounds, Richard Wiseman of Quirkology offers up another set of challenges you can use to extract money from your pals when they’re drunk.

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Luna Park BMX Ride

Luna Park BMX Ride

Cinematic and moody, that’s just how we like our bike trick vids: here’s 2 minutes of a team of flatland BMX riders tricking through the empty, significantly historical Luna Park in Melbourne.

10 Bets: Part 3

10 Bets: Part 3

Professor Richard Wiseman aka Quirkology is back with another batch of parlor tricks you can use to win some change. Unless your friends have also seen this video, in which case you’re on your own.

10 Bets: Part 2

10 Bets: Part 2

Quirkology is back with another batch of sure-fire bets. Some of them are so obvious on second thought that they’re also sure to get you beat up once you take all your friends’ money.

Yo-Yo Tablecloth Trick

Yo-Yo Tablecloth Trick

We’ve got enough trouble trying to do the old tablecloth trick without hurting ourselves, but the fact that Tomonari “Black” Ishiguro can pull it off with a Yo-Yo scores him extreme bonus points.

Forklift Coin Trick

Forklift Coin Trick

He had us at that perfect coin flip. You don’t need to understand Portuguese to know how skilled this guy is with his oversized forklift. If you like seeing precision from big machines, check this out too.

Amazing Pool Trick Shots

Amazing Pool Trick Shots

At just 20, Steve Markle is the youngest ranked trick shot player in the world, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have skills. Watch as he makes pool balls obey his every whim. (Thanks Mike!)

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