This Guy is Crazy: Giant Water Slide Jump

Ok, either this guy has some of the biggest balls on the planet, or something is just not right in his head… unless the video is faked somehow, which is definitely a possibility. But you have to admit, the stunt does look real!

[Via Today’s Big Thing]

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54 Responses to This Guy is Crazy: Giant Water Slide Jump

  1. There.

    Saw it on this very site, no less. Just seems to be the same set-up – ridiculous Jackass-style stunt, followed by the cheering of a relieved group of buddies.

    Plus the outfit appears to be a color-flip of this G.I. Joe costume (ie – swap the black helmet and patches for red and the red main part for black and you have what this man is wearing). I've only just quickly googled "gi joe wetsuit" though and it was on the first page of images, so I could be wrong.

    If it's not, it's a big co-incidence it came out at the same time as a video just like it that is promoting the film. Maybe they were just latching onto it's audience.

    • To be honest, I'd prefer it if it were real, and had I seen this one first, I'd have been convinced it was. But as it is, what with the other one, something doesn't seem to add up.

      It'll still be one of those summer action movies me and my friends see though, despite being a good few years too old for it, and clueless of the back story :-p hell, at least the effects will give us something to laugh at…

    • Here is Google's translation of the guys description of the video from http://www.megawoosh.com:

      "All doubts were unfounded. The 35.2-meter jump distance was the first Softslide practice test with real people under real conditions. I think the last doubters now the words are missing."

      He's one crazy dude!

  2. It's not another of those G.I. Joe virals, is it?

    Has a similar feel to that other one I saw recently. Plus there's a body suit being worn, and a mask. Maybe.

  3. It’s not another of those G.I. Joe virals, is it?

    Has a similar feel to that other one I saw recently. Plus there’s a body suit being worn, and a mask. Maybe.

  4. There.

    Saw it on this very site, no less. Just seems to be the same set-up – ridiculous Jackass-style stunt, followed by the cheering of a relieved group of buddies.

    Plus the outfit appears to be a color-flip of this G.I. Joe costume (ie – swap the black helmet and patches for red and the red main part for black and you have what this man is wearing). I've only just quickly googled "gi joe wetsuit" though and it was on the first page of images, so I could be wrong.

    If it's not, it's a big co-incidence it came out at the same time as a video just like it that is promoting the film. Maybe they were just latching onto it's audience.

    • To be honest, I’d prefer it if it were real, and had I seen this one first, I’d have been convinced it was. But as it is, what with the other one, something doesn’t seem to add up.

      It’ll still be one of those summer action movies me and my friends see though, despite being a good few years too old for it, and clueless of the back story :-p hell, at least the effects will give us something to laugh at…

    • Here is Google's translation of the guys description of the video from http://www.megawoosh.com:

      "All doubts were unfounded. The 35.2-meter jump distance was the first Softslide practice test with real people under real conditions. I think the last doubters now the words are missing."

      He's one crazy dude!

  5. The splash in the kiddie pool is all wrong. It looks like something dropped from directly above, not traveling at a high rate of speed at a 45-degree angle.

    Fake.

  6. The splash in the kiddie pool is all wrong. It looks like something dropped from directly above, not traveling at a high rate of speed at a 45-degree angle.

    Fake.

  7. Are you serious? How can anybody think this is real? Without even really analyzing it, there are several things that are impossible about this.

    First, there are only 4 buckets of water visible .. not nearly enough water (which is my real slides have continuous water supplies.

    Second, the height of the guy at the beginning could not possible supply enough velocity to make the jump. Motorcycles require more distance/height to get up to the 90+mph require to jump this distance.

    Finally, the splash at the end is way too small and not going in the correct direct for this size jump. With the velocity required to make this jump, an average size man would displace a whole lot more water.

    • The guy does come from pretty high up and going that fast wouldn't create a giant splash like a cannon ball…and please tell me where they edited this video? It is one shot and you see the man slide down himself. You tell me where they cut it. They happened to calculate it correctly. Plus they don't need much water when the slide is so steep and he's going fast enough to make it up the ramp. Seems real to me with all the calculations being correct…think about that.

  8. Are you serious? How can anybody think this is real? Without even really analyzing it, there are several things that are impossible about this.

    First, there are only 4 buckets of water visible .. not nearly enough water (which is my real slides have continuous water supplies.

    Second, the height of the guy at the beginning could not possible supply enough velocity to make the jump. Motorcycles require more distance/height to get up to the 90+mph require to jump this distance.

    Finally, the splash at the end is way too small and not going in the correct direct for this size jump. With the velocity required to make this jump, an average size man would displace a whole lot more water.

    • The guy does come from pretty high up and going that fast wouldn’t create a giant splash like a cannon ball…and please tell me where they edited this video? It is one shot and you see the man slide down himself. You tell me where they cut it. They happened to calculate it correctly. Plus they don’t need much water when the slide is so steep and he’s going fast enough to make it up the ramp. Seems real to me with all the calculations being correct…think about that.

  9. As @Joe indicates above, there are several basic 'problems' with it. Not enough water; he 'carried' too far after he left the ramp, and if it had been a man-weight target, he'd have ripped through the opposite side of the kiddie pool upon landing.

    Ask yourself, why is it that the camera is set up to see the beginning of the jump, and the end, but 'strategically' left out the low point in the ramp. It's a convenient place for a video edit/splice, just as it is after the landing.

    Remember, never believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see.. ;-)

  10. As @Joe indicates above, there are several basic ‘problems’ with it. Not enough water; he ‘carried’ too far after he left the ramp, and if it had been a man-weight target, he’d have ripped through the opposite side of the kiddie pool upon landing.

    Ask yourself, why is it that the camera is set up to see the beginning of the jump, and the end, but ‘strategically’ left out the low point in the ramp. It’s a convenient place for a video edit/splice, just as it is after the landing.

    Remember, never believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see.. ;-)

  11. One simple thing that makes it very easy to tell that's a fake.

    Even if the guy did hit a target that relatively small, no tiny, from the ramp, there is no way that moving that fast and landing in that shallow of water (it was what 2 feet deep?) would not seriously injure someone.

    Cool, but 100% fake.

  12. One simple thing that makes it very easy to tell that’s a fake.

    Even if the guy did hit a target that relatively small, no tiny, from the ramp, there is no way that moving that fast and landing in that shallow of water (it was what 2 feet deep?) would not seriously injure someone.

    Cool, but 100% fake.

  13. The fact anyone could think this is real says more about the poor quality of science and math in the US education system than anything else.

    I didn't even have to do any math to prove it is fake all i had to do was fold a piece of paper into a triangle to figure out the balistics were all wrong.

    Add to that the body didn't move arms or legs while in air, the splash was wrong, audio with no dopplar effect that sounded like it was recorded inside with a dynamic mic and not a condenser mic, the few buckets of water rather than a continuous hose, and the fact there was no padding anywhere near the water pool say a BIG BS to me.

  14. The fact anyone could think this is real says more about the poor quality of science and math in the US education system than anything else.

    I didn’t even have to do any math to prove it is fake all i had to do was fold a piece of paper into a triangle to figure out the balistics were all wrong.

    Add to that the body didn’t move arms or legs while in air, the splash was wrong, audio with no dopplar effect that sounded like it was recorded inside with a dynamic mic and not a condenser mic, the few buckets of water rather than a continuous hose, and the fact there was no padding anywhere near the water pool say a BIG BS to me.

  15. Fake of course. Only real part is the FIRST part of the slide, cutting off to the ramp onwards is fake. And if someone were to attempt such a stunt, more cameras would be used instead of one at such a bad angle.

  16. Fake of course. Only real part is the FIRST part of the slide, cutting off to the ramp onwards is fake. And if someone were to attempt such a stunt, more cameras would be used instead of one at such a bad angle.

  17. Totally cool, but fake as hell.

    Kudos to the production crew though.

    It's a pretty nice idea, and well made!

    Physics are wrong, but in fact much better than what you may see in various motion pictures.

    Got any other gems in store?

    I'll be waiting for it :)

    OLvK

  18. Totally cool, but fake as hell.
    Kudos to the production crew though.
    It’s a pretty nice idea, and well made!

    Physics are wrong, but in fact much better than what you may see in various motion pictures.

    Got any other gems in store?
    I’ll be waiting for it :)

    OLvK

  19. Yep… definitely fake. His maximum speed falling STRAIGHT DOWN with no friction for that distance (before the ramp) would be less than 2/3rds of terminal velocity (I'm estimating the ramp to be about 50-75 ft long to the bottom). Add to that the friction of the ramp and he would be traveling at less than 50mph at the low point even if the ramp were at a severe angle. Then figure in the uphill portion of the ramp….maybe 40mph leaving the ramp. Just not enough speed to make it a distance that appears to be more than the length of the entire ramp. Also, the body (I'll call it a mannequin) appears to travel in a trajectory that would be typical of something that was accelerating, not decelerating as would be the case.

  20. Yep… definitely fake. His maximum speed falling STRAIGHT DOWN with no friction for that distance (before the ramp) would be less than 2/3rds of terminal velocity (I’m estimating the ramp to be about 50-75 ft long to the bottom). Add to that the friction of the ramp and he would be traveling at less than 50mph at the low point even if the ramp were at a severe angle. Then figure in the uphill portion of the ramp….maybe 40mph leaving the ramp. Just not enough speed to make it a distance that appears to be more than the length of the entire ramp. Also, the body (I’ll call it a mannequin) appears to travel in a trajectory that would be typical of something that was accelerating, not decelerating as would be the case.

  21. Fake. Lets say the really are trying a crazy stunt, they would land in a lake, like the ski jumpers do, not a f'ing kiddie pool.

  22. Fake. Lets say the really are trying a crazy stunt, they would land in a lake, like the ski jumpers do, not a f’ing kiddie pool.

  23. Ok, there is a mannequin at the bottom of the jump, maybe they ran several tests before hand or maybe the mannequin is what we see the whole time.

  24. Ok, there is a mannequin at the bottom of the jump, maybe they ran several tests before hand or maybe the mannequin is what we see the whole time.

  25. I think the jury is still out on this. Some of ya'lls observations are wrong, or skewed based on the perspective of the viewing angle. The arms of the flying object, whether person or mannequin, clearly made a revolution during flight and then tucked into a partial cannonball just before landing. Being viewed from below, it's difficult to determine the angle and distance of descent, launch, and the height of the kiddie pool relative to the take-off point. While I believe this could be faked, I don't think the argument is as simple as some of you are making it out to be… Those Euros can be crazy.

  26. I think the jury is still out on this. Some of ya’lls observations are wrong, or skewed based on the perspective of the viewing angle. The arms of the flying object, whether person or mannequin, clearly made a revolution during flight and then tucked into a partial cannonball just before landing. Being viewed from below, it’s difficult to determine the angle and distance of descent, launch, and the height of the kiddie pool relative to the take-off point. While I believe this could be faked, I don’t think the argument is as simple as some of you are making it out to be… Those Euros can be crazy.

  27. Great fun and made my jaw drop but it is quite obviously fake. First he flys way too far abnd too fast and second and more telling; if he has that much speed he would burst out the far side of the pool.. You guys must have seen the home videos where the guy runs accross a garden, jumps in his pool and slides straight out the other side?.. Well the guy in the video must be going at least 10x as fast so how come he just stops dead?

    Plus it would be about a 1:50 chance of actually hitting the pool, even if you had done lost of tests, there are just too many variables to hit a target that small consistantly.

    Great vid regardless…..

    Apparently it's a viral advertising vid for microsoft office..?

  28. Great fun and made my jaw drop but it is quite obviously fake. First he flys way too far abnd too fast and second and more telling; if he has that much speed he would burst out the far side of the pool.. You guys must have seen the home videos where the guy runs accross a garden, jumps in his pool and slides straight out the other side?.. Well the guy in the video must be going at least 10x as fast so how come he just stops dead?

    Plus it would be about a 1:50 chance of actually hitting the pool, even if you had done lost of tests, there are just too many variables to hit a target that small consistantly.

    Great vid regardless…..

    Apparently it’s a viral advertising vid for microsoft office..?

  29. So how is it fake you ask?

    Notice that there is a section of the slide that is hidden by a slight hill. That is where the stuntman actually stops yet the camera moves as if it was a complete shot. The person that leaves the slide airborne is all green screen compositing. A second stuntman in the same suit and helmet is actually in the pool and uses something to make the splash then he just pops up.

    Really Simple and looks great! Nice Job!

  30. So how is it fake you ask?
    Notice that there is a section of the slide that is hidden by a slight hill. That is where the stuntman actually stops yet the camera moves as if it was a complete shot. The person that leaves the slide airborne is all green screen compositing. A second stuntman in the same suit and helmet is actually in the pool and uses something to make the splash then he just pops up.

    Really Simple and looks great! Nice Job!

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