4 Ton Wrecking Ball in Slow Motion – The Slow Mo Guys

4 Ton Wrecking Ball in Slow Motion – The Slow Mo Guys


Gavin: Hello I’m Gav, welcome to the Slow Mo Guys. You’ve joined me in the middle of a Dallas wrecking yard. Gavin: For a long time we’ve been a big fan of these three blokes. Gavin: So we’re very excited to be here to promote season 2 of the Grand Tour. Dan’s late, there he is! *Honks Horn* Gavin: What is that? Dan: Check it out. What do you think of this? It’s my RV! Gavin: You bought an RV? Dan: Yeah! Gavin: Why? Dan: Well, you know I was thinking we’re shooting at these remote locations Dan: I want somewhere to chill out, like a home base, relax Gavin: Makes sense a bit of a road trip American dream and all that Dan: Absolutely Gavin: Makes sense to me Dan: So you’re saying a grand tour Gavin: Right yeah Grand Tour, It’d be a crime not to do something involving cars. Dan: Okay. Gavin: What looks good with slow motion in cars? Dan: Well, annihilating the hell out of them. Gavin: Smashing them about. Dan & Gavin: Yeah Gavin: Any thoughts? Dan: I was thinking how about a 4 ton wrecking ball and a huge crane usually used to smash up massive buildings Gavin: Yeah, so it should make a sizable ding in a car. Dan: I mean. I think it’s slightly over compensating, but anyway. We’ve got some old bangers Dan: We’re gonna annihilate and how about we test it on a wall first? Gavin: You’ve gotta make sure we’ve got a good wrecking ball. Dan: Yeah, benchmark. Gavin & Dan: Yeah Gavin: Miley Cyrus, that’s big! Dan: Yeah I wasn’t messing around Dan: This is 9,000 pounds of more than four metric tons of pure heft Gavin: Big old fat crane swinging it in Dan: Yupp Gavin: So we’re gonna hit the wall from behind. This is actually a real brick wall Gavin: Solid. It’s got some supports on the back. Obviously they’ll do nothing against this though. Dan: This is coming useful as a blast shield. Gavin: I’m gonna hug this as close as possible Dan: Yeah a second use Gavin: Whilst triggering too Phantoms here Oh man Hoo hoo Dan: Acted like it was nothing. It just tore through it like a piece of paper Gavin: It’s like Legos Gavin: Yeah, all right, so I think we’re ready to put the cars in Dan: Yeah, that was a good test. We’re ready. Dan: Our victim, a real American car isn’t it? Gavin: Victim number one, a honking color! Dan: Oh it’s like minging. What color is this? Gavin: It’s like a beigey, tan vomi-boke Dan: It definitely involves vomit somewhere. Gavin: It does Dan: 100% Gavin: So we’re gonna absolutely rail it. Just right there hit I think if we hit it low It’s more likely to shift. So we’ll give it maximum beans and get the hell out the way Dan: There he goes! Dan: Oh yeah! Dan: Oh, it’s been turned loose, he’s coming, he’s coming Oh Gavin: That’s a hit Gavin: Just swept it right out of frame. Dan: It’s like that, it’s like you just got a broom and went like this. Gavin & Dan: *Laugh* Dan: With a car. Dan: Look it’s buckled that tire. Look at that. Gavin: Wait what Dan: Do you see what’s happened is it’s hit the rear of the car and this this tire has dug into the ground Gavin: Oh it pulled the tire off the wheel Dan: Yeah it ripped the tire off the wheel and it’s caused the back of the car to Go out and look this this tire obviously didn’t have as much weight over it, so it’s span it around the back. Gavin: Ohh Gavin: Oh man see now here’s your problem How are you gonna get in the car now because the handles broke. Dan: How you gonna pick up chicks? Dan: I mean you could drive it sure. Gavin: Oh dear Dan: How you gonna pick up girls if they can’t get in? Gavin: That is hefty. Do you wanna see if the other door opens and if you can get in the drivers seat? Gavin & Dan: *Laugh* Dan: Oh Gavin: *Laughs* Dan: It’s like slightly lowers than it was before cause the wheels bent. Dan: *Grunts* Gavin: Any idea how fast you can go? Gavin: Looks like you’ve pranged it. Dan: What happened here, well funny story Gavin: All right, let’s give a let’s have a cheeky look at that footage shall we? Dan: I’m up for it Gavin: Oh, you know what though, wrecking ball is absolutely fine Dan: Ahh, *laughs* Dan: Ohh wow, you see the window go it’s all. Gavin: It sort of tablecloth whips the window away Gavin & Dan: *Laughs* Dan: Now the cars just like moving from one place to the other Gavin: What’s interesting is that even though the area of impact is You know the size of the front of the wrecking ball It drags in so much extra material, so the dent is like twice the size of it. It’s dragging the door and it just bashed the whole car out of frame Dan: See you later Gavin: Look at that, so you see there where the Where the roof now is becoming kinked and being like dragged down its crease? It’s flinging off all the paint, look. Dan: Oh, wow, that’s so cool Gavin: The paints chipping off in those lines. Dan: So There’s an element of difference to this car Gavin: Ohhh I see what you did with that one. Dan: In the fact that there’s no door pillar. Gavin: Oh interesting Dan: Yeah Gavin: The last one we hit down here this one if we raised the ball maybe a foot Get more sort of crumple-edge in the top and less Moving of the whole car. Dan: Ahhh, so we’re gonna completely change the angle of which we hit the car So maybe just smash through the top of there. Gavin: Yeah Dan: All right cool. Gavin: It’s really we don’t ever really know what’s gonna happen. We’re learning all the time. Dan: So like experiment Gavin: It’s an experiment Gavin: Huuah Gavin: Do you think he ever drops the ball on his job? Dan: *Laughs* Gavin: But such a delay for this. Dan: It really is. Dan: Oh Dan: Here he comes Dan: OHHHH YES. OH MY GOD Dan: I thought that might happen because we’re hitting it from the top. I thought if the roofs strong enough it will flip the car. (cool slo-mo noises) Gavin: Just straight in the window. Dan: That’s cool you see the way the back part blasts Gavin: Yeah Dan: That’s wicked Dan: Look how its, its like almost pushing it into the floor now. Gavin: *Laughs* Dan: Dragging it along. Gavin: Ah, it’s like way worse than being t-boned. Dan: *Laughs* Gavin: Look at that. That glass is now just Aerial glitter. Dan: I like how the glass is pretty much stationary But the car is actually being shoved aside faster than the glass is moving forward. Gavin: Yeah Gavin: Ah, look at that bend in the tires in the back there. Dan: Oh wow Gavin: That’s some pressure. Dan: So impressive how strong the roof is, the fact it held on Gavin: *Laughs* Dan: And was and dragged it Gavin: You wouldn’t want to have been in that one. Dan: No Dan: It the, the mirror didn’t even get touched. Dan: It missed them, it must have missed the mirror by about an inch. Gavin: Ah there some coins. Dan: What where? Gavin: Some pennies Dan: I need some change actually. Gavin: Ah you see, there’s your problem. Dan: What? Gavin: It’s upside down. Dan: *Exaggerated Laugh* Dan: It’s on its side now though Gavin: It is. Hard to move. Dan: How are we gonna move it? Should we? Dan: Wrecking ball? Gavin: Wrecking ball. Dan: Wrecking Ball. Gavin: It’s like someone’s just punting it. Dan: Yeah. Dan: With a really big shoe Dan: There it goes! Dan: OOOOOH Dan: Oh it did, did a 180 Gavin: *Laughs* Dan: Ah! Dan: It flipped, the iPhones just gonna go on it’s roof Gavin: So it looks like, one more hit and it’ll be back on its wheels. Dan: *Laughs* Goodness sake! Gavin: Shockingly sturdy the underside of a car isn’t it. Dan: Yeah, I mean, it’s just I think that’s where all the strength is so the fact that it It just brushed off with the wrecking ball and all the force went into flipping the car Gavin: Ohh *laughs* Dan: Also, I think it’s less sturdy on its side than it is with the wheels on the floor Dan: So it’s more Gavin: More like it’s no longer bottom heavy. Dan: Yeah Gavin: So that’s uh, there’s some good swinging. Dan: Yeah Gavin: How do you feel about dropping? Dan: I like dropping. Gavin: Let’s do some dropping. Gavin: So we’ve hit the bottom of one and we’ve hit the side. Dan: Yeah. Gavin: Well now we’ll just let gravity do the work right on the front Dan: So the idea is just pull it all the way up push the emergency release and drop it Dan: Basically just dropping the equivalent of a small elephant onto the bonnet. Gavin: Yeah like a female African elephant. Dan: Yeah, very specific Gavin: Alright, let’s do it. Dan: Oh Gavin: That. Well, it just landed in the car. Dan: It parked in the car. It’s just parked in it Gavin: You know what? That hit the ground so hard it shook the camera. Look at this look at this camera shake. Like a giant Dan: Whoa Dan: Like a giant’s footsteps where like in the films when like the dust moves. Gavin: If there was a cup of water on the floor It would have been t-rexed. Dan: Like, like God- like Godzilla style. Gavin: Yeah. GoPro just sat there we could have killed that GoPros amazing it survived 9,000 pounds Oh Side window burst it was the other side yeah on the other side it was there one second and the next it just burst That went really deep in the car. I’m convinced the wrecking ball actually just hit the ground there, yeah Yeah, I feel like we should try and hit it again it hit it right here Sorry straight onto the bonnet, yeah Okay, where’s the steering wheel ah? It’s in the seat look at the steering wheel would be in your legs look Just popped out this just like, boop Oooooh That’s the destruction we wanted right goodness me Where is the engine? You know when carmakers say oh we couldn’t fit a bigger and bigger engine in yes You could I don’t think a window is it mean ever been more smashed You know I only say you take a brick to the window Yeah, but this is about the size and width of the window the middle of it there. We’re actually landed It’s turned all the glass back to sand yeah, it’s now powder Couldn’t have been more centered on the engine what you gotta remember is there’s an engine there, there’s like there’s a solid chunk of melt in the way not mucking about Yeah, see that you see a wrecking ball is rolling away. Oh That was a lovely amount of destruction so satisfying we wrecked some cars Oh it turns into paper doesn’t it just like nothing was there. Let’s see where it gets its name. Yeah. Yeah, I love this wrecking ball Can we keep it how about we take it with us? I mean can you fly with a 9,000 pound ball of metal? Imagine the excess baggage fees for that they just let you pay for the whole flight Probably just buy the plane Hopefully you enjoyed that video Feel free to subscribe to the slow mo guys and make sure you check out new episodes of the Grand Tour every Friday with Amazon Prime We’ll see you next time Yeah it was fun What time’s your flight? I’m not flying. Oh you oh you got the RV Mine’s pretty early I’m gonna go back to the hotel see when I meet where you going about hotel now I’m gonna have a shower probably chill out for a bit your shower in the RV here. Oh dear. Okay, all right well Let me know you get back to those hours. I’ll see you in a bit sounds good Thousand frames Oh what happened? bloody hell