- “Gav and Dan take on the world in Slow Motion! We shoot all of our videos in HD using high-speed cinema cameras and we highly recommend you watch them that way if you can!”
- — roosterteeth.com
The Slow Mo Guys (often abbreviated as SMG) is an ongoing long running Rooster Teeth Live action Streamy Award-winning science and technology entertainment YouTube channel Web series featuring extreme slow motion montage videos created, presented and run by a duo of British YouTubers and pranksters, Gavin Free and his friend Dan Gruchy, starring themselves and produced by Rooster Teeth Productions where they film many different things in Slow Motion. It has been described as the biggest channel for slow motion videos on YouTube.
The series consists of a wide variety of things filmed in extreme slow motion using a range of Vision Research Phantom high-speed cameras, capable of shooting over 343,000 frames per second. The series premiered on 3 November 2010. As of July 2018, the main YouTube channel has over 11 million subscribers, 224 videos and over one and a half billion video views*. The second channel has over 690,000 subscribers and over 25 million views*.
A second channel The Slow Mo Guys 2, was created on February 23, 2015 with its first video airing March 27, 2016. This side channel is for any material that does not constitute as a Slow Mo Guys episode, and features more laid back "out of labcoats" content that doesn't fit on the main channel and instead revolving around the shenanigans of Gavin and Daniel such as their vlogs, pranks, in addition to behind the scenes prepping, bloopers/outtakes, RTX panels and more stuff that they have racked up over the years but have never shown, as well as more technical videos such as "how to work the Phantom camera."
Free and Gruchy launched their YouTube Original, The Super Slow Show, in late January 2018. This was essentially The Slow Mo Guys, but on a grander scale, featuring new equipment; larger stunts, such as crashing through walls; and special guests, including Dylan Sprouse and Mayim Bialik. There was some confusion among viewers as to whether this was a YouTube Red exclusive, or an ad-supported show, in the same vein as Rhett and Link's Good Mythical Morning, but Free took to the comments to confirm the latter.
Overview and History
The channel was initially created in order for Gavin to earn a Visa to move to the United States to work for Rooster Teeth.
Their videos were frequently featured on the Rooster Teeth website before the show was acquired by Rooster Teeth. They usually record multiple episodes at once due to their limited time for when they can meet due to living on separate continents.
In the spring of 2006, after graduating from Lord Williams' School, Gavin Free joined Green Door Films, the first production house in Europe to utilize Phantom digital high-speed cameras as a source of slow motion, working as a Data Technician and Camera Operator. He began working on adverts, music videos, and films such as Hot Fuzz. In 2008, he was hired to direct the seventh season of the Rooster Teeth machinima series Red vs. Blue. Afterwards, he had decided to make a move to Austin, Texas and work full-time for Rooster Teeth. He then created The Slow Mo Guys along with friend Daniel Gruchy in order to get a work visa.
Free and Gruchy met while working in a Waitrose in their home county of Oxfordshire. The Slow Mo Guys, featuring slow motion footage of various pranks and stunts of the pair, has garnered millions of views since it launched in 2010. According to Free, the name partially comes from a comment Richard Hammond made on the set of Top Gear.
- “Richard Hammond was the first person to ever refer to me as a "slow mo guy" because he knew there was a high-speed camera on the shoot that we were doing, which was him going around in a Formula 1 car. And he hopped over the wall as we were setting up the Phantom... he said, "Oh, you must be the Slow Mo Guys," and I thought that sounds pretty good.”
- — Gavin Free
On October 15, 2010, the duo uploaded their first video to YouTube. It is a trailer for their channel, outlining what they’d be doing every week in future videos. As of January 20, 2017, the video has over 1.6 million views. The series premiered on November 5.
Their videos use various Vision Research Phantom high-speed cameras, capable of shooting over 343,000 frames per second. They quickly became very popular. In April 2011, the channel was voted the winner of YouTube's On The Rise program.
In April 2011, the channel was voted the winner of YouTube's On The Rise program, which highlights up-and-coming YouTube partners on the homepage. In September 2012, their episode involving crushing watermelons was featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On May 3, 2011, the Slow Mo Guys premiered the first of several videos featuring a 6 ft water balloon. The video (shown below) of the Slow Mo Guys filling up, jumping on and popping a 6 ft water balloon has received more than 159 million views in six years. Since that video, the Slow Mo Guys have produced several videos (examples below) featuring giant water balloons, amassing more than 80 million views.
On 20 February 2013, Free confirmed that the series had been picked up by Rooster Teeth and that further episodes of the series would be released on Rooster Teeth's website, as well as the series' existing YouTube channel. A best of compilation was released by Rooster Teeth Productions for home video on 10 September 2013.
In January 2014, in collaboration with GE Global Research, the R&D division of General Electric, they released a video showcasing the company's latest innovations, including superhydrophobic surfaces and how magnetic nanoparticles behave like liquid magnets. Two additional videos featuring them demonstrating MEMS and "cold spray" 3D painting technology were also released on the official GE YouTube channel.
In late February 2015, SMG videos were filmed in 4K
Gruchy is a former, retired explosives expert in the British Army and has plans to join Free in Texas to work at Rooster Teeth full-time. This was also confirmed by Dan himself during the RTX Sydney 2017 Slow Mo Guys panel.
The series has been featured as part of YouTube's "Rewind" year-in-review video since 2013.
The series was nominated for a Webby Award in Best Web Personality/Host (Online Film & Video) in 2016. At the 2016 Streamy Awards, the series won in the Cinematography category.
On June 17, 2017, the Slow Mo Guys uploaded a video of The Slow Mo Guys’ co-host Daniel Gruchy submerged in the water balloon. The video received more than 4.7 million views within 48 hours of posting. That day, Redditors posted the video in the subreddits /r/ContagiousLaughter, /r/roosterteeth and /r/video, where the video collected more than 3,000 points.
A new show titled, "The Super Slow Show" (playlist) was announced by YouTube on May 4. The show is one of a batch of new YouTube shows slated to air on January 20, 2018 (the internet). The trailer was released on YouTube on January 24, 2018. Starring Gavin and Dan, the show is filmed on green screen sets in L.A. and it will be similar in content as "The Slow Mo Guys" with shooting various events or actions in slow motion. It's also a series of stunts, situations and events that are filmed in slow motion with discussion and analysis by the hosts.
In January 2019, Free and Gruchy launched their second YouTube Original, Planet Slow Mo (originally filmed in 2018), in which the duo would travel around the world and film special events and stunts. A trailer was released January 21, with the first episode airing on January 23.
Their equipment is very expensive, capable of recording and playing back many times slower, without looking excessively choppy. Their camera, the Phantom Flex, is capable of playback in Full HD (1920 X 1080p) video.
The cameras used by the Slow Mo Guys are all produced by Vision Research Phantom. The first few videos were produced using a Phantom HD Gold high speed camera. The majority of the Slow Mo Guys videos were produced using a Phantom Flex camera, capable of filming 2500 frames per second (fps) at 1080p video resolution, 5000 fps at 720p, and 10000 fps at 480p. Finally, a Phantom V1610 was used to produce the fastest videos in the series, filming 18000 fps at 720p and even higher speeds at lower resolutions. The 'slow motion' effect arises when events filmed at such high frame-rates are played back at conventional playback speeds (usually 25 or 30 fps). For example, a video filmed at 2500 fps and played back at 25 fps lasts 100 times longer than the original event, and is hence perceived as 100 times slower. Lately they have acquired a new camera called the Phantom V2511 which is capable of shooting 30,000 fps at 720p resolution and 1,000,000 FPS at a 128x32 resolution.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 1 million subscribers on September 29, 2012.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 2 million subscribers on May 26, 2013.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 3 million subscribers on December 11, 2013.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 4 million subscribers on June 1, 2014.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 5 million subscribers on March 5, 2015.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 6 million subscribers on August 19, 2015.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 7 million subscribers on December 14, 2015.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 8 million subscribers on May 29, 2016.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 9 million subscribers on April 2, 2017.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 10 million subscribers on January 22, 2018
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 11 million subscribers on April 28, 2018.
- The Slow Mo Guys hit 12 million subscribers on February 21, 2019.
Awards and nominations
|2016||Web Personality/Host||Webby Awards
Best Web Personality/Host (Online Film & Video)
(as The Slow Mo Guys)
|2016||Team Internet: YouTube Ensemble||Shorty Awards||Nominated|
(as The Slow Mo Guys)
(as The Slow Mo Guys)
First episode date: November 3, 2010
Number of episodes: 135+
Created by: Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy
Genres: Comedy, Science and technology, entertainment
Original Network Distributors: Fullscreen (2013–present); Rooster Teeth (February 20, 2013 – present); YouTube (October 15, 2010 – February 20, 2013); Green Door Films (2006-2010)
Picture format: 1080p 4K
Audio format: 126 kbit/s AAC; 155-165 kbit/s Opus WebM
First shown in: Thame, England, United Kingdom
Original release: November 3, 2010
|Location(s)||Thame, England, United Kingdom|
Oxford, England, U.K.
|Camera setup||Phantom Flex|
Phantom Flex 4k
|Running time||3–10 minutes|
YouTube Via. Rooster Teeth(2013–present)
|Episode||Description||Air Date||Video Length||Link|
|1: Trailer-FIRST VIDEO||
Gav and Dan reveal what their YouTube channel will feature, and show some trailers. First slow motion moment: Gav slaps Dan in the face.
|October 15, 2010||1:04|
|2: Exploding Lighters in Slow Motion||Dan spikes a lighter to the ground, causing a spectacular fireball and stunning visual display.||November 3, 2010||2:06|
|3: Smashing a TV in Slow Motion||Dan throws a hammer into an old, small television, shattering the screen and releasing possibly toxic gases.||November 11, 2010||2:44|
|4: Cat Jumping in Slow Motion||Gav's cat, 'Lloyd,' is filmed jumping from a small tree in slow motion.||November 20, 2010||1:14|
|5: Jackie Chan Coin Challenge||Gav and Dan both attempt to flip three coins off the tops of their hands and catch them in three different arm strokes. The loser gets a heavy football (soccer) ball thrown at the side of their head in the next video.||November 26, 2010||3:14|
|6: Football to the Face in Slow Motion||Dan, having lost the previous challenge, takes a water filled football (soccer ball) to his face in slow motion.||November 27, 2010||1:23|
|7: Shotgun impacts in slow motion||A friend of Gav and/or Dan's shoots clay pigeons and fruits out of the air with a shotgun.||December 8, 2010||2:06|
|8: Slapping Sam Pepper in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan slap "Big Brother's" Sam Pepper in the face in slow motion.||December 30, 2010||1:56|
|9: Firework Rocket Launcher||Gav, Dan, and friends Jack and Jed launch fireworks at Dan's old car with a homemade "rocket launcher."||January 8, 2011||3:20|
|10: Fly Eats Fly in Slow Motion||Gav accidentally films a damselfly eating a smaller fly in midair.||January 18, 2011||1:16|
|11: Water vs Fire in slow motion||Gav and Dan fight the elements by extinguishing fire with a watering hose.||February 2, 2011||2:28|
|12: Massive Petrol Fireball||Unhappy with last weeks results, Gav, Dan, and friends Jack and Jed create a bigger fire to film in slow motion.||February 10, 2011||3:37|
|13: Droplet Collisions at 5000fps||Using a set up that allows them to control the timing of droplets, Gav shows what happens when two liquids collide.||February 18, 2011||2:49|
|14: Smashing Light Bulbs in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan destroy light bulbs by use of smashing and an air pistol.||February 28, 2011||2:19|
|15: Red Kites in Slow Motion||Gav shows birds of prey Red Kites, picking up scraps of food in slow motion.||March 10, 2011||2:37|
|16: Front Flips and Back Flips in Slow Motion||Gav and Jack show off their flipping skills, though with not as successful results on Gav's part.||March 21, 2011||4:26|
|17: Exploding Condom on Head||Presented as the self entitled "Worst Slow Mo Guys Video in the World," Dan blows up a condom using only his nose.||April 4, 2011||2:57|
|18: Air Pistol vs Coke Can at 2500fps||Staying cool in the hot weather, Gav and Dan fire an Air Pistol at a Coke can.||April 15, 2011||1:07|
|19: Egg Destruction||As an Easter Special, Gav and his brother 'George' destroy eggs in various ways; throwing at a friend, hitting with a golf club, and shooting with an air pistol.||April 20, 2011||2:56|
|Special 1: About The Slow Mo Guys- On the Rise Winners||Gav and Dan give a little insight behind the Slow Mo Guys after winning the YouTube On the Rise contest for April.||April 26, 2011||2:34|
|20: Giant 6 ft Water Balloon||Having previously shot water balloons in slow motion, Gav with the help of his brother 'George,' blow up another but this time with a much greater outcome.||May 3, 2011||5:23|
|21: Gravity Defying Cat||Gav films his cat 'Lloyd' jumping on a fence, in order to reach some ham, in slow motion.||May 13, 2011||2:25|
|Special 2: The Slow Mo Guys Answering YOUR Questions - FAQ||Gav and Dan answer the most frequently asked questions that fans submitted in the comments of their videos.||May 18, 2011||8:46|
|22: Crashing through 200 Coke Cans||In celebration of Rooster Teeth's RTX, Gav jumps through a miniature wall of 200 Coke cans.||June 1, 2011||2:43|
|23: Champagne Cork to the Face||Gav and Dan celebrate in style by firing a Champagne bottle cork at Dan's face.||June 13, 2011||4:57|
|24: The Matrix Bullet Dodge||Dan's turn for revenge as he shoots Nerf bullets at Gav. Gav attempts the Matrix dodge with effective results.||June 29, 2011||1:46|
|25: Mouse Trap Finger Challenge||Gav and Dan challenge each other to set off mouse traps with just their fingers. The loser has to set off a rat trap.||July 12, 2011||4:56|
|26: Soggy Flappy Faces in Slow Motion||In order to calm down their female fanbase, Gav and Dan try to make themselves as unattractive as possible by making strange faces.||July 25, 2011||1:56|
|27: Slow Motion Cup of Tea||Due to Sam Pepper's charity "Operation Cup of Tea," Gav makes his own cup of tea in slow motion.||August 12, 2011||1:56|
|28: Flaming Hand Fireball||Gav and Dan have fun with lighters as Dan sets fire to his hand.||August 18, 2011||1:07|
|29: Smashing China plates, Baseball bat||Gav and Dan ruin a perfectly good tea party by smashing a China set.||August 24, 2011||3:09|
|30: Slow Motion Punch in the Stomach||Gav punches Dan in the stomach in slow motion.||September 7, 2011||1:24|
|31: Axe Through a Deodorant Can||Gav and Dan put an axe through a can of Lynx (Axe) body spray.||September 20, 2011||2:27|
|32: EPIC Mentos and Coke||Gav and Dan, with help from their friend Georgia, perform the classic Mentos in Coke trick.||September 27, 2011||3:46|
|33: Exploding Melon!||Dan decides to show his hatred of melons by blowing one up with a banger.||October 8, 2011||2:06|
|Special 3: One Year Anniversary Special!||In honor of the one year anniversary of the Slow Mo Guys channel, Gav and Dan play back all of their previous videos in real time.||October 15, 2011||3:19|
|34: My Iris Wobbles!||Gav films his eye in slow motion and discovers that his iris seems to wobble when his eye moves.||October 24, 2011||2:58|
|35: Space Laptops||Gav and Dan pretend to be astronauts and jump on a neighbor's trampoline with laptops, testing their durability.||November 3, 2011||6:56|
|36: Extreme Face Omelette||Gav, Dan, and their friend "The Cuboyd" fight boredom and make an omelette by throwing ingredients at Cuboyd's face.||November 10, 2011||7:34|
|37: Apple Golf||Gav and Dan club some apples and golf balls with a golf club in slow motion.||November 19, 2011||3:37|
|38: Sledgehammer Week||For the first time, Gav and Dan introduce a series of videos where they will smash various items with a sledgehammer, airing them in succession once a day for a week.||November 27, 2011||1:15|
|39: Sledgehammer vs PC in Slow Motion||Kicking off the first day of Sledgehammer Week, Dan faces off against a PC.||November 28, 2011||3:01|
|40: Sledgehammer vs Mac in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan take a whack at an old Mac PowerBook G4, destroying it in the second video of Sledgehammer Week.||November 29, 2011||3:27|
|41: Sledgehammer vs Xbox 360 in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan show you how to solve the red ring issue by simply obliterating the Xbox on the third video of Sledgehammer Week.||November 30, 2011||3:34|
|42: Sledgehammer vs Clock in Slow Motion||Gav takes his rage out on his old alarm clock by attacking it on the fourth video of Sledgehammer Week.||December 1, 2011||1:51|
|43: Sledgehammer vs TV tube in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan smash through the top of an old TV set on the final video of Sledgehammer Week.||December 2, 2011||3:27|
|44: 10,000fps!?||Gav demonstrates the differences of frame rate percentages by smashing mugs of tea at 500, 1000, 2500, 5000, and 10,000fps.||December 14, 2011||5:04|
|45: Gas Rocket||Gav and Dan launch cans of butane on a barbeque.||December 21, 2011||5:48|
|Special 4: How Dan Hurt his Hand||Gav and Dan answer the question of how Dan injured his hand and leg, thanks to a mischievous honeybee named Barry and saucepan of burning oil. Bonus footage is also shown of failed attempts at launching the butane can.||December 22, 2011||5:19|
|46: Balloon Bullet Time||Gav and Dan shoot at water balloons with a BB gun.||January 5, 2012||4:33|
|47: Flint and Steel at 5000fps||Gav and Dan start a fire using flint and steel.||January 13, 2012||3:54|
|48: Fluorescent Light Bulbs SMASH||Gav and Dan smash two fluorescent light bulbs together.||January 26, 2012||1:30|
|49: Bee Kidnaps Aphid in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan show close ups of a bumblebee who inadvertently kidnaps an Aphid while collecting nectar.||February 12, 2012||1:54|
|50: Tablet vs Paintballs||Gav and Dan challenge each other to run across the garden while trying to write "I heard various explosions" on a tablet blindfolded, while also being pelted with exercise balls. The loser has to hold the tablet in front of their face while it is being shot at by a paintball gun.||February 28, 2012||6:08|
|51: Bottle Bomb||Gav and Dan explode a bottle of water using a banger.||March 14, 2012||2:10|
|52: Dan chews a biscuit at 1000fps||Dan challenges himself to eat three biscuits (cookies) in four seconds.||March 25, 2012||1:39|
|53: Paintballs against BARE SKIN in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan fire paintballs at each other's skin.||April 11, 2012||4:48|
|54: Popping Popcorn in super Slow Motion||Gav and Dan pop some popcorn kernels in slow motion.||May 8, 2012||3:40|
|55: How a Hard Drive works in Slow Motion||Gav shows how fast a hard drive moves and that it is not in fact water proof in slow motion.||June 10, 2012||1:27|
|56: The Happy Gilmore||Gav and Dan try out the famous "Happy Gilmore" golf swing.||July 2, 2012||3:23|
|57: Rubber bands vs Water Melon||Gav and Dan split a watermelon in half by wrapping many rubberbands around it.||July 18, 2012||4:34|
|58: Fire Tennis||Gav and Dan play a more extreme version of tennis by setting the ball on fire before hitting it.||August 3, 2012||4:07|
|59: How a Slinky falls in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan show how a slinky collapses on itself in slow motion.||August 26, 2012||2:03|
|60: Cinnamon Challenge||Gav and Dan try out the infamous cinnamon challenge with the results that you would expect of it.||September 15, 2012||6:08|
|61: Molotov Cocktail in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan go a bit extreme, throwing a Molotov cocktail at the side of Dan's grandparent's house, with a larger explosion than expected.||September 28, 2012||3:58|
|62: Water Condom Head Balloon||In a throwback to their previous condom video, Dan wears another condom on his head but this time blowing it up with water.||October 16, 2012||5:32|
|63: Inception Bath Tub||Inspired by the movie Inception, Gav and Dan play the role of a "sleeper" and fall backwards into a tub of water.||November 12, 2012||4:29|
|64: Flame Throwing||Dan kicks and throws around a tin and bucket full of lit petrol through the air.||December 14, 2012||5:53|
|65: Paint Explosions||Gav and Dan put fireworks and bangers into a tin of paint causing colorful explosions.||January 13, 2013||6:18|
|66: Towers Collapsing in Slow Motion||Gav goes big and films cooling towers being demolished in slow motion.||January 28, 2013||3:24|
|67: Bubble bursting at 18,000fps||Gav and Dan pop some bubbles in slow motion.||February 20, 2013||3:45|
|68: Tuning Fork at 1600fps||Gav and Dan film a tuning fork and its vibrations in water.||March 14, 2013||2:28|
|69: Paint Exploding at 15,000fps||Gav and Dan return to blowing up paint and light up small bottles of paint with bangers for even more rainbow explosions.||April 11, 2013||6:05|
|70: Banger Week - Exploding Fertility Statue||For the second time, Gav and Dan release a video a day for a week. For the first video of Banger Week Gav and Dan blow up a Peruvian fertility statue.||April 29, 2013||2:47|
|71: Day 2 - Exploding Bowl of Cereal||On the second video for Banger Week, Gav and Dan blow up a bowl of breakfast cereal.||April 30, 2013||2:07|
|72: Day 3 - Exploding Lego House||For the third video for Banger Week, Gav and Dan decide to destroy their childhood by blowing up some legos.||May 1, 2013||3:18|
|73: Day 4 - Exploding Planet Earth||Gav and Dan blow up a water-filled globe for the fourth video for Banger Week.||May 2, 2013||3:07|
|74: Giant Paint Explosion||In the explosive finale of Banger Week, Gav and Dan blow up large jars of paint that cause for a much more dangerous explosion than expected.||May 3, 2013||6:37|
|75: Surface Tension Droplets at 2500fps||Gav and Dan film water droplets as they bounce off of water.||June 3, 2013||3:33|
|76: Crossbow at 2500fps||Gav shows off his archery skills by firing a crossbow through bottles of Dr. Pepper.||June 17, 2013||3:03|
|77: Underwater Bullets at 27,000fps||Gav, Dan, and help from their friend Destin, fire guns underwater.||July 22, 2013||10:19|
|78: Slow Motion Water Balloon Fight with 1500 people Starring Freddie Wong||Shot during Rooster Teeth's RTX, it's Gav and Dan vs Freddie Wong and 1500 people with water balloons. The outcome is two very drenched Brits.||August 8, 2013||4:32|
|79: Slow Mo Car Explosion||Gav, inspired by the movie 2 Guns, fulfills a dream of his by running away from an exploding car filled with (fake) money.||September 16, 2013||2:28|
|80: Paint on a Speaker at 2500fps||Gav and Dan put paint on a speaker and crank up the music in slow motion.||October 9, 2013||6:03|
|81: Huge Building Explosion at 2500fps||In celebration of Battlefield 4's release, Gav and Dan throw a grenade inside a building with incredible devastating results.||October 31, 2013||8:10|
|82: Beer Bottle Trick at 2500fps||Dan has his mindblown by this party trick as he blows out the bottom of a water filled beer bottle with just his hand.||December 3, 2013||3:40|
|83: Super Hydrophobic Surface and Magnetic Liquid||Gav and Dan get scientific by demonstrating what water on a hydrophobic material and a magnetic ball of liquid looks like in slow motion.||January 6, 2013||5:34|
|84: Melon Fragmentation at 2500fps||After failed attempts with some pig's eyes, Gav and Dan blow up a melon with a powerful banger.||January 21, 2014||4:29|
|84.5: Popping Pig's Eyes in Slow Motion||Dan shoots a pig's eyes on a melon in slow motion.||January 21, 2014||4:16|
|85: Fully Automatic Assault Rifle at 18,000fps||Gav and Dan shoot from a fully automatic M4 Carbine with holographic sight, in slow motion.||February 18, 2014||4:47|
|86: Airbag Deploying in Slow Mo||Gav and Dan show how fast airbags inflate.||March 8, 2014||5:23||$$$|
|87: Mousetrap Chain Reaction in Slow Motion||Gav sets up a chain of 150 mousetraps. Dan sets them off bravely.||March 27, 2014||3:06|
|88: Huge Puddle Splash at 2500fps||Gav and Dan make a splash on a freezing cold day with the help of Scion, Scion Racing Driver Ken Gushi and a gigantic puddle.||April 7, 2014||3:11|
|89: Cannon Firing in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan are given a cannon by Captain Morgan White and swiftly make use of it by blasting a pyramid of drinks.||April 22, 2014||3:46|
|90: Swim Cap Trick in Slow Motion||Summer is well on the way! With it, Gav and Dan show you how to save time when you bung on your swimming cap. Then, they show you what it looked like in lovely slow motion. Kind of defeats the purpose of doing it fast in the first place, to be honest.||May 12, 2014||4:20|
|91: Giant Bubbles Popping in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan introduce you to the mesmerising and colourful world of bubbles popping 100 times slower than you can see with your eye.||June 18, 2014||3:11|
|92: Slow Motion Vomit||Warning, this episode is absolutely minging. The title pretty much says it all.||July 21, 2014||5:27|
|93: Leaping Slow Motion Doggy||Gav and Dan employ the help of the Rise-monger's dog in this very fluffy video.||August 11, 2014||4:13|
|94: Catching a Bullet with a Watermelon||Gav tests out whether taking cover behind water melons is an effective survival strategy while being shot at.||August 19, 2014||4:06|
|95: Imploding Drum||Gav and Dan show off a cool pressure related experiment inspired by Veritasium's imploding drum video.||September 7, 2014||3:33|
|Special 5: Slow Mo Guys Channel Trailer||On this channel, Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy take a $150,000 high speed camera to show you the world hundreds of times slower than you can see with your own eyes. You should subscribe. It's pretty cool.||October 8, 2014||1:12|
|96: Ultimate Backflop||Gav and Dan show you just how lush water looks in slow mo, by jumping into a pool.||October 20, 2014||4:09|
|97: Epic Slow Memes||YouTube teamed up with Gav and Dan to recreate some of the memes you would regularly find on the internet in super slow mo.||October 24, 2014||6:35|
|98: Non-Newtonian Fluid in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan film the highly requested Non-Newtonian fluid experiment (oobleck) in probably the least suitable environment possible.||November 6, 2014||4:15|
|99: Electric Bug Zapper in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan look (a little too closely) at what happens when a fly hits an electric bug zapper.||November 26, 2014||3:07|
|100: Tiny Plasma Cutter in Slow Motion||Gav makes his own teeny plasma cutter and shows you at 2500fps.||December 8, 2014||2:51|
|101: Fire Breathing in Slow Motion||In this video, Dan gets his gob hot as Gav films it at 1600fps. Probably shouldn't try this at home...||December 22, 2014||4:21|
|102: Inside a Camera at 10,000fps||Gav shows you how insanely quick the inside of a DSLR camera moves when it takes a picture, by filming it at 10,000 fps.||January 28, 2015||7:12|
|103: Hypnotic Ink Physics in 4K Slow Motion||In the first Ultra High Definition episode of The Slow Mo Guys, Gav and Dan inject coloured ink into a tank of water. If you have a 4K display or UHD TV, fire it up!||February 28, 2015||5:18|
|103: Convertible Aerodynamics at 1000fps||Gav and Dan take the BMW 2 Series Convertible for a spin showing off some sweet fluid dynamics at over 100MPH.||March 14, 2015||4:33|
|104: CD Shattering at 170,000FPS!||Gav and Dan present the SLOWEST EVER episode of the slow mo guys by spinning a disc at 23,000RPM and filming it shatter at a whopping 170,000 frames per second.||March 25, 2015||8:35|
|105: Match Stick Rockets in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan take a giant leap into rocket science. It goes ok.||April 7, 2015||4:04|
|106: Seatbelt Pretensioner in Super Slow Mo||Gav and Dan show you that there is a lot more technology in a seatbelt than you think by filming a seat belt pretensioner over 1000 times slower than real time! It's also a very inefficient one-shot paint cannon.||April 24, 2015||3:44|
|107: Lighting a Candle Without Touching it in Slow Motion||This video was surprisingly highly requested. And you know us. We're the Slow Mo Guys. We deliver!||May 13, 2015||3:05|
|108: Explosive Oil Fire at 2500fps||Gav and Dan show you one of the kitchen's biggest no-nos. Don't put out an oil fire with water!||May 26, 2015||4:10|
|109: Spinning Water Galaxies - Interesting fluid physics||Gav and Dan whip out some johnnies to show you some awesome spinning liquid physics.||June 8, 2015||6:28|
|110: Home-Made Goop Cannon||In this video, Gav uses pressurised air and a selection of condiments to ruin Dan's lovely new lab coat.||June 26, 2015||5:34|
|111: 6 ft Man in 6 ft Giant Water Balloon - 4K||Gav and Dan revisit an absolute classic with a slight twist. Now in 4K!||July 21, 2015||5:21|
|112: Match Head Bomb at 2500fps||Gav and Dan stick over 6000 matches into a blender and light them all at once for a lovely microfireworks display.||August 21, 2015||4:11|
|113: Taser Impacts on Bare Skin at 28,000fps||Warning, slightly gross! Gav goes to Arizona to film a Taser being deployed at a human target in Super Slow Motion.||September 10, 2015||6:15|
|114: Jelly Tennis||Gav and Dan find an impressive new way to serve jelly to hundreds of people at once with a well placed Tennis serve. Also yes, in England this is Jelly.||September 30, 2015||5:15|
|115: Gnarly Water Spirals at 1600fps||Gav and Dan spin a waterlogged foam ball to produce some hypnotic split-second galaxies. And yes. I totally used the word "Gnarly."||October 22, 2015||6:22|
|116: Massive Crusher||Watching stuff get crushed is always fun, especially in slow motion. So Gav and Dan raise a giant block weight into the air and drop it onto a pile of innocent GoGurt.||November 2, 2015||5:08|
|117: Fire Tornado in Slow Motion 4K||Gav and Dan combine wind with fire to create a swirling vortex of flames.||November 22, 2015||3:07|
|118: Condom Challenge||Gav and Dan have witnessed many on the internet doing the condom challenge. But never has it been so slow...||December 9, 2015||5:38|
|119: Mammoth Stomp||Gav and Dan bring a mammoth back from extinction and immediately put it to work.||December 16, 2015||5:08|
|120: Fire-breathing Backflip with Steve-O||It's not every day that Steve-O comes to your house, but when he does, it's pure Slow Mo magic.||December 19, 2015||6:50|
|121: Slow Mo Gargling Uvula||Gav shows you a super close up and intrusive simulation of what it is like to make out with Dan.||January 6, 2016||5:11|
|122: Paint Spinning Drill 4K||Gav and Dan fling paint all over the place with a drill bit. It's a great way to paint your bedroom but does leave the place a little bit breezy.||January 19, 2016||4:07|
|123: Tongue in a Mouse Trap||In this episode of "The Thlow Mo Guyth" a mouse trap lays the smack down on Dan's tongue so fast that even our high speed camera struggles to keep up. There was no blood. Pants may have been soiled, though.||February 8, 2016||2:52|
|124: Dry Ice Bombs||Gav and Dan show you the catastrophic failure of a plastic bottle when pressure is building up from the inside. Please let us know if you see any bottle caps coming back down from orbit.||February 29, 2016||8:03|
|125: Flaming Wire Wool In 4K Slow Mo||Sit back and stare at the 4K* beauty. It's poi-fect.
The real time footage of us talking is not 4K, but hell... you're here for the slow mo, right?
Probably shouldn't try this at home if you live somewhere dry!
|March 7, 2016||4:49|
|126: 50 ft Flamethrower in 4K Slow Motion||Gav and Dan discover that often, some of the most beautiful things in life are the same things that will take your face right off.||April 6, 2016||5:31|
|127: Paint on a Drum in 4K Slow Mo||Gav and Dan make a split-second powder paint rainbow using an old drum.||April 21, 2016||8:22|
|128: Inside a 6 ft Air Balloon - 4K||It's been exactly 5 years since we uploaded our original giant balloon video. Here's a slow mo tribute.||May 3, 2016||7:11|
|129: Corn Drill in Slow Motion||Warning: Gross and Dangerous! A lot of people have requested that we recreate this famous challenge. Gav and Dan thought about it for a while and were eventually able to cobble it together. It left Dan's voice a little husky, but shucks... the footage looks amaizeing.||May 14, 2016||4:13|
|130: Slow Mo Rainbow Flame - 4K||Most fireballs are orange and will melt your face off. These ones aren't orange... but they will still happily melt your face off.||May 31, 2016||6:11|
|131: Exploding Spray Paint at 2500fps||Gav and Dan seem to have lost their paint brushes. However, not all is lost. They are The Slow Mo Guys after all. Do not try at home!||June 25, 2016||9:58|
|132: Glass Explosion at 343,000FPS!||Gav and Dan film their slowest video yet. It's so slow, it's almost like looking at an entirely different plane of existence. DO NOT TRY AT HOME.||July 17, 2016||9:34|
|133: Lego Plane Crash in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan never fully grew up. I'd say about 90%. In this video they used the remaining 10% to poorly construct a lego city and then make a plane have a big accident on it.||August 13, 2016||6:21|
|134: Hammer through Mirror at 120,000fps||The Matrix is real.||August 29, 2016||4:49|
|135: Underwater Explosions at 120,000fps||Gav and Dan usually blow stuff up in regular air, but did you know you can also blow stuff up in other places?||October 6, 2016||6:42|
|136: Leg Waxing at 28,000fps||While most of the comments on these videos are about the gnarly slow motion footage, many have commented on how hairy Gav and Dan are. Only one thing for it.||October 30, 2016||6:27|
|137: Hydraulic Press in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan find themselves with access to a Hydraulic Press. Time to pay tribute.||November 16, 2016||3:19|
|138: Bullets vs Propeller in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan venture out to the desert to film some bullets. Make sure you watch in HD for maximum bullet shockwave action!||November 21, 2016||6:57|
|139: Air Pistol Vs Candle Challenge||Gav and Dan are always up for a challenge. Today, they use the most inaccurate air pistol to put out a flame from about... 3 metres away. Pretty hardcore.||November 28, 2016||7:41|
|140: Football vs Face 1000x Slowe||It's been a harmonious 2000 days since a football was last beaned into the side of Dan's head. Sadly, in the last video he lost the Candle challenge. New football. Same Head. 1000x slower.||December 11, 2016||6:29|
|141: Combustion Tube in Slow Motion||There are a lot of things Gav and Dan don't have access to in the back garden. This combustion tube is one of those things. Time to go to Indiana!||December 22, 2016||6:49|
|142: 100 mph RC Car in Slow Motion - 4K||Gav and Dan love toys. Especially when the toy comes with a warning that says "THIS IS NOT A TOY."||January 5, 2017||8:16|
|143: Snapping a Steel Rod 1000x slower||Gav and Dan are back at Purdue. This time, to stretch a steel beam until it doesn't want to be a steel beam anymore.||January 18, 2017||5:11|
|144: Over-inflating Footballs in Super Slow Motion||It's usually footballs that are doing damage to Dan's head. In this episode, Dan gets revenge.||January 30, 2017||3:45|
|145: 25 Airbag Rainbow Explosion in 4K||Sometimes ideas get too big for our backyard so in this video, Gav, Dan, a camera crew go to a Quarry to make the biggest and most colourful mess yet. Whip out your 4K TVs!||February 10, 2017||10:29|
|146: Exploding Batteries in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan once again prove warning labels right. Don't try this at home. The bits of battery might dent your face and the gas that comes out might dent your lungs.||February 23, 2017||7:19|
|147: 1200 °C Molten Copper in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan know that liquids always look mesmerizing in slow motion. Liquids that are self illuminating, though? Even better.
This was filmed in a room full of loud high frequency noise, so audio has been crushed slightly so your ear holes don't fall out.
|March 7, 2017||6:04|
|148: 6 ft Rockets in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan send some rockets up into the Indiana sky with the help of Purdue students.||March 25, 2017||8:47|
|149: Slow Mo Pellet Penetration||Gav and Dan whip out the air pistol and watch pellets travel majestically through the medium of... dude's deodorant.||April 16, 2017||8:32|
|150: Slow Mo Desert Destruction||Bit of a different video today - Gav is out in the desert filming a variety of items get destroyed using methods that were voted for by a live audience! This video was sponsored by Carl's Jr.||April 26, 2017||3:51|
|151: Diving into 1000 Mousetraps in 4K Slow Motion||Gav and Dan spend 4 hours setting up 1000 mouse traps and then 4 seconds setting them all off.||May 10, 2017||6:20|
|152: Bowling in Slow Motion with Blue Man Group||Gav and Dan team up with Blue Man Group to learn that a bowling ball is equally as effective as a paintbrush when making art.
Huge thanks to Blue Man Group for having us over to play and for the custom sound track!
|May 16, 2017||14:10|
|153: Crushed by a Giant 6 ft Water Balloon||Gav and Dan love a good old Giant Balloon video. Why don't we do a few? In this one Dan gets flat.||June 7, 2017||8:57|
|154: Submerged inside a 6 ft Water Balloon||Giant Balloon June continues with Gav and Dan. In this episode, Dan loses track of his balloons. Don't try this at home or you might be someone who drowned in a balloon. People would laugh at you. Probably not the people who knew you but the people reading about it on the internet.||June 17, 2017||10:01|
|155: Showered by a Giant 6 ft Water Balloon||Making Giant Balloon June was sweaty work. Time to wrap it all up with a gargantuan shower. Don't try this one at home either.||June 30, 2017||8:10|
|156: Compressed Air Cannon in Super Slow Mo||Gav and Dan splatter their favourite items with a seemly endless supply of Maltesers. This video is Sponsored by Maltesers.||June 30, 2017||16:18|
|157: Microwaving an Airbag in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan pay tribute to a classic internet experiment. Roasted nuts, anyone?||July 18, 2017||6:57|
|158: Chinese Spouting Bowl in Slow Motion||Dan bought a Chinese Spouting Bowl (or sprouting bowl according to Dan). Gav filmed the bowl. It made me thirsty.||August 9, 2017||5:10|
|159: Mid-air Paintball Collisions in Slow Mo||Watching two very fast moving objects smack together at high speeds is very satisfying to watch. That's the main reason Gav and Dan made this video.
Don't try without goggles and that. Be safe. Be slow.
|August 28, 2017||10:00|
|160: Splitting Pellets with a Knife in Slow Motion||When you throw a lump of metal at a very sharp piece of metal, the sharp piece of metal wins. You can't see it with your eyeball, but thankfully Gav and Dan are here.
Don't try without goggles and that. Be safe. Be slow.
|October 11, 2017||9:37|
|161: Slow Mo Katana Sword - 4K||Has Dan ever used a Katana in his life? No. Has he ever been trained the way of the Samurai? No. Will it stop him from making a slow mo Katana video? Hell no.
Many plastic bottles were harmed in the making of this video. But hey, they are terrible for the environment! Don't try without goggles and that. Be safe. Be slow.
|November 14, 2017||10:27|
|162: 4 Ton Wrecking Ball in Slow Motion||Gav and Dan have a new, very large toy.||December 14, 2017||12:22|
|163: Firing a .50 Cal Sniper Rifle in Slow Motion||Warning: This gun is INCREDIBLY loud. Be careful with headphones!
Gav and Dan, with help from Destin get some spiffing high-speed shots of a Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle.
|December 27, 2017||9:56|
|164: How a TV Works in Slow Motion||If you are reading this, you've seen a screen with your eyes. But have you REALLY seen it though? Like real proper seen it? Don't worry, Gav is here to help you out. This is How a TV works in Slow Motion.||January 18, 2018||11:38|
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