Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!!

Posted by: Nana

Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/23/13 02:43 PM

Saw this commerical on TV this morning.

shocked

Did some further investigation & found this:

shocked
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/23/13 08:30 PM

Pretty bad arse if you ask me.
But if you'd ask me, I'd say "OUCH!".
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 03:11 AM

Thanks. I pulled something just watching the second one.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 03:15 AM

OK. I watched the first one again. It's in slo-mo.. so they might have only been going 10 miles an hour.. hard to tell. It doesn't take away from the effectiveness of the stunt though. I'm also willing to bet the for safety reasons one ankle was strapped to the rear view mirror.

Odd that they show it backwards though.
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 03:22 AM

Wow!
Posted by: steveg

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 03:48 AM

This could have been the first time How're they hangin'? and road rash were used in the same sentence! eek
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 06:19 AM

Either they showed the video in reverse, or the trucks are actually driving in reverse, watching the road go by
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 08:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
Either they showed the video in reverse, or the trucks are actually driving in reverse, watching the road go by


No way you can back up a truck like that and maintain it evenly for a stunt like that. Have you ever backed up a regular tow trailer?
Posted by: steveg

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 08:41 AM

I beg to differ. Way, way back when I lived in 'Jersey, I had a summer job loading trailers all night long, and once in a while, I'd go out on a run. Some of those drivers could handle a 60' trailer as if it were a toy. I'm talkin' about backing one of those rings down a quarter-mile long ally barely wide enough to open the cab doors to get to a loading dock.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 09:47 AM

My doctor used parts of that second video to test my mobility during the last annual physical I had. grin
Posted by: Nana

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 10:03 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
I'm also willing to bet the for safety reasons one ankle was strapped to the rear view mirror.

Odd that they show it backwards though.

Watching it a few times on full screen on a 27" screen, you can see that both ankles are strapped to the side view mirrors. The straps look like a shoe string. laugh
Posted by: Nana

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 10:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
Either they showed the video in reverse, or the trucks are actually driving in reverse, watching the road go by

Looks to me like they are driving backwards. There are two people inside both trucks. Both drivers are looking at their side view mirrors as they are driving throughout the whole video. Why if not driving backwards? confused
The passenger in both vehicles are looking straight forward. Why are they there? confused

Video is so awesome, I downloaded it. It's a keeper!!!
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 10:18 AM

How the video was made

TLDR:
- He did have a safety harness but was not strapped to the trucks in any way.
- The trucks were driving backwards because that would be "the ultimate test" of how much control the driver has.
- This video was the first take (lots and lots of practice, though) =D
Posted by: Nana

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 10:41 AM

I watched that Ballerina Stunt from your link. followed by
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 01:36 PM

.

Nana,

It is amazing where one link will take us and for hours sometimes!


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Posted by: Celandine

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/24/13 10:42 PM

^REALLY! shocked

Posted by: Nana

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/25/13 10:03 AM

Posted by: bird

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/26/13 07:30 PM

Sorry Nana couldn't stop myself laugh

Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/26/13 07:31 PM

grin
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/26/13 08:16 PM

grin laugh
Posted by: Nana

Re: Damn Van Damme! Oh my!!!!! - 11/29/13 05:11 PM

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!