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The Slow Mo Guys: 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.

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Comments (62)

  • GameGeeks72

    1 year ago

    Great scott!

  • DavidRW

    1 year ago

    It gets even more amazing the slower it gets, great job guys keep them coming

  • EdgarTheNoun

    1 year ago

    Nice

  • ZephyrNepres

    1 year ago

    The design that appears on the reflective surface of the CD itself is some psychedelic shit. That was awesome to watch.

  • CousinMark FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    give that machine to the guys at Demo Disk

  • TheUnknownKhajiit FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    slow mo guys are awesome smiley0.gif

  • EllaSaich

    2 years ago

    That looked amazing!!

  • PatrickWilliamCharlton FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    That's some kind of magic how the crack always wants to look like a tree.

  • dydreemblvr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    This calls to mind when we used to microwave CDs in college to create a crackle pattern. I wonder if there'd be a good way to film that...

  • BinHong FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Legit Purpose

    2 years ago

    Better equipment, better Phantom, The Slow Mo Guys

  • JMart

    2 years ago

    "When you can go faster, you go faster."
    I think the tagline "When you can go slower, you go slower." is more appropriate for the channel smiley8.gif

  • Beardlore

    2 years ago

    LITTLE BRITAIN

  • Silvador FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Now THAT is Slow Motion. I don't care how small the resolution is, I want to see MORE OF THAT SLOW!

  • RagingGrape

    2 years ago

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!

  • RagingGrape

    2 years ago

    best slow mo guys video ever... of all time

  • frereleo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Also, I wonder how much having a flat plate behind the disc (eliminating the cavities in the motor) would affect the wobble.

  • frereleo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    I'd love to see a block of ballistics gel off to one side. I'm sure those shards are quite devastating.

  • RomanHeretic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Needs a patch

    2 years ago

    That looked pretty awesome.

  • saraj91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    That was incredible! So interesting. One of my favourite Slow Mo Guys videos so far.

  • BravoSeven

    2 years ago

    R.I.P. cd

  • LethalMomma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    This is awesome!

  • LethalMomma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Ahh can't wait! smiley0.gif

  • Treaves FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Really want to see them re-record the old tv smash with this!!! so cool...

  • DocDalek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold /SMG & Jack/ Mod Audi

    2 years ago

    Cool

  • BLUETEAM10 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    This is amazing. 'Nuff said.

  • SakuraC1924

    2 years ago

    Oh wow, cool!

    Also the sound of the CD speeding-up makes you cringe lol

  • Buggy52 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Awesome. Just awesome.

  • Almighty1

    2 years ago

    that was maybe the coolest slomo guys yet but i still think it needs to be slower

  • Bobkattz

    2 years ago

    I was getting giddy just watching. This is really cool!

  • SRSGeorge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Shout out to Little Britain. Hope I wasn't the only one who caught that reference.

  • TuxedoJericho FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    It's amazing on a few regards. It shows how durable cd and related media are, as it takes a hell of a lot of speed to make them fail on purpose, and how dangerous they are when they do.

    Just listen to the sounds of the motor and the cd just prior to it failing, and how loud it sounded when they shattered.

  • BackupSalmon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Interesting. I wonder how VHS holds up at those speeds.

  • NixieShimo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Black Kitten

    2 years ago

    There was something almost magical about watching the CD shatter. Giddy Gavin is also a pretty adorable Gavin. LOL

  • shannonrose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold mtvtdchng

    2 years ago

    That is one of the coolest thing I've ever seen.

  • Phtephosaur FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    This is AWESOME

  • Lynch8man

    2 years ago

    Dust.

  • rcaftartan

    2 years ago

    you guys spin me right round at warp speed!

  • Caeric An Observer

    2 years ago

    That was really cool. That reminds me of a GIF I saw, of a CD in the microwave.

  • phantominferno7

    2 years ago

    That shatter was amazing!

  • mobbdeep5454 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    That was wicked awesome

  • RichardCW FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    The FunHaus guys could use this for Demo Disk[link=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUzAylE7MBY&index=11&list=PLbIc1971kgPCdMCRmTYetguWIQJ666njV]

  • HMSheetS FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    this may be my new fav slow mo guys

  • ivanayael FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ivy

    2 years ago

    This shatter me! smiley4.gif

  • RiverRunning

    2 years ago

    This is the perfect video to show to people who don't believe me when I tell them they shouldn't put damaged CDs in their drives - I've seen the results of cracked ones shatter and wreck the insides of the drive as well as punch through the front but this makes it so much clearer! (though undamaged ones take a lot more force to break (as in this video) broken ones are much easier to shatter, hence the problem.
    Brilliant video guys - keep up the good work and maybe one day you can slowmo some shattering glass for us :)

  • LonestCoyote

    2 years ago

    At 2:35
    This may sound extremely nerdy, but when the disc blew up it looked like an object getting destroyed in SAO...

  • IslandArts FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bermy Gal

    2 years ago

    Very cool.

  • CJFouras

    2 years ago

    Haha, this was awesome! Loved it when Gavin said they shot 96GB and Dan looked like he had a stroke. Too good.

  • Emerald_D

    2 years ago

    I saw the Mythbusters do this once, but no where near close to that slow speeds. Top marks guys, that was incredible.

  • Bigflank FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Fucking. Top.

  • Shulk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Bruce Greene: "Hey Gavin & Dan, can you help me to get rid of these demo discs?"