Mid-air Paintball Collisions in Slow Mo - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Published on Aug 28, 2017
  • 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.
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    Thanks to Destin from Smarter Every Day for lending us the camera - usclip.net/user/destinws2
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    Shot on the Phantom V2511 at 28,500fps
    Mid-air Paintball Collisions in Slow Mo - The Slow Mo Guys
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Comments • 3 902

  • Poppy
    Poppy 10 days ago

    Where is the green paint 🤔😰😰😰

  • Raji sayi
    Raji sayi 12 days ago

    Bullet vs bullet

  • bulbalover83
    bulbalover83 14 days ago

    Paintball disappears at 6:10

  • Ilan Sasson Wolf
    Ilan Sasson Wolf 15 days ago

    Now do it with a bullet

  • jack hello
    jack hello 16 days ago

    The setup just reminds me of mythbusters if they blew their budget on high speed cameras

  • Pulpy orange Gaming
    Pulpy orange Gaming 16 days ago

    Paintballs smash into each other. The green one was on steroids

  • Atul Gupta
    Atul Gupta 17 days ago +1

    Two different coloured paint ball colliding will also be good.

  • Absence Of God
    Absence Of God 18 days ago

    I feel like they're the only people who own that camera

  • MrB4MV101
    MrB4MV101 18 days ago

    fun fact of the day, the shell of a paint ball is dissolvable, its petty much the same stuff as the liquid wax inside, just dried and shaped, the wax is also made from common house ingredients, it would be actually kinda healthy to eat a bag of paintballs, it just wont taste good lmao

  • I am Toast
    I am Toast 19 days ago

    They could have used laser pointers to line them up... Lol

    TACHANKA MAIN 19 days ago

    Please tell me thats not empire evil

  • amanj aziz
    amanj aziz 19 days ago +1

    editor please ad ''thats what she said'' bettwen every

  • Africa Untamed
    Africa Untamed 19 days ago

    4:45 if you want to change the silinder without the gas spraying out just shoot the gun while you srew it out. That way you wont blow the o rings as well

  • An Egg
    An Egg 21 day ago

    I went paintballing and the first time i got shot is was right on ear

  • MEM-Clan
    MEM-Clan 21 day ago +2

    "it's just not in the budget" and that's why we're sponsored by.....

  • Sahil Sharma
    Sahil Sharma 21 day ago

    6:25 and that right tere is a wallpaper

  • solofox
    solofox 25 days ago

    You need a flatline barrel for accuracy on those guns it's longer and has inside ridges for spin on the ball . Basic paintball guns are highly inaccurate from one shot to the next . They are close together though so glad you managed to hit them.

  • harveyface
    harveyface 25 days ago

    Looks like the big bang

  • concussed hearts
    concussed hearts 25 days ago

    You guys should do this with bullets

  • Petr Vejchoda
    Petr Vejchoda Month ago

    I was just thinking if maybe a big bang wasn't just two paintballs banging to each other. Maybe we are all just a product of some guys shooting some silly video.

  • Gavin
    Gavin Month ago

    You guys should revisit this with different colors of paintballs if you did this with a black background and blue/purple paintballs It'd look like a galaxy

  • That One Guy With The Face

    I ALWAYS get shot in the pinky. Literally always. Usually looks like its broken the next day all swollen turning purple

  • Raif Khan
    Raif Khan Month ago

    Do it with a bullet

  • Butt Scratcher
    Butt Scratcher Month ago

    2017: mid air paintball collision in slow mo
    3017: two neutron stars colliding in slow mo

    Yes i know the process would actually be really really REALLY slow in normal speed too and probably impossible

  • Robert matheny
    Robert matheny Month ago +1

    The delay is caused by the string your pulling is longer on the second gun and has more stretch to reach the triggering point of the paint gun.

  • Vijith Soman
    Vijith Soman Month ago

    want to see how razor works in slow mo!

  • M Kevoh
    M Kevoh Month ago

    How about Mid air bullet collision in slow mo

  • Saugat Kattel
    Saugat Kattel Month ago

    You guys are amazing 😍

  • John Chapman
    John Chapman Month ago

    I need a Gavin to be someone's Dan to frfr

  • EgleBoy2
    EgleBoy2 Month ago

    Slow-mo popping the paint ball with your hand

    SUSHIROLL Month ago

    just embrace the military saying of " this is why we cant have nice things " lol

  • Worri
    Worri Month ago

    2:25 the *classic* samurai anime scene.

  • the hosieman
    the hosieman Month ago

    be interesting to see if the projectile could be shot into the other guns' barrel. Even on a real gun. New vid idea?

  • John Peyser
    John Peyser Month ago +4

    When I worked at a major studio in the Special Effects Department we were tasked to come up with a method to shoot "paint balls" at the actors.
    We developed a very special and fragile capsule that would hold children's finger paints. This with a specially modified studio gun could shoot the actors safely, using very low pressure.
    Then they wanted to make the classic shot of "paint balls" colliding mid air in slow motion. We made special single shot barrels, then they were aligned with lasers, the camera rolling,
    am electrical signal sent to the valves. Well we did it at least ten times with zero misses. That was fun. The camera that day could only do 900 fps.Thank you for the great video.

  • Jason Candelario
    Jason Candelario Month ago

    Do it with guns

  • Speaker Steve
    Speaker Steve Month ago

    Perfect collisions don't exist in nature.

  • Novalone
    Novalone 2 months ago

    So this is what it’s like when planets collide

  • The Lurkerx
    The Lurkerx 2 months ago

    And thats how the Paint Galaxy existed formed for about 0.30seconds

  • Ricardo Pesenti
    Ricardo Pesenti 2 months ago

    Why is the paint always orange, not as the shell? That really annoys me

    DNA KALED 2 months ago

    I subscribed

  • Ryley Jenkins
    Ryley Jenkins 2 months ago

    I was rewatching this video and I noticed that if you imagine the paintballs are two stars then the explosion looks like a supernova. 5:17

  • UltimateGod55
    UltimateGod55 2 months ago

    their intros are always way to long

  • NMLB Vex
    NMLB Vex 2 months ago

    I’m a paintball referee, I can say that it does not happen a lot usually it only happens up close or mid range away.

  • antony v
    antony v 2 months ago

    6:22 , The moment when two planets collide each other!

  • Nikto
    Nikto 2 months ago

    It looks like colliding planets.

  • ThePrufessa
    ThePrufessa 2 months ago

    Should've used a bar to line them up then spread them out an inch to remove the bar once leveled

    • ThePrufessa
      ThePrufessa 2 months ago

      @NMLB Vex glad you didn't reply with anymore useless info

    • ThePrufessa
      ThePrufessa 2 months ago

      @NMLB Vex they didn't even need to spread it out an inch had they used a bar. They could've Used a very miniscule amount on both ends so that after the guns were properly calibrated all they had to do was slide a mm or two and the bar would drop. Then they'd have two dead on barrels.

  • Miles Roche
    Miles Roche 2 months ago

    They are made of gelatin not plastic

  • Asian Gainz
    Asian Gainz 2 months ago


  • ImLayinYT
    ImLayinYT 2 months ago +1

    Who here actually went paintballing because yall are acting like just whatever and not actually taking in the fact that its science and it take alot

  • BillsMurray
    BillsMurray 2 months ago +1

    Amazing that all the perfection comes from just slow motion, incredible.

  • travelinghermit
    travelinghermit 2 months ago

    'Frisbee'd'...'dinked'... the spontaneous creation of verbs

  • The Renaldo’s
    The Renaldo’s 2 months ago


  • Verbal Vertigo
    Verbal Vertigo 2 months ago +1

    6:21 this is how our observable universe moves speeded up an unfathomable amount of time, trillions of years every 2 sec

    • Koulis TM
      Koulis TM 2 months ago

      Verbal Vertigo r/iamverysmart

  • Austin
    Austin 2 months ago

    3:34 - 3:35 ... what the heck was that for? Lol

  • Brad AmeerBeg
    Brad AmeerBeg 2 months ago

    I desperately want to see mid air golf balls collide, please!

  • sans dtd
    sans dtd 2 months ago


  • Morten Solberg Jr
    Morten Solberg Jr 2 months ago

    Need to use 2 different colors

  • Вася Пупкин
    Вася Пупкин 2 months ago

    Theyre actually made of gelatine

  • Josiah Bahuaud
    Josiah Bahuaud 3 months ago

    "We're evolving." I died. XD

  • Anthony Bietsch
    Anthony Bietsch 3 months ago

    3:54 the Big Bang 💥