Spinning a Record to Pieces at 12,500fps - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Published on Jun 2, 2018
  • Gav and Dan take 1 piece of vinyl and spin it so fast it becomes about 50,000 pieces of vinyl. The results are obviously captured by a very high speed camera.
    Thanks to Vision Research for lending the Phantom v2640.
    Spinning a Record to Pieces at 12,500fps - The Slow Mo Guys
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  • Patrick Ward
    Patrick Ward 16 hours ago

    Here's one of the songs from that LP. usclip.net/video/H2di83WAOhU/video.html
    Purportedly the number 1 song for 1957

  • Frigoli Frigoli
    Frigoli Frigoli Day ago

    try scratching a disc with a knife and see if it will crack there in slo mo .

  • Be9Concepts
    Be9Concepts 3 days ago

    If you cracked 1000 records this way would you be able to tell the music genre from the patterns of the crack?

  • Lonnie Moore
    Lonnie Moore 3 days ago

    A-Friggin'-Mazing! First time I've seen one of your videos, and I'm hooked! This is like Visual Crack!

  • Stroki Nonce
    Stroki Nonce 4 days ago

    This breaks my heart watching this

  • DeadlyLink
    DeadlyLink 4 days ago

    It's nuts the things you find at 3am

  • MatchstalkMan
    MatchstalkMan 4 days ago

    James Dyson disliked this “so, because we’re using a motor from a Dyson, it’s a really fast Hoover motor…”
    It’s a really fast “electric motor” Dan, from a vacuum cleaner. Hoover’s a brand name in its own right.

  • klaas muller
    klaas muller 5 days ago

    This is record breaking record breaking

  • HunterPlays Halo
    HunterPlays Halo 5 days ago

    well looks like they

    Broke a record

    Get it...no?

  • Xenniah Stinson
    Xenniah Stinson 5 days ago

    The first time the record broke I vibrated my hands

  • Arcyllis Icewhisper
    Arcyllis Icewhisper 5 days ago

    What does "wallballing" mean? Or am I just mishearing a word?

    • Arcyllis Icewhisper
      Arcyllis Icewhisper 2 days ago

      Or, perhaps I am mishearing the word "warble"

    • Lonnie Moore
      Lonnie Moore 3 days ago

      I'm guessing it's a British form of "Balls to the Wall" which translates to Full Throttle! ... or not.

    INERT 5 days ago

    This channel is the Gallager of USclip.

  • Murdock BA
    Murdock BA 5 days ago

    finding a natural frequency of an object is fun to do. you can see the sine wave form, and then a second wave, the cosine begins to from. as this frequency transfers, from sine to cosine the record bursts. too many stresses.

  • Vyziion
    Vyziion 6 days ago +1

    Bullet slow mos???

  • David Masawe
    David Masawe 6 days ago

    that's cool

  • George Scott
    George Scott 7 days ago

    Don't feel bad about breaking the record. I still break things that they don't make anymore. Nothing is forever anyway.

  • Ashleigh mother fucking Biggs bro

    3:01 “this is lethal” lol 😂😂😂

  • Cyko
    Cyko 7 days ago

    Time to combine the CD and Vinyl videos. Spin a Laser Disk.

  • Vuuhlk 'reithaur
    Vuuhlk 'reithaur 8 days ago

    Flat Earth above

  • Alphanator Proton
    Alphanator Proton 8 days ago

    Ok, make a weapon out of this

  • Harrison Seitanidis
    Harrison Seitanidis 8 days ago

    Wow you *broke all the records* of *breaking records* of *breaking records*

  • Long Joe
    Long Joe 8 days ago

    Maybe I am missing something, is there something being proven or a test of some kind? I like watching slo-mo stuff but what’s happening here?

  • That Random Commenter Dude

    Dan's face at 10:52 should be a meme or something

  • Edward LaRosa
    Edward LaRosa 8 days ago

    Definitely sounds like some science is happening in the backyard.

  • Israfelsrevenge
    Israfelsrevenge 9 days ago

    Should do another wit a ballistic gel dummy to see how much damage it would do

  • Das a pillow
    Das a pillow 9 days ago

    now thats a lot of damage

  • Dan Hronchek
    Dan Hronchek 9 days ago

    Not just broken records... broken whirled records.

  • BrandonRL
    BrandonRL 9 days ago

    I am way too high for 12:17

  • Dan Craig
    Dan Craig 9 days ago

    your here for 3:29

  • Billy Willy
    Billy Willy 9 days ago

    This weapon is covered under the second amendment. I'm getting a license to carry a record spinner!

  • _Maxmos_
    _Maxmos_ 10 days ago


  • Angelo Pieracci
    Angelo Pieracci 10 days ago

    Super cool! Thank you for doing this!

  • Harem Royality
    Harem Royality 10 days ago

    Stabilize the discs and send it back in time

  • Chris M
    Chris M 10 days ago

    yellow WAS up when it cracked. good call mate ;)

  • Wolf 11404
    Wolf 11404 10 days ago

    Do this same exact thing... but with fan blades.....

  • Dave Pawson
    Dave Pawson 10 days ago

    I found a piece sticking out my head. I must have a record breaking head.

  • David Unkown
    David Unkown 10 days ago

    I cant imagine building a plastic cover would have been hard to do, darwinism in the 21st century

  • James Wamboldt
    James Wamboldt 10 days ago

    That was trippy

  • Jay Marsh
    Jay Marsh 11 days ago

    You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby

  • Buttersnow
    Buttersnow 11 days ago

    Slowmoguys2 channel interview with the neighbors pls

  • BraixenFlame
    BraixenFlame 11 days ago

    Watch from 11:20 and set youtube playback speed to 0.25. And then just listen to thesound of the disk and also see the insane wabble. SO worth it!

  • Matthew Harris
    Matthew Harris 11 days ago +1

    Can we do this with a floppy disk

  • Neal D
    Neal D 11 days ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed the video! Like one of my top favorites! You guys are great!

  • BuckyRules17
    BuckyRules17 11 days ago

    Imagine instead of the bricks it's your body in the way of a shattering experience....

  • Jeff Peccato
    Jeff Peccato 11 days ago

    I think one of the reasons the record breaks into pieces, is that the motor itself is oscillating because it is mounted on a rod. That starts to move back and forth and initializes the oscillation of the record. Certainly the record will break without this effect, but I think it occurs sooner now.
    On the other hand, this explains why any record player does not more than 78 rpm... (lol)

  • EclipseGaming
    EclipseGaming 12 days ago

    That's a lottttttaaa dammmmaaage

  • tripjet999
    tripjet999 12 days ago +1

    ...wasting money almost as badly as NASA.

  • Skyler Hubbs
    Skyler Hubbs 12 days ago

    The reason the green portion went down, was because the grass is green, the red portion went to the right of the screen, because of the latter, blue went up, because the sky is blue, yellow went left, because your house looks yellow ish.
    It's funny how that turned out.

  • Mr Jay White
    Mr Jay White 12 days ago

    12:24 kubrick mode enguage!

  • Lee Hauxwell
    Lee Hauxwell 12 days ago

    Vinylly the video I have been waiting for.

  • Speed Zebra
    Speed Zebra 12 days ago

    12:25 is my fav part

  • gettie fekkkie gettie fekkkie

    Don't watch this in 0.25 speed unless you want veitnam flash backs

  • Antonio NG
    Antonio NG 13 days ago

    8:55 --> C.S.I moment

  • Dom Somers
    Dom Somers 13 days ago

    good god

  • Jimmy Jennings
    Jimmy Jennings 13 days ago

    I guess you could say these guys broke a few records doing this, they need to call up Guinness book of world records

    NOYDB 13 days ago

    @9:00 learning why the sky is blue was a bonus

  • Xb Nemesis
    Xb Nemesis 13 days ago

    Next vid playing a record while spinning at high speeds

  • Laura Kalthoff
    Laura Kalthoff 14 days ago

    who thumbs down such excellence?! BRAVO boys!

  • Brandon Costanzo
    Brandon Costanzo 14 days ago

    I have one of those too. I use mine with a stand fan.

  • Robert Elkins
    Robert Elkins 14 days ago


  • Justin Kemp
    Justin Kemp 14 days ago

    By far the best video I've seen.. please do more like this. Especially the cool effects at the end on the last record.

  • Jonah Christensen
    Jonah Christensen 14 days ago


    HEAVYWALL 70 14 days ago

    The cd is probably a lot more brittle
    The vinyl, being more pliable, could flex more before giving up

  • Edwin H.
    Edwin H. 15 days ago

    you 2 look like haven't sleep for a week

  • Ola P
    Ola P 15 days ago

    beautiful! minidisc next? :)

  • Garner Loudermilk
    Garner Loudermilk 15 days ago

    if the motor was mounted with more supports it would stop the record from wobbling as much...would love to see this in a vacuum chamber

  • Miles Delashmutt
    Miles Delashmutt 15 days ago


  • iiPrandz - Official Youtube Channel

    1:46 What Vinyl Record Album Is This?

  • Riff Devin
    Riff Devin 15 days ago

    now do it with 78s and have lots of ballistic gelatine

  • lorddarphyve
    lorddarphyve 16 days ago

    I calculate 11,728 RPM before detonation based on the frame by frame and the given FPS of 12,510. Anyone else?

  • Terminator
    Terminator 16 days ago

    everything looks cool in slowmo

  • Radio Paranormalium
    Radio Paranormalium 16 days ago

    Have you guys tried with a much heavier vinyl record?

  • Afrina Nabila
    Afrina Nabila 16 days ago

    Like your vdeo . from malaysia

  • Victorian Train Channel

    If they used bakelite records then they would almost desintagrate when they broke

  • BabyOxide
    BabyOxide 16 days ago

    the twitter messages LMAO

  • BillyBart
    BillyBart 17 days ago

    Glue a fly to an album, and see how long it takes it to puke.

  • Andres Henríquez
    Andres Henríquez 17 days ago

    Spin a fidget spinner witg that 😂🤓

  • Erin Allison
    Erin Allison 17 days ago

    I loved the wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee sound when they broke lol

  • InxaneNinja
    InxaneNinja 17 days ago

    Hello, I'm Gav.
    I'm Done.

  • Pedo Bear
    Pedo Bear 17 days ago

    That's a lot of damage.

  • RedPanda
    RedPanda 17 days ago

    We could use this as a granade if you made it compact

  • enragement.child
    enragement.child 17 days ago

    the little yellow piece at 11:45 was absolutely getting revenge for dan betting on the yellow section a few minutes earlier sfahsgvsahshfgsbah

  • B Z
    B Z 17 days ago


  • Snorri Ö.K.
    Snorri Ö.K. 17 days ago

    Can you send the pieces over to Nick Zammetti and see if he'd be willing to make something out of them? He is one of the Maker's Central founders on YT.

  • Scarlett Moody
    Scarlett Moody 17 days ago

    When they spun the frame it damaged brain cells I’m sure

  • EBHaenger SoB
    EBHaenger SoB 18 days ago

    What If you run a record/CD in a vacuum?

  • PinnacIeSaint
    PinnacIeSaint 18 days ago

    what would have been cool is if they'd spun two or three records at once. I wonder if the reinforcement would have made it last longer or shorter?

    AWSOME DUCK55 18 days ago

    you should shoot it while its spinning

  • Duddy PA
    Duddy PA 18 days ago

    Oh Geez That's Crazy

  • Duddy PA
    Duddy PA 18 days ago

    2:15-2:19 play it in 0.25 slow motion. You can see the record change shapes

  • tala
    tala 18 days ago +1

    12:44 played it on 0,25

  • Anym
    Anym 19 days ago

    giving "Spinnin' Records" a whole new meaning

  • Tendo Boom
    Tendo Boom 19 days ago

    the record gave up

  • Tendo Boom
    Tendo Boom 19 days ago

    i have no idea what to comment.

  • Cameron Harris
    Cameron Harris 19 days ago

    imagine having these guys as your neighbours but the fence being to high to ever figure out what all the noise was itd do my head in

  • Aruna Bhanushali
    Aruna Bhanushali 19 days ago

    Look even better in slow motion ☺👌

  • Sim Won
    Sim Won 19 days ago

    the fact that it draws a tree is so mind blowing

  • Conrad Jack
    Conrad Jack 19 days ago

    Imaging what kind of bomb technology this could make... 😵

  • ztoob8898
    ztoob8898 19 days ago

    You've got a nice motor and variac. Really nice camera. Maybe invest in an end wrench? It looks so bush league to be tightening the nut with needle-nose pliers. Otherwise, awesome video!

  • Craig Vanantwerp
    Craig Vanantwerp 20 days ago

    I did injection molding plastics for 35 years and the failure lines look exactly like polymer flow lines going from the gate(where the plastic enters) outwards. Flow lines are always a weak point in a molding.