Snapping a Steel Rod 1000x slower - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Published on Jan 18, 2017
  • 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.
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    Filmed with the Phantom v2511 at 28,000fps
    Snapping Reinforced Steel in Slow Motion - The Slow Mo Guys
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  • Gushousekai195
    Gushousekai195 7 days ago

    3:07 That... is a beautiful sound.

  • Random Guy
    Random Guy 13 days ago

    you guys sound like kids

  • Michael Ricci
    Michael Ricci 17 days ago

    y'all being so close to the machine is giving me anxiety

  • Leb Boiz
    Leb Boiz 17 days ago

    Film bullets

  • Arijit Datta
    Arijit Datta 22 days ago

    How in the world did you guys figure out where along the length of the bar would it snap? It might as well could have been where it was gripped ..?

  • Exempty
    Exempty 22 days ago

    I am ashamed of myself

  • Pencil Squeak
    Pencil Squeak 22 days ago

    Why do their voices sound higher

  • Larry Fine
    Larry Fine 23 days ago


  • Wouter Visser
    Wouter Visser 28 days ago

    220000 lbs - 99,790.32 kg

  • Abby Clark
    Abby Clark Month ago

    Um I don't get it the force of it snapping caused heat what is wrong with that

  • super Jenius11
    super Jenius11 Month ago

    I accidentally paused it mid snap

  • elveezultra
    elveezultra Month ago

    definitely too long video...

  • Riley Farley
    Riley Farley Month ago

    not because of the bar breaking because of there screams

  • Mohamed Musthaq
    Mohamed Musthaq Month ago

    Fastest way to remove rust tho

  • Ariq Fauzan
    Ariq Fauzan Month ago

    I wanna see this thing fight a hydraulic press

  • John Loman
    John Loman Month ago

    I forget that you guys are british when you use pounds as a weight unit.

  • Ordinary_dudes1
    Ordinary_dudes1 Month ago

    Plot twist: machine snaps

  • Łukasz Jestem
    Łukasz Jestem Month ago


  • SiwEQ
    SiwEQ Month ago +1

    3:03 😘😘

  • Nom Nomek
    Nom Nomek Month ago

    Atomy puściły 😀

    PEMUDA INDO Month ago

    Kok judulnya Indonesia ya

  • My Two Cents
    My Two Cents Month ago

    I would be interested in seeing the bar welded back together, and then stretched again to see if it breaks at the weld.

  • love king
    love king Month ago

    3:05 what are you looking for?

  • ItsDoctorFoxy TY
    ItsDoctorFoxy TY Month ago

    Is that a rooster teeth shirt 🤔

  • Gary Vallone
    Gary Vallone Month ago

    Sometimes I watch a video that only makes me realize how truly bored I am as an individual

  • Lars Wacker
    Lars Wacker Month ago +2

    It might broke faster than light can Travel. we will Not know untill we have a better Camera

    • Digit
      Digit Month ago

      Lars Wacker there is no possible way that broke faster than the speed of light homie.

    • Lars Wacker
      Lars Wacker Month ago

      Digit wtf does that mean???

    • Digit
      Digit Month ago

      Lars Wacker wtf you on about?

  • Alan Simple
    Alan Simple Month ago


  • Eagle Gaming BV
    Eagle Gaming BV Month ago

    It's funny because when you guus say kip, you actually say chicken in dutch

  • Mursky Gamming
    Mursky Gamming Month ago

    Judul indo. Indo mantap 😁

  • Fek Z
    Fek Z Month ago


  • bruno covas brandimarte

    Parece o fallen

  • Shane Gordon
    Shane Gordon Month ago

    Thank me later 1:49

  • guy wainstock
    guy wainstock Month ago

    How tf did you know...

  • Mohsin YT
    Mohsin YT Month ago

    3:06 my battery is low and it's getting dark😢

  • Jürgen Domian
    Jürgen Domian Month ago

    You guys are soo stupid

  • Brijesh Somaiya
    Brijesh Somaiya Month ago

    Kip means?

  • rituraj kumar
    rituraj kumar Month ago

    I have a question why neck formation doesn't occur in the rod?

  • Riziq khabib
    Riziq khabib Month ago

    Ko judul nya bahasa Indonesia yh?

  • Adam Raymond
    Adam Raymond Month ago

    Should have shown stress vs strain diagram. How was the bar heat treated? What does the fracture surface look like?

    LUCAS PETERSON Month ago

    Go to the slow mo and put the slow mo on your settings on your welcome

  • Jean francisco
    Jean francisco Month ago

    Is that french accent?

  • Jort Ehlers
    Jort Ehlers Month ago +3

    I was constantly laughing kip means chicken in the netherlands

  • diferencial diferencial

    You got nothin better to do? Omfg what i just clicked on.. Now im here between 8 milion virgins who never seen a snaped bar🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ anyway its my fault

  • Adver Space
    Adver Space Month ago

    I can watch this video a million times!!!

  • golden rules
    golden rules Month ago

    Slow motion when female do big orgasme

  • Funkmonk 187
    Funkmonk 187 Month ago

    3:06 ps2 opening sound

  • Gavin Crook
    Gavin Crook Month ago

    I like how my name is Gavin to

  • owais Qureshi
    owais Qureshi Month ago

    Windows XP in that lab

    CHUNGUS Month ago

    Pls meme

  • grodt88
    grodt88 Month ago

    why you translate title to my language cickbaiting me?

  • Joel Marr
    Joel Marr Month ago

    Any chance you could do this again with a polished metal rod?

  • MrCodexNetv
    MrCodexNetv Month ago

    I have been ashamed of myself

  • yash bansal
    yash bansal Month ago

    See video after 3 min if you don't wanna to waste your time

  • Master R Milan
    Master R Milan Month ago

    2:35 , but watch from 2:20

  • Ali Husnain
    Ali Husnain Month ago

    I did not think anything but when i read that line it diverted my mind.....

  • renmer jhon razo
    renmer jhon razo Month ago

    ur the guy from "Lazer Team"😃

  • Crazyrat
    Crazyrat Month ago

    60 fps??

  • Jaswanth Royal
    Jaswanth Royal Month ago

    We call it universal testing machine, I did this experiment in my college

  • Fisher Of Men
    Fisher Of Men Month ago +1

    Stretch a diamond.

  • Samuel Lacavera
    Samuel Lacavera Month ago

    Ribbed for her pleasure -Ave

  • Załamka .W CHOLERE

    Na cholere taki długi ten film? Wystarczy 30 sekund :/

  • J Cruz R
    J Cruz R Month ago

    Lmao “ I know what your thinking “

  • Im Not A Player
    Im Not A Player Month ago

    how many ton's pull force ?

  • Chey Mac
    Chey Mac Month ago +2

    Im an ironworker so this was interesting to watch

  • Autismo Maximo
    Autismo Maximo Month ago +1

    **Thanos has joined the chat**

  • Chief H Der 13
    Chief H Der 13 Month ago +1

    4:04 subtitles lmao

  • Raghav Baijal
    Raghav Baijal Month ago +1

    "I know what you're thinking, & you should be ashamed". XD

  • Noah Morgan
    Noah Morgan Month ago

    What is the point of it

  • TheArchDemon
    TheArchDemon Month ago

    In slow-motion it kind of sounds like a Tibetan gong

    • John Uferbach
      John Uferbach Month ago

      its not the real sound though, they just chose a sound that sounds like a bell to lay over the video of it breaking

  • Gracjan Fratczak
    Gracjan Fratczak Month ago

    Żadnego polaka nie ma

  • NM
    NM Month ago

    Use metric units

  • Michael Angelo
    Michael Angelo Month ago


  • The Speed Channel
    The Speed Channel Month ago +1

    Hold on, why are they running Windows XP?

  • Seha Avunduk
    Seha Avunduk 2 months ago

    Türkçe altyazı güzel olmuş qpdkspckwğfm

  • sentinel76
    sentinel76 2 months ago

    Sounds like the microphone clipped the breaking noise - bars this size tend to break with a massive bang. They also tend to make the machine jump at failure, very impressed with how smoothly this tensile machine handled it.

  • its yo boi chips ahoy
    its yo boi chips ahoy 2 months ago

    4:04 i didn't get it until after you said that at the bottom

  • Cosmos Watching
    Cosmos Watching 2 months ago

    Should have measured the length first.

  • TheRealGamer / TRG
    TheRealGamer / TRG 2 months ago

    Still usin' Windows XP lol

  • CharlieUK
    CharlieUK 2 months ago

    -GAAAAAAAAAAAVIN!!- that _was_ a thing

  • Tyler Mason
    Tyler Mason 2 months ago

    The stuff falling off is mill scale

  • Jortnite 12
    Jortnite 12 2 months ago

    Kip is dutch for chicken 😂😂

  • Anurag Singh
    Anurag Singh 2 months ago

    This is fake.Rod is a paid actor.

  • tee money
    tee money 2 months ago

    Hahaha you got me, and yes I am a little ashamed 🤭😂😂

  • Inspector Steve
    Inspector Steve 2 months ago


  • zong zonj
    zong zonj 2 months ago

    in one day 1 million views. wow

  • Jonàs Valls Bosch
    Jonàs Valls Bosch 2 months ago

    Why does it break in the middle?

    • John Uferbach
      John Uferbach Month ago

      i'd think it doesn't actually break in the middle... the forces should be the same all the way through, so it will break at for example an imprefection in the metal

  • Greg Siska
    Greg Siska 2 months ago

    How far did the bar stretch before it failed? How much thinner was the cross-section after?

    BOINI RAJENDER 2 months ago

    Hai, this is Rajendar india...
    I have borewell hole... Since 25 years back one iron rod is going into bore well hole...So how to come iron rod into bore well hole.... Please helpme

  • Mickey Bitsko
    Mickey Bitsko 2 months ago

    That's not a beam. It's a deformed rod. AKA "rebar." We used to pull them apart at a lab I worked for. The fattest I ever saw pulled was a #11. 11/8 of an inch. "Tension" is not a strong enough word. You are sweating hard by the time it snaps. We learned to put sheets of lead on top of the press because the big ones would shoot through the ceiling if there was nothing there to stop them.

  • alex cazz
    alex cazz 2 months ago

    Make a slow MO video on how fast the human reacts to certain things

  • Rider Life journey
    Rider Life journey 2 months ago

    @4:04 i didn't think like that. You should Ashame yourself that why you add this .

    GAMING LIFE97 2 months ago

    Is there a slight amount of helium in the room

  • Deby Putu adam
    Deby Putu adam 2 months ago

    wow sungguh mengejutkan 😁👍

  • Fabian M.
    Fabian M. 2 months ago

    Can you make this with a strech armstrong?

  • Gabriel James Eramian
    Gabriel James Eramian 2 months ago

    3:17 does anyone here a sort of tone that could ressemble an xbox opening?

  • Gabriel James Eramian
    Gabriel James Eramian 2 months ago

    220 kip equates to 978 horsepower

  • Gabriel James Eramian
    Gabriel James Eramian 2 months ago

    2:11 how can Dan have been in the military if he's such a coward? ;)

  • 20th century rock and country

    I know what your thinking you should be ashamed of yourself

  • Suripat Patsuri
    Suripat Patsuri 2 months ago +1

    It's impressive. I usually fast forward to the slomo subject and end up watching 20 seconds of every video these guys post. Thanks anyway.

  • Marino Lazzari
    Marino Lazzari 2 months ago

    I think the machine is the solution when Lego pieces stick