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– Hello, I’m Gav. – I’m Dan. Welcome to the “Super Slow Show.” Today we have the world’s fastest card thrower. Oh! Oh! Dan: It just disappeared. Gav: It’s like a knife did it. And a fast-draw world champion. Dan: Oh! That was so quick. Gav: That was very quick. ( theme music playing )

– Hey, what’s going on? – Hello, Rick. How are you? Good. What is your speed record? My speed record? Ah, I can throw a playing card over 90 miles per hour. What? No. Oh! Oh! Geez, I reckon I can throw a card. – Let’s see. – Yeah? Yeah, let’s see where you’re gonna throw it. I’ll just chuck it. All right, let’s go. That’s really actually pretty impressive. You try throwing it. I’ve never thrown a card.

That’s perfect. That was a… – We’ll just cut that out. – Yeah, get rid of that. So how did you figure out that you could throw a card that far? Well, I’m a magician, so I always have cards on me. And I was a baseball pitcher. So I put the arts together. And I came up with a card throw the same way that I would throw like a curveball or a pitch. Do you think that you could get a card through the carrot? It’s gonna be really tough but I will do my best. Yeah? All right, here we go. – Oh! – Oh! I didn’t even feel it.

Like it just disappeared. Looks like a knife did it. – Look. – That is crazy.

Gav: Do you put much work into your concentration face? Yeah, thanks. That’s the problem that I have. You should probably work on that. I can’t. I can’t fix the face, I’m sorry. Gav: It wasn’t a glance. It actually bounced off the internals of the carrot. The carrot looked top. Now we’ve repositioned the Phantoms over Rick’s shoulder. And we got some celery. – All right, ready? – Yeah, I’m ready, I’m good. That is like a really clean cut.

I don’t think my teeth could even get it that clean. Geez. No. Messy. Dan: Whoa, just goes straight through. – Wow. – Rick: Nothing. Incredibly clean. Dan: Wow. Gav: I love that. It’s such a satisfying moment. Dan: Do you reckon you could got through two of these? Rick: Let’s try it. – Yeah? – Yeah. – All right, here we go. – Yep. Oh! Look how much it’s holding on by. Just a thread.

Through two. You say you’ve never done this before? Never done two before. Oh, lovely. And it’s falling. – Held on by a thread. – Yeah. Gav: I reckon you could go through two. And then maybe even hit a third one. Rick: Do you wanna try? Gav: Just find the critical celery amount? Dan: Let’s just find the critical celery amount, yeah. Okay, here we go. Oh! It definitely stuck in. But that seems to be the limit. I think it did hit into it, yes. So it wasn’t inaccurate. It was perfectly accurate. It just didn’t go quite through it. So we found the critical celery protection amount.

Whoa! Dan: That was a clean cut on both of them as well. Rick: I’ve never seen anything like that.

Rick, phenomenal skills. Thanks so much for showing us your speed. Yeah, it’s really impressive. I was shocked. Thank you so much for having me on your channel. Where can people find you? Ah, just check my YouTube channel out. And you can find me on there. Cool. Thanks for coming. Thanks. 

Next up in our video of extremely talented and fast people, we have a man who can fire five bullets from a handgun in a second. That’s right. We got fast-draw world champion, Jon Rivera, with us. – How’s it going, Jon? – Good. Pleasure, Gavin. – Jon. – Good to see you. Dan, pleasure.

That was a quick handshake. I like it. That’s my business. Because stuff tends to come out of a gun relatively quickly, we’re gonna use the V2511 today. We’ll be rolling at 28,000 frames a second. So super extreme slow mo. Super extreme slow mo. – Super mega. – Okay, cool. Hopefully, the shots will come in right about a quarter of a second to 22/100s of a second. To put that in perspective, you blink your eye at 22/100s of a second. Seriously impressive stuff. – All right. – Only if I hit. What we’re gonna be using is blanks. Basically using black powder. And, of course, there’s some secret ingredients I can’t tell you about.

We got other powder in there. Really? There’s a magnet at the end of the gun. And a magnet in each of the balloons. You boys ready? – Yeah. – Ready. Oh! I think one of those was a twofer. I think the last one was a twofer. – Yeah. – We’ll count it. Okay, well, let’s check out that high-speed footage and see exactly what happened there. Gav: There’s the balloon. Dan: That was, what, five rounds in under a second? Gav: Yeah.

Dan: With a manual weapon you have to cock every time. I struggle to do that with a semi.

Gav: There’s almost no time wasted between the hand coming back and the trigger being pulled. Like it’s always ready. – Extremely efficient. – Yeah, sure. Boom. Gav: So he missed that. Dan: I couldn’t tell that that happened. Gav: No. Dan: He went back for it! That was impressive. He was like… Missed that. Next one, going back, doing that again. I was like, wha– what happened? I love how he had five shots. He missed one.

He’s like gotta get both. – Got to make this count. – Yeah. Next up, Dan goes head to head with Jon. What are your thoughts? – Nice hat, by the way. – Thanks very much. It’s not so much a cowboy hat as a sitting on the porch hat… Yeah. – Keep chewing grass. – Keep your strawberries in it. Yeah, exactly, yeah. This is gonna be simple. I’m gonna hand you a loaded .45. Yep. – You’re gonna cock it. – Yep. You’re gonna point it at the target. Finger on the outside of the trigger. And when the light comes on, all you have to do is squeeze the trigger. Okay. So I am going to draw from the holster.

Cock it, level off and squeeze. And let’s see if I can beat you. Although I do have one disadvantage. I have to have my finger outside the trigger guard. Mine will be, too. Yeah, yeah. I have a disadvantage. It’s the same as yours. All right, fine. All right. Are you feeling lucky? Uh, punk? Go ahead and cock it. I can’t hold it. My finger’s too long. I can’t be inside… The light comes on, we’re going. All right. Now? Yep. Oh! Did you win? – I did. – He won.

Wow, that’s impressive. That’s seriously impressive. ‘Cause all I had to do was move my little finger. You had the whole thing to do. That was really cool. I’m really fascinated to check out the footage and see how close they actually were. Yeah. So this is our V2511 angle, extremely slow.

It’s like he’s pulling the trigger and still moving the gun forward as the hammer’s moving forward. It’s like the aim is still coming into place. And the hammer’s already going towards the bullet. Yeah.

Dan: Whoa! The hammer hit and it bounces back. And then you see the round come out. It’s that quick. It’s like a Newton’s Cradle. The hammer goes and now the bullet’s moving. He took one look at you and thought I can’t lose to this schmuck. Why am I wearing a lab coat and like a wicker cowboy hat? Gav: You look like Doyle, the cowboy scientist.

Oh, that was so quick. Oh, he smashed you! I can’t believe it! The slow mo makes it seem like there was such a huge gap. But in real time, it just sounded like one shot. And you can’t tell who won.

It’s like 200ths of a second. It’s kind of embarrassing, really. That’s nothing in real time. Well, thanks, Jon, very much for loaning us your fast-draw skills. I like the way you did that. – A pleasure. – Thank you so much. That was tremendous looking footage. Thank you. I’m amazed and blown away by it. Hopefully, you enjoyed that video. Feel free to subscribe to the Slow Mo Guys. And we’ll see you in the next episode of the “Super Slow Show.” I’m gonna practice. Subscribe! Hi, guys.

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