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justin666
08-12-2009, 12:12 PM
but what the fuck!? haha

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NHMike
08-12-2009, 12:15 PM
I saw this the other day. I call Bullshit on it. Looks cool though.

NHMike
08-12-2009, 12:16 PM
If you poke around the site that came from, there's some funny ass shit on there.

currysurr
08-12-2009, 12:27 PM
yeah I saw that somewhere else too, its funny, but I highly doubt it could be real.

BigDawg
08-12-2009, 12:30 PM
I've seen it a hundred times. It's all over the internet. There's no way it's real, but it looks cool.

crass
08-12-2009, 12:31 PM
begs the question.. why would those dudes setup an enormous ramp to make a fake video?

then again the entire down slope could be real then the tranny could be cgi

willythepirate
08-12-2009, 12:35 PM
I don't think it is either, however if it was the dude has huge ass nuts and is extremely good at math

currysurr
08-12-2009, 12:39 PM
This one is pretty good too.


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BigDawg
08-12-2009, 12:46 PM
It's not the ramp, the distance, the fact that they only put two buckets of water on the slide that sways my opinion. It's not that there is nothing insuring his trajectory is straight and he doesn't pile in the side of the mountain...It's not even the fact that he wouldn't be be able to gain that much speed in such a short distance.

It's that there's no way in hell that he could land in the little ass pool with that much momentum and not shatter every bone in his body on the bottom of it/that wood platform and/or tear straight through the side of it.

WayneBallard
08-12-2009, 3:49 PM
but what the fuck!? haha

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Yeah I saw this on Mr. Boyles blog...It looks very fake.

lobstermobster
08-12-2009, 4:08 PM
its fake for sure but who cares its still fucking rad

Magickman
08-12-2009, 4:14 PM
It IS possible IMO.

1. The water was thrown on the slide right before he went down, so he would have been sliding with the water.

2. The landing platform looked a bit higher than the ram which means he would only have forward velocity and not gravity. Including wind resistance he would be slowing down anyway.

I had a lab in first year physics that we did the same experiment as the video using a ramp and ball and predicting where the ball was gonna land. If it landed in the square you predicted you passed. We passed and did it all with just a calculator and a few physics calculations.

Magickman
08-12-2009, 4:17 PM
PROJEKT MEGAWOOSH

ROFL

Anyone read German?

http://www.mach-es-machbar.de/das-projekt-megawoosh.php5

deucepjd
08-12-2009, 4:29 PM
This one is pretty good too.


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that is funny as hell.

eliwolf6
08-12-2009, 6:22 PM
fake. for sure..

sickboi55
08-12-2009, 6:29 PM
all of you are nuts. FAKE??? are you serious. i was there and went down the slide myself. after the first couple of time we took the gators out and started filming. that shit was a blast.

Boylecomm
08-12-2009, 7:48 PM
Same Shit, of course it's not real. well done and funny yes.

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Jared
08-12-2009, 11:42 PM
This one is pretty good too.


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I laughed my ass off at this

philbey
08-13-2009, 6:05 AM
the math is easy.

getting it to work is hard!

both good vids though.

ohmyguinness
08-14-2009, 10:17 AM
Microsoft's Marketing Stunt Goes Viral
Posted Aug 13, 2009 03:35pm EDT by Chris Nichols in Computers, Internet, Media, Software and Services, Newsmakers
Related: msft, aapl
Turns out the official recipe for fun and the way to create an Internet sensation are the same: Start with a megacorporation, add in a group of Germans on a hillside, liberally take advantage of slick editing software and let the power of the Web do its thing.
If you spend any time online, have a TV or know anyone who does, you've probably heard about the latest craze blasting its way through cyberspace. In case you haven't, a recap: A guy in a neoprene suit goes barreling down a waterslide, flies off the end and through the air, traveling a great distance, and splashes down in a tiny pool. It's the MegaWoosh. See?

MEGAWOOSH @ Yahoo! Video
Please understand. This is a hoax. It didn't happen. Ultimately, it's an ad for Microsoft Germany. Still, it is awfully clever. Heck, some commentators out there on the Net are suggesting it could be one of the greatest fakes in the history of the World Wide Web.
One big question is whether this will help to reposition Microsoft as a force to be reckoned with in the collective mind of the world's tech-obsessed masses. For the better part of this decade to date, that's been pretty much dominated by Apple. You know, the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone, etc. What, you think those "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" commercials just happened one day by accident?
How this excellent production came together can be boiled down to something like this -- a stuntman starts down the slide, but a rope keeps him from going too far, the thing that's airborne isn't a person, but is instead animation, and the principal character ended up in the pool by dropping off a small ramp. Piece it seamlessly together, and there you go.
According to NewTeeVee, a marketing firm that deals with viral ads was signed up to get the video on to a few dozen Web sites. The agency claimed it was planning for the spot to stay in Germany, but c'mon, this is the Internet we're talking about here. With social networking having effectively taken over the known universe and serving as our sole means of communication with other humans, there was no chance this thing was seriously going to remain confined to one nation in Western Europe. (Did they really want it to? Really?)
This story is only a few days old, and it's captivated millions of viewers. News outlets are spreading the word. Type the word "megawoosh" into Yahoo's search engine and you will get about 270,000 hits. Believers in the stunt are crying foul at those who would insist it's as phony as the moon landing. Wait, bad example. You know what I mean, though.
Now stop wasting time, and go watch the trick again.

Probably done on a Mac...