Jean-Claude Van Damme's Epic Split for Volvo Is Insane

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  1. Dockworker

    Dockworker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Amazing ending. I would have fallen off.

    [video=youtube_share;M7FIvfx5J10]http://youtu.be/M7FIvfx5J10[/video]
     
  2. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Amazing ending? I missed it. Now, if someone was ramming the Volvo while shooting a machine gun at him and he stayed on, I'd be impressed.
     
  3. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    I can back a set of doubles like that......while doing the splits. :)
     
  4. FLOUNDER

    FLOUNDER I am LAST

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    I've been in your truck and you aint spliting in there.
     
  5. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    My feet stick out the side windows....
    Were you smelling my seat again??! :p
     
  6. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    I saw this video on another forum, where the membership has only one truck driver (can you guess which one?). I commented that I felt it was impossible to back the two trucks 300 feet at the speed they appear to be going, as straight as they did, and then move them apart from one another to force Van Damme to do the splits like that.

    They all disagree with me, and believe the video was shot as presented, with the trucks actually moving in reverse.

    I don't think it is possible to move two trucks, with trailers, backwards, 300 feet, with the precision shown in the video. I think they shot the stunt with the trucks moving forward, then ran it backwards to make it look like the trucks were going in reverse.
     
  7. FLOUNDER

    FLOUNDER I am LAST

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    we smell ur truck and then walk up too it
     
  8. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    Or...borrowed the weather guys green screen.
     
  9. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Come on that was an ad to sell trucks.
    Was it documented to be real,or just a computer animation?

    With all of the stuff that can be done with our modern day computers it is very difficult to weed out the real from the fake.
     
  10. iNeedAngerMngmt

    iNeedAngerMngmt Legend Last Man Standing

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  11. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    This was faked by college students. Hollywood and advertisers have much better equipment and software available. The truck video has way less "action" that has to be edited, so IMO....the truck video is fake also.
     
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  12. Apostolic

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  13. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    I still wonder how they kept the trailer from straying, and running true behind the tractor.

    (One thing I must add, after watching the video a half dozen times, I just realize that one of the trucks is a straight truck, not a tractor-trailer. That would make the stunt slightly easier to perform.)
     
  14. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    well, I AM REAL.....but sometimes....

    I FAKE IT...!!!
     
  15. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    oh great...so according to the article, it was indeed shot with the trucks driving in reverse...

    now...will the DOT require us to drive in reverse now, knowing it can be done, if everyone is ordered to buy these trucks..??

    what will happen to all the trucks we have on our roads now..??

    ship them to Mexico, Guatemala, the Philippines..???

    some truckers still cannot drive going forwards....now we're gonna have 'em drive backwards..???

    since so many inept drivers cannot negotiate the fuel islands, or parking spaces, or loading docks, does this improve thier job skills now, or worsen them.>??

    and finally...Jean-Claude, did not seem to "age well", and at only.....53...!!

    here i am at the age of 465647564783037017567831...and I LOOK MARVELOUS.....

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  16. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    here is yet another actor doing this amazing split..

    you may have to scroll to the video below the Van Dam video


    [video]http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-news/channing-tatum-matches-jcvd-epic-split-set-22-183701197.html[/video]
     
  17. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh my what a goof,guess he didn't count on cramping.
     

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