Is The Car Flip Win/Fail Real Or Fake?

Mark-Potts by Mark-Potts on Jun. 11, 2013

You probably saw the video yesterday of the kid jumping over the car racing at him, hitting his feet on the windshield, flipping in the air, then landing on his feet. And like us, you probably thought he was the luckiest moron on the face of the Earth. And also like us, you probably thought it was fake.

But was it fake?

At first, it appears to be. The video begins with the camera on a tripod, locked off so post-production wizardry is easier to accomplish (be it green screen, simple masking, etc). Next, the car drives into frame, but we can’t see the ground. Since we don’t see the ground, we don’t see him land. Why is that? Is the kid that terrible at framing or is he hiding something?

Then we switch to a handheld shot that matches what the tripod shot recorded. Now you see the road, but you don’t see the kid land. That’s a flag right there.

So we want to say it’s fake. Yet, many things make us pause before going that far.

First, his trajectory. He obviously hits something as he goes up in the air as his angle completely changes and his leg gets bent back.

Second, the reactions seem genuine. In fake videos of these kinds, people tend to get too excited, too loud, and too over-the-top. These three people are sort of muted in their reactions (excited for the jumper at first. He’s very excited. More on that later) as if something truly crazy happened and they are trying to take it all in. The girl driving the car seems genuinely in shock, as if she just almost killed her friend. The girl holding the camera is sort of silent, and the kid celebrates, then starts immediately telling his friend he will fix her car.

Then, the handheld camera doesn’t move right after impact, as if shock stopped the camera operator from doing anything until she realized her friend landed on his feet and not his head, spilling brains everywhere.

Which is it? Real or fake? Let’s look at some an obviously fake stunt and an obviously real stunt before we decide.

33 comments
TopGunTrophey
TopGunTrophey

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KeyToe
KeyToe User

something happens to the entire screen right when he comes in at 0:05 and after the impact at 0:07, like there's some graphic effect. can't prove it but looks fake

KeyToe
KeyToe

something happens to the entire screen right when he comes in at 0:05 and after the impact at 0:07, like there's some graphic effect. can't prove it but looks fake

Jordan-Jesmeen-62
Jordan-Jesmeen-62 User

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Jordan-Jesmeen-62
Jordan-Jesmeen-62

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Jordan-Jesmeen-62

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emokid666
emokid666

Fake why wouldn't they film good enough for you to see??? it is obviously fake.

LostKeys
LostKeys

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iduno2much
iduno2much User

These kids will NOT make it!

doggin6
doggin6 User

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doggin6
doggin6

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Foqnax
Foqnax User

Real or not, didn't they realise that the centre of attention was in the lower left corner? That's hardly ideal shooting.

Foqnax
Foqnax

Real or not, didn't they realise that the centre of attention was in the lower left corner? That's hardly ideal shooting.

rooner15
rooner15 User

no shattered ankle??? wtf FAKE

rooner15
rooner15

no shattered ankle??? wtf FAKE

Macgyver56
Macgyver56 User

I watched the slow mo a number of times, and I tend to believe that it is real. I also think the reactions did not seem fake like they always do in these videos.

Macgyver56
Macgyver56

I watched the slow mo a number of times, and I tend to believe that it is real. I also think the reactions did not seem fake like they always do in these videos.

Corvinetti
Corvinetti

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Corvinetti
Corvinetti

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TopGunTrophey
TopGunTrophey User

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simondorsey325
simondorsey325

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Jordan-Jesmeen-62 User

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emokid666
emokid666

Fake why wouldn't they film good enough for you to see??? it is obviously fake.

LostKeys
LostKeys User

I stopped caring about real or fake when Break removed their slow motion feature

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