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Flamethrower vs. fire extinguisher Answered

The video for "Ritalin" by Dancing Pigeons features some lovely slo-mo footage of a battle between a flamethrower and a fire extinguisher. Well, the battle itself isn't as intense as it sounds, really, but the footage is pretty damn cool. The footage was shot with a Vision Research Phantom, a camera I truly wish was affordable. I would be shooting everything in slo-mo.

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eXtremeSomething

6 years ago

For an AWESOME TWIST start playing "fire" by kasabian 3 seconds before pressing play on this video. Have fun.

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zombiekiller42

7 years ago

the flamethrower and fire extinguisher battle was cool but the teeth were so distracting.

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SHIFT!

7 years ago

Wow did you shoot this?

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Koosie

8 years ago

Wow, that flamethrower got some serious range!

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Skyfinity

8 years ago

Father's, lock up your daughters. These two fellows are intoxicating with their flaming good looks. Danger Danger.

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EmmettO

8 years ago

Cool video. I wouldn't bank on a fire extinguisher stopping a flamethrower. I imagine that the duelist were set up at the right distance to make this look like the streams were canceling each other out. I'm reasonably sure the flamethrower would not be banned internationally if it was so easily countered.

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JCoffeyEmmettO

Reply 8 years ago

Flamethrowers are 100% legal to own in the US, with no regulatory measures like firearms. Youre just as likely to hurt yourself as anyone else with one tohugh haha

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EmmettOJCoffey

Reply 8 years ago

Makes me wonder how these guys got ahold of one. . . :)

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_soapy_

8 years ago

If you want to do really neat tricks with a cheap(ish) camera, get a Canon and install CHDK onto it. Not sure anyone has cracked hundreds of frames a second video, but there are scripts to let you do motion detection with really fast photos, so letting you freeze time without much effort.

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fungus amungus_soapy_

Reply 8 years ago

CHDK is a lot of fun and a powerful addition to standard cameras, but it's firmware and as such can't improve the hardware it runs on. One of its best abilities goes in the other direction: making cool time lapse videos with the intervalometer.

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jeff-o

8 years ago

Awesome video. Flamethrower would totally pwn the fire extinguisher, though.

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incase

8 years ago

Sick video

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Rusak

8 years ago

May be, if it so - it is fine.

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=3

8 years ago

Epic