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90 ft. Vertical Spike Wave in Slow Mo

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09:52   |   Feb 13, 2019

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  • Here we are in Edinburgh.
  • That's in Scotland, Dan.
  • - Well, thanks. - Yeah.
  • We're at the "FloWave Research Facility"
  • at the University of Edinburgh
  • in this giant wave pool.
  • It's about 82 feet across,
  • and it's got 168 individual little
  • wave pusher paddles.
  • Gav: It's capable of creating hundreds
  • of different types of waves found in nature,
  • for various testing purposes.
  • But with the simultaneous activation
  • of all of the pushers, you can create
  • one giant spike wave right in the middle,
  • and that's what we're gonna get in slow-mo.
  • So we're here for the fun, silly wave?
  • - That's correct, yeah. - Okay, right.
  • Dan: We've waited for the water to settle,
  • 'cause apparently that's the best
  • to get the optimum large spike
  • because any sort of disturbance in the water
  • dissipates the energy slightly.
  • So really focusing it to the middle.
  • Got the Phantom set to 1,000 frames a second,
  • and we've also got some very bright lights
  • concentrated on the middle of the pool,
  • cause that's where the spike wave is gonna be.
  • I think we're ready.
  • - I think so. - Let's do it.
  • Dan: Oh, you can see the movement. Oh.
  • - Building up. - It's weird to just have perfect ripples.
  • - Building up. - Oh, look at that.
  • - Here we go. - Here it is.
  • - Whoa. Whoa! - Flippin' A.
  • - That was a really good one. - That was really good.
  • I liked how clear it was in the middle.
  • Gav: That is so weird looking.
  • Dan: The grid on the floor, it makes it look really...
  • - Gav: It looks like-- it looks like a wormhole. - ...computer generated.
  • Gav: It looks like someone's just pulling
  • - on space time. - Dan: Yeah.
  • Whoa. That's satisfyingly clear.
  • Gav: That is crazy.
  • It looks like-- you know when you drop
  • one single droplet in water
  • and it just goes... ( imitates drop )
  • It looks like that on a massive scale.
  • Gav: Look at what it did to the reflection on the wall.
  • - It focused. - That's the light bouncing.
  • Gav: It was, like, briefly a magnifying glass
  • on that part of the wall.
  • - Dan: That's a weird look as well, isn't it? - All falling back.
  • Gav: All right, look how much that sank down.
  • - Gav: That's really cool. - Dan: Ahh.
  • ( both imitating splash )
  • I'm ready for the skadoosh.
  • - Here we go. - ( gasps )
  • - ( imitating splash ) - Oh!
  • - ( Dan laughs ) - Gav: Absolutely colossal.
  • - Gav: Yeah, look at that. Traveling up the column. - Dan: Oh, wow.
  • You matched the speed pretty well there.
  • Gav: I caught up with it, yeah.
  • Dan: That's solid.
  • - Gav: Oh, right in the roof. - Dan: Good effort.
  • - At that point, it's like-- - Gav: Enough of that.
  • - Let's come back down. - Dan: Yeah.
  • Gav: Look at the reflection. You see the reflection
  • - either side of the spike? - Dan: Yeah.
  • - It looks so crystal. - ( Gav imitating splash )
  • Gav: What are we seeing right there?
  • Dan: It looks like a glass sword.
  • Gav: That looks amazing. Look how smooth that looks.
  • Gav: Nailed it.
  • Nice.
  • Dan, have you ever done this before?
  • What? Sat in a giant wave pool with a thousand rubber ducks?
  • - Yeah. - Buried? No.
  • I haven't, actually. It's funny, that.
  • So, your job is to go out to the middle
  • and disperse them nicely.
  • Okay. Lovely.
  • All right, it looks like you're all set.
  • It's actually quite hard to row
  • when I'm covered in ducks.
  • - It looks like you're going off on a voyage. - Yeah.
  • - Looks-- this is fun. - So how are you gonna
  • get them out of the boat in the water?
  • Oh, I guess really slowly.
  • I'm not really sure what I'm looking at.
  • ( Dan grunts )
  • Bath time.
  • Gav: That's a lot of ducks.
  • - Okay, I'm good. - It looks good.
  • - Done. - All right, duck close-up.
  • Dan: I wonder how airborne we can get here.
  • My bet is on, uh, Steven.
  • - Dan: Oh, yeah, Stevie. - He's the 95th duck from the right.
  • Dan: All the ducks are in the middle.
  • Bwosh! Whoa!
  • There's one-- one just landed.
  • One flew off over there.
  • That was amazing.
  • Dan: It's like a really fun bath, this.
  • Wow, they flew. You nailed the timing there.
  • Gav: Not the most light up there,
  • - but enough to see ducks. - I mean, you can tell
  • what's happening, right?
  • It's raining ducks down.
  • - Those ducks just went-- - Dan: Bwosh!
  • I like how you can see the ducks
  • on the other side of the spike as well.
  • If you look at it, you look through the water,
  • you can see through mid-air water,
  • into the base of other ducks.
  • Gav: Yeah. Is that the duck that went flying off?
  • Dan: I don't know.
  • Dan: Yeah, I think so. Yeah, look there he goes. There he goes.
  • Gav: One duck just sort of flying.
  • Dan: He got caught the backsplash,
  • so he got the secondary jet.
  • And now it's just raining ducks.
  • Gav: It's just raining ducks, yeah.
  • Dan: That was class.
  • And I think Steven was the one who went the highest, so--
  • - Can we verify that? - No.
  • - Can we get-- no? - Don't think we can.
  • - How do you feel, right... - Yeah?
  • - about taking it right in the face? - Okay, all right.
  • I knew it was a matter of time before you asked me.
  • - Glad you asked, obviously. - Yeah. Yeah, obviously.
  • Um, I'd say not full beans.
  • - So, half beans? - Yeah.
  • - Medium beans? - Medium beans.
  • All right. We can deal with that.
  • - Okay. - All right, well, let's--
  • let's move the old gantry over
  • and lean over the edge of it.
  • Brilliant.
  • Okay, I'm ready!
  • Dan, are you nervous?
  • Uh, it's hard not to be. Ooh.
  • Oh. Oh!
  • - Directly up my nose. - Where are your goggles?
  • Oh, no! They just disappeared.
  • Gav: Oh, okay. Here we go. Here it comes.
  • Dan: It looks like a tongue reaching out to--
  • - Ooh! - Gav: Right in the nose.
  • - Look how, like-- - Dan: Look at my nose! Look at that.
  • Look at that, like, blade of water coming out. You see that?
  • Gav: It's going straight up your nostrils.
  • Dan: And then I don't have any glasses on.
  • What happened to my glasses? Rewind it, see if--
  • Gav: Let's see if we can see where they went.
  • Those glasses were almost pointless.
  • Dan: They got, like, lifted off my face.
  • - Gav: Oh, yeah. - They're still there,
  • and then they get, like, lifted off.
  • Dan: So, I'm the only person
  • to ever get splashed by this wave tank, really.
  • Gav: Yeah, that's an honor, I think.
  • Dan: I think so.
  • Well, Dan, this is a precarious position.
  • I can't say I've ever protected the camera with my face before.
  • So we got the camera looking down into the waves.
  • I feel that would be quite a surreal shot.
  • But we also don't want to blast the lens and camera,
  • so Dan has volunteered his face again
  • to take the brunt of the wave.
  • We've also got a nice optical flap over the lens to protect it,
  • and we've bagged it so it doesn't get wet.
  • Hopefully, this should be a very surreal
  • and cool looking shot, but we will get wet.
  • And hopefully we won't break the camera as well.
  • Let me know when it's gonna come,
  • cause I don't-- I can't really see anything.
  • Now it is. Here we go.
  • Both: Whoa!
  • Whoa.
  • Gav: That looks so weird.
  • Because it's looking right over the grid,
  • it looks like it's warping space.
  • - Dan: Yeah. - Gav: That's really good.
  • Dan: It was like someone just took a bucket
  • and went, like, up my nose. Just like, "Ahh."
  • Gav: That's exactly what it looked like.
  • Dan: Straight up my nose.
  • ( chuckling )
  • Took it to the grid. Right in the grid hole.
  • Gav: Didn't even need the bag, after all that.
  • - I think we're good. - We need to save it.
  • Yeah.
  • - ( air whooshing ) - ( both shouting )
  • - Jeez. - The automatic airbag went off.
  • Oh, my God.
  • Well, Dan, that was some very surreal,
  • but very satisfying slow-mo footage.
  • It was. It was a varied day for me as well.
  • - Very fun. - Yeah, not your typical day.
  • I mean, I wasn't expecting to be
  • doing what I did today, to be honest.
  • - I don't think anyone was. - No.
  • And we sent some ducks to the moon, which is always a good thing.
  • Hopefully, you enjoyed that video.
  • Feel free to check out part two,
  • where we'll be learning more about waves,
  • in this place that's over here.
  • And you can subscribe, 'cause that would be lovely,
  • and you can come back whenever we make videos.
  • I've just realized we've left a thousand ducks in the pool.
  • Should we clean that up? We probably should.
  • Probably go back in there and clean that up, yeah.
  • Do you think they'd notice if we left them there?
  • - Gav: I think they would, yeah. - Dan: Oh.

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Gav and Dan go to an ocean simulator to film a wave that does not occur anywhere in nature in glorious 4K slow motion. Do we hit Dan in the face with it? Watch to find out. Spoiler: Yes.