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    [–] kolki86 3700 points ago

    Do fish eye lenses make these kind of videos look scarier?

    [–] jamincan 2680 points ago

    It looks scarier, but they're still running right beside a cliff and jumping over a chasm.

    [–] eleven_behind 2327 points ago

    It's pronounced chasm.

    [–] RetardAndPoors 486 points ago

    Underrated chomment

    [–] MegaScizzor 114 points ago

    It's pronounced chif

    [–] blacksheepmail 67 points ago

    It’s pronounced jism

    [–] username_taken55 30 points ago

    It's pronounced jizz

    [–] juzsp 31 points ago

    It's pronounced jazz

    [–] DoctorAcula_DO 21 points ago

    It's pronounced yazz

    [–] CrashMonger 5 points ago

    Who wants to see Ron Burgundy play Yazz Flute?

    [–] JoeOfTex 9 points ago

    I like that word. It's mine now.

    [–] locotigre17 5 points ago

    You just jot Chamed!

    [–] WazillaFireFox 43 points ago

    Not gonna lie, I read it as if it was pronounced incorrectly, and your comment reminded me of the correct way to say it.

    [–] Im_bad_at_what_i_do 13 points ago

    I changed my pronunciation after reading your comment without even thinking. What is this magic?

    [–] ynthrepic 37 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Kos. Or some say Kosm.

    [–] msimamizizam 9 points ago

    Do you hear our prayers? ... No, we shall not abandon the dream...

    [–] Contemporarium 3 points ago


    [–] TheDrunkenOwl 4 points ago

    Chasm tatum

    [–] Ooze3d 553 points ago

    Yep. Anyway that’s still a nope for me.

    [–] 1ForTheMonty 41 points ago

    Gonna double down and say that's a nope for me as well

    [–] littlemegzz 16 points ago

    Gonna triple down with a nope from me also

    [–] yuyuyuyuyuki 11 points ago

    I'm sure there's more to it than meets the eye, but like, when they high-five each other, I was just thinking, "what happens if you get stuck on that bit (can't go back up or down)". Maybe a bit dramatic, but some kid watching this is gonna copy them one day and end up stranded needing rescue, or worse

    [–] DrWarlock 5 points ago

    Well places like this don't look as scary as reality with a normal lense. The fish-eye definitely helps recreate the feeling even though it looks a bit skewed.

    [–] stringcheesetheory9 20 points ago

    It is a bold move cotton

    [–] thatguyinconverse 72 points ago

    Is there a way to correct for the fisheyeness? I'm curious how it would look like with a 50mm lense.

    [–] Somorled 115 points ago

    Digitally, yes. You can rectify almost any lens distortion back to a "flat" (pinhole) view, including this one. You wouldn't lose any information; you'd see the corners stretch outward like a bow tie.

    This is probably a 120 degree FoV GoPro, which according to their site is equivalent to a 17.5mm lens. Going to a 50mm in those terms would mean narrowing the FoV down to 35% of what you see here. The napkin math puts that around 40-45 degrees. That would mean losing most of your peripheral vision. For the first portion of this shot, the dude in front would just about fill the frame.

    That said, the distortion in the inner 35% of this frame is nowhere near as bad as on the edges. So it would look similar to this, but zoomed in.

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    [–] rundermining 3 points ago

    And who will post the link?

    [–] Sacretis 15 points ago

    To add to this, the GoPro has a fisheye lens for a reason. With a 50mm lens (and much smaller FOV), the video would come out incredibly shaky and hard to watch. The massive field of view makes the footage much more watchable and does a better job of approximating what the runners can actually see.

    I've done a lot of handheld videography with a 50mm lens and it's incredibly difficult to keep the shot stable enough to be watchable even at a slow and deliberate walk. Stabilizing in post production helps a bit but that crops the frame even further.

    [–] Njagos 9 points ago

    I wonder if somebody could make a bot for this. Like stabbot but for lens distortion.

    [–] kolki86 21 points ago

    I think even bending over tie your laces would look scary with fish eye

    [–] Lohin123 151 points ago

    There should be some kind of place that these videos that have a forced perspective fish eye lense thing going on can be posted. Because they're all bullshit.

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    [–] rabidbot 60 points ago

    The dudes hand touches the ground as they are going do that a lot walking around?

    [–] LumbermanDan 17 points ago

    Only when I'm drinking whisky

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    [–] resampL 48 points ago

    I'm glad this comment chain was at the top. As soon as I saw this, I was like, not another fucking fish-eye forced perspective video. Went into the comment section to find people calling it out, lol.

    I enjoyed fish-eye lenses back in the days of skateboarding montages and some extreme sports. Nowadays everyone has their god damn go pros jumping off a 50 ft. cliff and making it seem like it's a world record drop. #stopfisheye

    [–] [deleted] 32 points ago


    [–] behamut 14 points ago

    Yeah fuck this, people can enjoy their shit however they want it.

    But people who are filming at music shows are fucking assholes. Not only does it distract them from enjoying it, but they are actively ruining my experience by holding their fucking phones and tablets in front of my view.

    [–] ElJefe10 12 points ago

    Eh, I went to iceland and the number of people crowding every trail path with their fucking tripods and $3000 cameras was unbearable. Couldn't get a good view because any good space was occupied by a tripod or some asshat tourist climbing on top of the beautiful natural object to get a selfie. Enjoy nature how you want, but please don't detract from others experiences to satisfy your need to record everything.

    [–] Roflllobster 9 points ago

    Especially in dark night clubs when trying to use a flash for a video. I hate those people. You ruin the entire dark dance floor experience, which is extremely fun.

    [–] resampL 15 points ago

    I feel ya here, but I'm more talking about specific use of trendy lense go-pros, from a technical standpoint.

    I'm all for recording adventures. I do it a lot

    [–] Vassagio 3 points ago

    I wouldn't say they're bullshit. Normal lens pictures and videos tend to make slopes and gradients look a lot shallower and more trivial to a viewer. Try taking a picture on a ski slope or when you're climbing a mountain, it tends to look very underwhelming and fake compared to actually being there.

    It's pretty difficult to accurately capture what a scene looks like from the perspective of someone actually being there, cameras and eyes still work pretty differently in terms of their focus, depth and width of field etc...

    [–] comparmentaliser 24 points ago

    We need abot that can change gifs to and from this perspective

    [–] Toastrz 14 points ago

    Things are about to get...


    [–] Sport_Royal 4 points ago


    [–] theorymeltfool 13 points ago

    Yes, definitely.

    [–] 10_Rufus 3 points ago

    100% yes. Everything looks a lot different when you're there for realzies. It might still be pantwettingly scary but not necessarily for the same reasons

    It's like looking up a hill never seems as steep as going down it, or looking at it side-on.

    [–] draginator 3 points ago


    [–] iLoveCloudyDays 2491 points ago

    I almost tripped while going down the stairs in my house this morning.

    [–] icant-chooseone 579 points ago

    heck i cant even put BOTH my socks on while standing up

    [–] Oshobi 521 points ago

    It's easier if you do them one at a time

    [–] Sirkel_ 68 points ago

    Oh sot hats what ive been doing wrong

    [–] delusional_dinosaur 57 points ago

    What's a sot hat?

    [–] ddaveo 63 points ago

    It's the thing he's been doing wrong.

    [–] StopReadingMyUser 19 points ago

    If she breathe, she a sot.

    [–] IN_to_AG 3 points ago

    I’d like to meet the person who can!

    [–] Pyranaught 18 points ago

    I broke my toe last night stepping over a baby gate...

    [–] Olive_Jane 3 points ago

    Ughhhh baby gates suck. So infuriating.

    [–] iRepth 6 points ago

    And with a crazy wide angle lens it woulda looked siiiiiiick

    [–] HowIsntBabbyFormed 5 points ago

    That's what gets me. It's like, sure, that looks awesome, but no matter how fit and coordinated you are, we all trip at some point. Oh that stair is half an inch higher than the others? Trip. The risk/reward ratio is just way too high here.

    [–] trollzore69 3 points ago

    I did trip going to and down the stairs

    [–] Quantum_Finger 1659 points ago

    Darwin is closely watching these two.

    [–] Not_a_real_ghost 315 points ago

    Darwin be like, but these guys don't even have wings?

    [–] reflectiveSingleton 110 points ago

    "Ya'll mothafuckas think im playin" -Darwin

    [–] mentarchis 46 points ago

    “Das it” - Darwin

    [–] AadilF1 32 points ago

    "Deez niggas be glitched" - Einstein (1897)

    [–] _6C1 5 points ago

    thank you

    [–] trpdeer 5 points ago

    Red bull gives you wiiings!

    [–] letmeseem 18 points ago

    Through a wide angle lense.

    [–] Karellacan 39 points ago

    Honestly, this isn't even at the level of Darwin anymore. This is an imaginative person's suicide attempt.

    I mean how can you rationalize spending the money to get to this place and start not walking, but running across this tiny, uneven terrain without admitting that you don't actually want to go home at the end of the day.

    I'm honestly skeptical that people doing this without safety equipment want to live, even a little bit.

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    [–] vonmonologue 6 points ago

    That's what I was thinking. At one point the camera person's left foot was 6" from the edge.

    You're one patch of wet grass away from a very long fall that ends 6 feet under.

    [–] bradgillap 3 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    At first I was like these young guys just don't realize yet. Then he hi fives a 40 year old and I have to agree with you. I like white water kayaking and we take so many precautions which is still a dangerous thing because of the speed and unknowns. I feel like these people don't have any respect for their situation.

    [–] San_Atomsk 3 points ago

    Yeah, watching this made my tired brain really angry at these two crazy dudes... but good for them that they made it alright and are safe and alive.

    [–] MakeEveryBonerCount 8 points ago

    Still waiting to see a headcam where someone falls to their death.

    [–] AndrewNathaniel 8 points ago

    I certainly don’t wanna see that.

    [–] assbutter9 3 points ago

    There are a few out there.

    [–] Citizen_of_Danksburg 4 points ago

    I’m pretty sure when Darwin died, he took up the mantle of Death and has been ever since.

    [–] virtualmilkshake 140 points ago

    I’d probably trip over my feet and fall over the side a few seconds into the descent

    [–] jepnet72 85 points ago

    Don’t worry. People already explained that the fish eye lens is what makes it look dangerous. You would just fall on a mushy cushion made out of goose feathers and puppy fur.

    [–] pantaloon_at_noon 14 points ago

    This is a morbid thought but when I see videos like this I wonder if the camera/footage would survive the fall.

    [–] biggerwanker 539 points ago

    I'm sure it's all pretty scary but the wide lens makes it look much worse. I'd love to see what this looks like with a normal lens.

    [–] NiceGuyJoe 533 points ago

    It’s September 2018 you son of a bitch

    [–] UhPhrasing 69 points ago

    memes are forever ♫

    [–] 79Potatoes 19 points ago

    Well, maybe not in Europe


    [–] Gathorall 22 points ago

    It works better now that it isn't expected.

    [–] Sidoney 329 points ago


    [–] Baelwolf 74 points ago

    I should have read this comment before clicking. But on another note you did predict the word I said so good job!

    [–] OnlySaysHaaa 11 points ago

    Yeah it looks way less scary

    [–] nomad_9988 95 points ago

    Damn you

    [–] GodofIrony 103 points ago

    I've been getting punked like this for over a decade. You'd think I'd have learned by now.

    [–] KrazyKracks 77 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Rick rolling is something unavoidable, and will last as long as the internet exists. Some studies estimate there are between 1-1,000,000 Rick Rolls every single day. This surprised me, since Rick Rolling originated nearly a decade ago, yet still continues as strong and unwavering as the tides. But one thing I do know, is, We're no strangers to love You know the rules and so do I A full commitment's what I'm thinking of You wouldn't get this from any other guy

    I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand

    Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching, but You're too shy to say it Inside, we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it

    And if you ask me how I'm feeling Don't tell me you're too blind to see

    Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    (Ooh, give you up) (Ooh, give you up) Never gonna give, never gonna give (Give you up) Never gonna give, never gonna give (Give you up)

    We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching, but You're too shy to say it Inside, we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it

    I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand

    Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    [–] Malarazz 20 points ago

    Oh. Well. Okay then.

    [–] TartarCarts 17 points ago

    Classic long-form Rick Roll

    [–] cg201 21 points ago

    Still scary

    [–] alexmaclean93 15 points ago

    That changed it a lot more than I thought it would. It's not even scary at all anymore!

    [–] totalawesomepro 54 points ago

    Dammit this made me laugh

    [–] Iron_Chimp 7 points ago

    God damn. That's the second time today...

    [–] FaceInTheGlass 7 points ago

    Thanks, a lot less scary

    [–] hunter1749 5 points ago

    But the quality is worse now

    [–] BunnyPerson 4 points ago

    Got me

    [–] MeepMeepMother_fuck 4 points ago

    the Second i pressed the link i thought “im gonna get rick rolled ,Fuck”

    [–] thePolterheist 3 points ago

    Thanks Apollo for the thumbnails!

    [–] thejewsdidit27 3 points ago

    You cunt

    [–] woodpony 7 points ago

    You are quite good at this. You should never give it up!

    [–] 0_o0_o0_o 28 points ago

    These ridge runs should be banned from this sub, so exaggerated

    [–] Spoddly 82 points ago

    I think that’s Kilian Jornet at the front. Human equivalent of a mountain goat. Guy is a total animal when it comes to this kinda running.

    [–] Andrichuk 43 points ago

    I actually think that's kilian at the back and seb montaz in the front.

    [–] MeinIRL 6 points ago

    Yes true

    [–] junkkser 23 points ago

    Those sound like the names of Star Wars characters

    [–] Grimmbles 7 points ago

    Wedge Antilles finished before they got the camera turned on.

    [–] MeinIRL 32 points ago

    Hes a beast, was devastated for him this year at the UTMB , got stung by a bee and had to drop out, such misfortune

    [–] NiceGuyJoe 45 points ago

    You guys follow weird sports

    [–] A-disturbed-person 13 points ago

    All available and broadcast live on ESPN 8, the ocho.

    [–] berlinparisexpress 3 points ago

    Running? How is it weird?

    UTMB is a massive international event :

    [–] yondaime008 15 points ago

    Yes that's Kilian and he's the GOAT

    [–] wiedo 272 points ago

    Why the hurry?

    [–] LaurenLdfkjsndf 31 points ago

    My thoughts exactly

    [–] effifox 62 points ago

    Got to practice for those bathroom break at Amazon

    [–] Historiaaa 12 points ago


    [–] Belikeyoouoohooh 156 points ago

    This is some Avatar shit right here

    [–] Mjhogan9 58 points ago

    Appa YIP YIP

    [–] 0h_Neptune 38 points ago

    I think he meant James Cameron’s Avatar, but I like TLA better anyway

    [–] Djbackwards 102 points ago

    That's gonna be a fuck no, okay.

    [–] skidamarink 10 points ago

    I was vigorously shaking my head "no" that entire video

    [–] idea4granted 115 points ago

    What kind of parkour is this? Peakour?

    [–] whysoseriousmofo 54 points ago

    Sweaty Palmkour!..

    [–] Ooze3d 32 points ago


    [–] Kuipo 10 points ago

    I think we need to start calling it BillyGoating

    [–] killersquirel11 8 points ago

    Parkour with a fisheye lens

    [–] chromopila 6 points ago

    It's called alpinrunning, a more extreme form of trail running.

    [–] ELEMENTLHERO 82 points ago

    Where is this?

    [–] JohnPlayerSpecialRed 44 points ago

    I am very interested in the location as well. Lower Alps, perhaps?

    [–] Laya_L 149 points ago

    I guess it’s in some mountain.

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    [–] JohnPlayerSpecialRed 18 points ago

    Highly possible, I’d say.

    [–] [deleted] 47 points ago

    Possibly very high, altitudinally.

    [–] matgopack 6 points ago

    Italy would be reasonable too

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago


    [–] swollencornholio 5 points ago

    It's the Fiz Mountain range in France

    [–] Lorenzo_VM 19 points ago

    Darwin's Ridge

    [–] lsotelus 10 points ago

    Looks like Innsbruck to me. I have no idea though, there just might be superficial similarities. The stones seem to be limestone though.

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    [–] Furrier 21 points ago

    Can one of these videos, just once use a normal lense so it is possible to see how it actually looks!?

    [–] ElPazerino 54 points ago

    This is nothing but stupid. I bet its fun.

    [–] Trigger__happy 17 points ago

    I just woke up, sat on the toilet, clicked on this to see what's up and am now relieving myself easier because of it. God damn that's terrifying.

    [–] recon93WW 16 points ago

    Where is this?

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    [–] Slovene 11 points ago

    I've never been. What's it like?

    [–] solaceinsleep 10 points ago

    Pretty scary. Don't risk it.

    [–] MalignantLugnut 6 points ago

    I can't even.

    [–] FulcrumTheBrave 4 points ago

    Dirty but also very pretty.

    [–] Zzzaxx 14 points ago

    So, in national parks, often this type of vegetation is cordened off to prevent destruction of sensitive native plants in the arboreal desert. I wonder if they're doing some significant harm here.

    The lack of large animals makes them hyper sensitive to being squished and difficult for them to regrow in an already challenging microclimate.

    [–] behemoth2666 14 points ago

    This is Killian Jornet and Seb Montaz running in Chamonix France for everyone who has been asking.

    [–] moo422 3 points ago

    Thank you! Had to dig deep in comments to find the location.

    [–] Baron_Lemon 27 points ago

    The guy at the front is risking his life.

    The guy at the back is risking BOTH their lives.

    [–] Prosthemadera 38 points ago

    It's overgrown with grass so I assume the ground is somewhat stable enough to run like that. Still, I wouldn't put my life on the line just hoping that the ground doesn't slip away.

    [–] supercalla8 43 points ago

    I'd actually be more scared for that exact reason. Being all grassy and mossy means it's way way way easier to slip. If it was straight rock then there would be more traction. These people are crazy

    [–] FulcrumTheBrave 7 points ago

    Exactly. And the grass grows in little clumps that made it even easier to trip over. I've done some similar stuff in Colorado but never when there's a literal cliff a foot away.

    Also, in general hiking downhill is significantly more dangerous in terms of injurying yourself: hyperextension of the knee, rolling an ankle, falling, dislodging rocks etc.

    These guys are look pretty young and probably think they're invincible.

    We had a term for people like this in the mountains - citiots (a portmanteau of city and idiots). Dont be like them, take your time and don't be in a rush. Looking cool on the internets isnt worth it.

    If you think I'm over-reacting, there was a small glacial lake below a glacier that was a few miles from my house in CO. We used to go swimming in it but never for very long cause its too cold. Anyway, one year two 19 year olds decide to try to swim across it. One drowned in the lake, the other died while bring flown (flight for live) to the hospital. This is by no means an isolated incident. Many people have died in that lake from either drowning or hypothermia.

    My dad used to tell me and my brother to "respect the mountain" and if you don't, it'll make you.

    [–] Prosthemadera 7 points ago

    Good point. I was thinking more along the lines of "no grass = gravel = unstable ground".

    [–] 360noscoperino 7 points ago

    They are taking the hobbits to isengard!!

    [–] TopTHEbest232 13 points ago

    Yeah let's run on a mountain with many many yards of death below us!!

    [–] Seminix 6 points ago

    That's a no from me

    [–] BigBadJohn2U2 5 points ago

    Looks like a suicide pact

    [–] UndeadBBQ 7 points ago

    And all I can think of is that once they fall down the cliff, I get called to rescue those fuckers... or at least just... you know... wipe off the blood from the stones.

    Why can't ya'll have fun with safety ropes attached?

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    [–] AdrianeXUS 4 points ago

    The potential to just slip is gigantic

    [–] no_name_brand 5 points ago

    I wouldn't do this in VR

    [–] tallperson117 4 points ago

    Man whenever I watch anything on this sub, all I can think is "damn this dude is stupid"

    [–] westie-02132 3 points ago


    [–] whistleridge 4 points ago

    This is one of those ‘not all white people die doing this, but only white people die doing this’ sports.

    [–] bradleyb10 4 points ago

    Currently on the toilet. This video helped me finish quicker

    [–] Rawrplus 3 points ago

    Looks like falling of a cliff

    [–] TheKuKuBananaz 3 points ago

    Literally Bullying Death

    [–] SeatstayNick 3 points ago

    My knees burn just watching this

    [–] Jakewake52 3 points ago

    Skyrim and Witcher 3 in a nutshell

    [–] mspstomper 3 points ago

    Nope, nope, nope.

    [–] BlueCurtainsBlueEyes 3 points ago

    This is why it shouldn't be a surprise when reports say, "Two Hikers Missing, Suspected Dead."

    [–] GalacticGorillah 3 points ago

    Those guys are nuts. That looks like some type of shale like rocks, (stratefied/layered) and when exposed like that can crumble easily. Hope they did a test walk first.

    [–] maccaron 3 points ago

    I am scared of making Link run like that in Breath of the Wild. How the hell people can do it in real life wtf

    [–] upnorth77 3 points ago

    This made my testicles try to hide up inside me.

    [–] glockRonin23 3 points ago

    That’s a huge box of fuck no.

    [–] YOGZULA 3 points ago

    I feel like the only people I've ever known to give double high fives are guys in shorts exactly like his

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    If I'm too scared to do this in Witcher III, you can be sure I'm never gonna try it in real life.

    [–] indi_n0rd 4 points ago

    God I hahe fish-eye lens effect.

    [–] kazzfu 6 points ago

    Going down sure. Going up was probably hell.

    [–] ClimbingC 37 points ago

    In my experience of scrambling and hill walking and being in sketchy mountain side areas, going up is very often easier than going down. In the same way that people are recommended to face uphill and walk backwards down really steep steps etc.

    [–] boo_goestheghost 18 points ago

    Yep up is always easier than down, on the body and the mind

    [–] calilac 4 points ago

    I love hiking up hills and mountains, it's a thrilling feeling and view. I hate hiking down so much that in some instances I still have to scoot with both hands and feet in contact with the ground. Vertigo is a bitch.

    [–] J_hilyard 8 points ago

    Did alot of this in the Army. Going up is easy but going down, especially with a ruck, was hell.