Surfing Dynamite

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in Sports
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No waves where you live? Just throw some dynamite into the local pond.
There are 143 comments:
Male 12
lol I don`t think they can cuss in a commercial. Yeah I just owned you all bysaying that. But the cooler of the ocean when it first explodes and how far he threw just doesn`t look real. After that though it looked real real all those waves.
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Male 1
I was there when it happened. Its real for sure. I remember the danish police getting there minutes later not knowing what had happened...
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Male 724
I love the people on the bridge, guy with his face fully covered waving a stick of dynamite in front of them and there just walking along.
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Male 308
I figure it was real, but it was a commercial. Before I knew it was a Quicksilver commercial, I was thinking "Damn. They must have got in a lot of trouble!" They probably got that area for an hour or so in order to make the commercial. Looks kinda cold out though.
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Female 29
sweeeet I wanna try that :-D
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Male 2,306
Idiot, fuses can be waterproof *rolls eyes*
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Female 4
wouldn`t the dynamite go out as soon as it hit the water??? oh wait, it did.
not impressed.
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Female 2,695
sweet.
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Female 8
LUSH!!! to be honest, i couldn`t care less if it is fake or not, or where it was filmed,or if it is legal because it is actually AMAZING... i need to do something like that now lol
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Male 1,079
That`s friken dangerous..
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Male 99
Can see car alarm lights go off in the distance. Maybe it is real??
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Male 955
Nicely done fake, but you can tell its not real just by the direction the waves are forming, plus, that charge they threw into the water wouldn`t create the amount of waves in the video.
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Male 302
Wow, to the extreme!
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Male 1,521
Police Please please put this stupid idiots in Jail
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Male 194
sprink you idiot... there is no white out, that is what most logical people like to call mist. Also, while there is the wave and he is surfing, you can see the same scenery in the background.

If you can tell me exactly how you could fake something like this without million dollar hollywood editors, then I will believe you. Until then shove your opinion up your ass and keep it there.

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Male 180
DAm
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Male 51
This looked like a commercial for that brand at the end...
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Male 210
The wick would go out once it went in the water.
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Male 393
1. FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL THIS IS NOT LONDON! .I live here and that ain`t it!
2 OF COURSE ITS FAKE. Very well done but the white out bit just after the explosion gives it away.
3. IF you do think this is real. GET HELP.
4. Dont try this at home.
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Male 946
wow thats hilarious. i dont care if its fake or wateva its still cool
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Male 1,039
r_u_kidding...i saw your comment on the first page
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Male 216
"B) It is fake. Dynamite floats. The bundle - as shown - would have blown on the top of the surface which would barely move enough water to cause ripples...much less a surfable."

because momentum doesn`t exist

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Male 31
www.jonasarnby.com website of director.

Commisioned by Saatchi & Saatchi Copenhagen and Quiksilver.

It is faked, like somone said before, a composite of real events spliced together to fool some of you ;)

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Male 66
Wouldn`t it be... dunno... DANGEROUS to be that close to a blast of dynamite?
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Female 1,228
I dont really care if its fake or not.
That vid was amazing!
And its the bloody Thames in LONDON!!!
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Male 4,246
The hell??!? My comment on the first page got deleted!! Or, at least, I`m sure I posted a comment. Something like: "Now that this video is on the Internet, Darwin Awards are going to be handed out left, right and centre. It`ll all end in blood and tears, you just know it."

Somebody back me up here?

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Male 452
am i the only one that thinks its wierd that the fuse of the dynamite kept going even though you would think that water would put it out? But then again i dont know alot about dynamite...
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Female 430
Yes, tigerpaw, yes.... I have seen underwater bombs at Norfolk Navel Base, they do not produce surface waves as such..believe what you must...
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Male 274
I wonder how many accidents that caused on the road nearby from people watching? "HOLY $H!T THE POND JUST EXPLODED!"
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Male 78
That`s inventive. Probably illegal, but still inventive.
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Male 701
fuggin SWEEET!
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Female 963
This may be a commercial, but I still think think this is hilarious :-P
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Male 47
that was pritty cool but who the hell thinks of poo like that!!!!
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Male 338
LMAO at the people who think this is real.
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Male 250
they are probably sitting in jail right now
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Male 244
i have a feeling this was done in europe :P
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Female 422
Just move to California or Hawaii or some other state or country and, voila, instant waves.
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Female 83
hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa AWESOME!!!
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Female 1,397
That was f****** hardcore.
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Male 592
wow thanks for giving me that idea
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Male 2
A) It is a commercial. So it is not hardcore.

B) It is fake. Dynamite floats. The bundle - as shown - would have blown on the top of the surface which would barely move enough water to cause ripples...much less a surfable.

C) Still a cool commercial.

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Male 438
Real Surfing, real setting off dynamite in a lake or ocean, and real kids running around a city throwing a smoking thing into a lake.

However it is unlikley that all these events happened at the same time.

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Male 2,306
A depth charge in a pond would like, level the whole damn thing.

I am unsure of how real this is. Whoever did it is fu.cking amazing.

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Male 438
You are 7 years old, congradulations on playing with matches! Next it should be an important goal of yours to realize that most fuse sold today is made of a metalic substance and is 100% waterpoof.

Now, combining my knowlege of explosives, graphics and people in general, I am going to say that 100% of the idiocies comming from the people here IS stemming from the fact the video is fake, but this is just an oppertunity for the typical moron (probably hillbilies :) ), to show how much their life is wrong and drated up by trying to explain why it is fake.

Case in point the exact place where the video comes into doubt is the switch from the MIST just after the explosion to the wave, the shot seems to "blink" and change angels almost subliminally, this gives typical people an oppertunity to show how moronic they are but also allows them to identify it is fake, which it seems to be.

My asertion is that the video is a composite of real events...

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Male 438
First of all to the person who mentioned they would be in trouble under the patriot act, about 5 people said it took place outside of the US, you are an idiot.

Second of all to the person who mentioned oh my god you can`t get dynamite, it`s actually extremely easy to make and buy it, places like homedepot sell it in some states for construction work, also in countries like Russia I`m sure you can pick it up at a flea market.

Thirdly to the people that mentioned it wasn`t enough explosives, it`s kind of dependant honestly, but it would seem resonable, one mentioned you would need something the size of a depth carge, this person is an idiot, most of the videos around of depth charge explosions are shot from a mile away, so they seem small, the reality is a depth charge would take out an entire block, and the explosion here is just the size of an olympic swimming pool. The person in question must suffer from blindness.

Finally to the person who said the fuse would go out:

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Male 1,289
=O
awesome!
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Male 58
those guys are crazy
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Male 70
If you repeat the stunt, you`d have SWAT teams waiting for you on the shore, probably holding some of the fish you killed...
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Male 4
That should get a zero for taking an idea that, if actually excecuted, would be the best story in the history "why I`m here in prison with you guys" stories and turning the whole thing into a damn advertisement for a crappy clothing company.
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Female 1,398
that was the WORST SONG EVER.
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Male 1,704
yeah that was awesome.
definitly summit new
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Female 1,596
At first I thought it failed, since I only saw the splash. Then, I was like 0.0 WOAH!
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Male 1,265
Who knew that you could fake throwing dynamite into water, have somebody surf on the wave of the explosion, and have people think it was cool?

;-/

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Male 16
i think it`s made with very good video editing...the splash from the dynamite looks really fake
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Male 448
And its probably fake since its an ADVERTISEMENT for quicksilver
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Male 448
That was pretty cool. Fake or real.
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Male 379
That was hardcore...surfing owns :D.
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Male 308
WOOOW ! I wanna try. (:
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Female 1,252
HA!
That was so cool.
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Male 1,496
Oh noes it`s totally faked! Who gives a flying f*ck?! Not i said the sheep!

Badassness is oozing from this video.

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Male 142
fun with felonys!
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Male 66
So... Osama bin Laden wears a Billabong shirt?
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Female 12
WTF!!! :D
That was MAD!
*pissing panties*
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Male 143
Wow people...it`s obviously fake seeing as it`s a commercial for Billabong. If it wasn`t fake, these people would most likely be considered terrorists..
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Male 74
wow
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Male 93
how insainly illegal is this?
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Male 66
um, it`s a quiksilver advertisement.

whether it was actually done or CGI`d doesnt matter, it was an advertisement. Ads are lame.

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Male 33
From http://ekstrabladet.dk/nyheder/samfund/article269075.ece:

...An amateur-video recording in doubtful quality has created violent discussion on various internet pages. Are the recordings real, have the roots permission to blow up the lake in the air, and who are "the perpetrators" behind the stunt?...Quicksilver, taking creidt for the video, has said "Yes, we have to do with the film...it`s already popular on many Danish and foreign sites." He`ll reveal later whether the film is real, or whether it`s clean computer technology. But he maintains that there aren`t made anything illegal in connection with the film. At the police one doesn`t know of the video, but informs that it isn`t probable that there is given permission to a dynamite-detonation in a lake in the middle of Copenhagen.

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Male 561
im wearing a quicksilver hoodie right now
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Male 538
1. if it is real, and it is a real quicksilver ad, they do not have to admit their involvement. they could just say that it was sent to them by an anonymous source.

2. it would have made the papers.. it didn`t.. there is literally no argument that could refute that aside from "it was invisible to everyone but the 5 people involved"

3. stop bit ching.. who cares if it is fake. it is still cool and should be taken as such. not flamed because you think it is fake.

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Female 7
oh man, if they was real they are gonna be in so much poo but it was so worth it
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Female 257
Aah, now I really want to know if it`s real or not.
Can someone give some good reasons(not just the "ethical" ones) why it`d be fake?
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Female 878
sweetness.
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Male 242
alright, i`ve watched it 6 more times and pull full attention to everything i could put my eye on. i still believe it`s real. if it`s not, then hat`s off to the people who made it, somebody finally fooled me and they deserve to be in the movie business. but i don`t think it`s fake. and i do believe that 3 sticks of dynamite could definitely produce an explosion and wave like that. and it`s very, very easy to get your hands on dynamite. if you think about it, half of one stick of dynamite placed in a hole drilled into a mountain can take a considerable chunk off it, just ask any miner or someone who searches for gemstones.
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Male 242
to all the people that believe the water would have put out the fuse, are you fu.cking kidding me??? are you seriously telling me you`ve never thrown a firecracker into a pond? there are such things as waterproof fuses, in fact, they`re so common, they COME ON CHEAP ASS FIRECRACKERS YOU CAN GET IN GROCERY STORES!!! and yes, they work, just throw one into a pond or lake if you don`t believe me and be ready to stick your lips to my ass.

And after only watching it once, and before i read all this crap, i believe it`s real. I don`t care if it was done legally or illegally, by ad execs or by people just throwing the quicksilver logo at the end of a video they made. I honestly believe, at first opinion, that the dynamite and water and wave were all done in real time. And the people throwing out that it`s CG...when have you ever seen CG that damn good? Even big budget movies can`t get CG to look that good, you think Quicksilver can?

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Male 703
all that for that little wave.. it would be funny if the guy fell...
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Male 988
couldn`t that have made them criminals? under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Blowing poo up (including rivers, especially near bridges and stuff) is illegal, and probably makes you a `terrorist`.

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Female 114
lmao whem tht guy spun thtn dynamite around behind him people wereb like runnin n pointing like
oMG
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Male 1,270
WhereDidItGo, you`re on the right lines mate...

To get that kind of UNDERWATER explosion, you`d use a depth charge of some description. Then it would have the charge enclosed or have an electrical ignition.

Would have been more convincing if he wasn`t standing on the bridge waving it around first...it couldnt be any more fake...

It`s physics guys...sort it out people!

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Female 354
Some young people really bring to life the theory that the part of our brains which predicts our actions isn`t fully developed yet.
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Male 66
...If it was real, wouldn`t the water have put out the fuse?
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Male 10
This is not Prague - this is Sortedamssøen in Copenhagen, and it has to be fake or it would have made headlines in the danish newspapers. If you can read danish there is an article on the video here http://ekstrabladet.dk/nyheder/samfund/article269075.ece
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Male 2,306
To all the fakers: I never seen CG that could totally have me confused. Can someone direct me to the rendering program that creates waves that function seamlessly with the surfer, or how they did the dynamite bit?

I didn`t believe that it was `real` in the sense that some kids decided to do this. I thought the effects upon the water were real.

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Male 363
Anyone who thinks this is real needs to go shoot themselves.
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Male 111
Quick question: why has everyone assumed that this is a real Quiksilver ad? Just becasuse there is a shot at the end of the Quiksilver logo does NOT just automatically make it an ad for them, surely? Maybe people have seen it on TV, well then that`s fine, but this is the first I saw of it, and my immediate thought at the end when I saw the logo was "Well I`m sure Quiksilve aren`t going to be too happy about these kids sticking their logo on the end of this" Just a small point suppose, but may make some of the arguments a little pointless! :-P
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Male 737
looked pretty fake to me.
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Female 236
OH FOR GODS SAKE DOES IT MATTER IF IT IS FAKE OR NOT you people do my head in.
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Male 404
still kick ass though
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Male 404
It must have been fake since it was a quicksilver ad
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Female 17
Well, you know what they say....Where there`s a will, there`s a way!
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Male 1,406
Dy-No-Might!
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Male 3,369
IT`s AN ADVERT PEOPLE - ITS NOT REAL!!!!!!!
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Male 2,567
god damn indeed
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Male 91
And it looks like Prague to me, although ive never seen copenhagen
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Male 91
Ummm, sorry guys, but that looks real to me. And im always quick to call `fake`
watch the waves! See how they are lapping against the other side? It is sooo real i tells ya! And pretty funkin crazy too
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Female 339
It certainly wasnt in london, there was a car driving on the right hand side of the road in the first few seconds

Looked fun, whether it was real or fake :-D

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Male 31
Its just a advert for quiksilver, the SURF company....probably a lot cheaper to cgi the whole dam thing than to wrangle all the legalities of bombing a city centre :/
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Male 1,003
We know it`s fake. Or you would`ve heard about it on the news.
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Male 30
Anyhow, why would 10 seconds of waves, and one explosion be worth it?
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Male 31
someone pushed the car? set the alarm off at the right time? just faked it? im sure if they can cgi an explosion and ocean waves into a pond then they can make some car lights flash
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Male 30
the lights were blinking.
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Male 31
Its called adding sound to film, not sure if you have ever seen a movie but they do it often during them....jeez
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Male 30
If it`s fake how`d they get the car alarms to go off?
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Male 31
Im not tryin to tell you, I am tellin you....its CGI, you honestly think any ad exec would persuade a city to let a teenager lob a bunch of dynamite into what looks like a pond in the middle of the town?? Come on man, come back down to earth, its great....
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Male 1,365
I can get dynamite, any contractor can, It is a stunt, but to say it is photoshopped, or spliced is ridiculous, the act is real, it was probably done with permission. Anyone with a demo license can get dynamite, all it costs is background check and 500 dollars. Not to say this wasn`t organized and done with planning and permission, that part is fake, but you guys are saying that this is a special effect,you are nuts. It is a stunt, and a real stunt, not CGI. I really don`t care if they did it with legality. I am sure that these are not urban terrorist, more like ad execs planning a stunt, but don`t try and tell me this is CGI.
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Male 145
oh my goodness. fake but... wow
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Male 31
Having said that, my boss leans over my shoulder and asks me if its real....case closed I spose :)


btw, its still a cool vid 8-)

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Male 31
Come on people....of course its fake, just think about it for a minute. Where would they get the dynamite in the first place? If it did happen, surely it would have been on the news (especially in todays political climate), you wouldnt get the froth on the waves (like you do in the ocean) and do you honestly think Quicksilver would be advertised by urban terrorists that blow up goldfish for a living??....please tell me all the people questioning it are joking :/
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Male 400
Is it legal?
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Male 98
cool idea, but it looks kinda fake
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Male 42
lol, easily the best video i`ve seen in a while...fake or not
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Male 1,364
COOL!
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Female 357
Well if it is real, that was totally awesome.
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Male 14
Well, it`s not shot in england, it`s shot in downtown Copenhagen.

I think the explosion and the wave shots are fake, but on the other hand at the end of the shot you see a car with the alarm going on the oppesite side of the lake.

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Male 453
unfortunatly fake, and very obviously so. But still awsome little advert.,
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Male 1,365
What`s fake about this? They weren`t claiming what they did was an outlaw act, they still threw dynamite in the water, and the guy was glutting the wave,it may have been a stunt for a film or publicity, but that was a real percussion wave in the water from some kind of explosion. Cool as hell.
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Male 943
...right, just a bs advert. if done in real life you`d be enjoying some time in prison
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Male 90
well it sure dont look like a pond neway...looks like its in prague, but dont hold me too it

i think its fake, y wud quicksilver put their name to that plus i aint heard bout it on the news or nething

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Female 132
Riiiiiiiiiiight. Is it just me, or is the general public just getting dumber?
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Male 315
That is merciless to the wildlife of the pond. They had no right to do that.
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Male 189
I think its fake cos I live in England and that would have probably made the news or papers if it actually happened..Still cool tho
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Female 65
That`s probably the most badass thing I`ve ever seen.
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Male 96
That`s an advertisement, in case you didn`t notice. And no, that wasn`t for ATHF.
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Male 285
it looked perfectly legit...but wouldn`t quicksilver putting their name on it get them in HEAPS of trouble?

if it is real, it would have been set up, with roads blocked off and stuff...that`s how i see it, anyway

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Female 546
Pure genius.
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Male 14
it looked totally real to me... what am i missing?
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Female 344
No killer waves or sharks....

It looks fun though.

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Male 591
:P

I still think its cool, regardless if it is fake or not.

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Male 650
They did a good job, but its obviously fake. Just look at how the waves form and the obvious edit between when the mist settles for a first time and then again (makes no sense).
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Male 270
That bundle of three sticks did more than I thought. Great stuff.
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Male 777
I wonder how long of a jail sentence they got...
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Male 357
and after surfing you can grill some fish on the shore...the ones you killed with all the dynamite and that drift on the water...
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Male 606
ive heard reports that this is fake...
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Male 16
I think this is the serpentine river in Hyde Park in London`s West End. Does anyone know if that`s right? If it is, you guys have a serious set of coconuts swinging from your trees.
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Male 1,092
thats AWESOME
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Male 779
Wow. I would love to do that.
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Male 109
10 points for originality
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Male 209
nice.... but aint it cheaper to pay someone with a motor boat>? more fun less cops/.... even if without the cops is not as much fun.....
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Male 606
that was godamn EPIC. most hardcore thing ive seen in a while.
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Female 1,211
I love him.
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Male 1,354
^You are obviously a resourceful person^ Anyways, hilarity at its finest.
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Female 106
where the heck would they get dynamite from?
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Male 10,115
Link: Surfing Dynamite [Rate Link] - No waves where you live? Just throw some dynamite into the local pond.
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