Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Hello, I'm Gav. - I'm Dan. We're the Slow Mo Guys. And this week on the "Super Slow Show," it's all about speed. You could say it's FPS versus FPS. Feet per second versus frames per second. - Genius! If not a little confusing. - Yeah. We've got Shaolin Monk throwing a needle through glass. We've got a quick-draw champion. And we're even splitting some bullets. ( theme music playing ) I always appreciate it when someone has an incredibly unique talent at one specific task. Mmm, yeah. Like my ability to take a football to the face. You're so good at it. I'm quite proud of it, yes. Have you heard about the Shaolin Monk skill of throwing a needle through a pane of glass? It sounds absolutely impossible. How would that even work? It's just incredible. It must be like the correct transfer of energy, the speed, the angle. Everything must have to be perfect. I mean, if I was to try it, it would take years. I don't think we've got that time. But, luckily, we've got three Shaolin Masters with us. We've got Master Bruce, Master Feng Fei and Master Lil. So, Master Bruce, how does it work? So what we're gonna be performing for you later is what we call a needle through glass. It is one of the 72 arts of Shaolin. One of the highest, takes of course, at least 10 or more years to train. - Wow! - A decade. What Master Feng Fei is gonna do is basically he's gonna concentrate his energy to his hand holding a piece of needle. He's gonna throw it as if you are throwing dart and it's gonna go through the glass, and to show you that it actually goes through the glass, I'm gonna blow up the balloon. I'm gonna put it on the opposite side. So when the needle goes through the glass, it actually pops the balloon. We're gonna use the V2511 on this one, because it involves glass. Glass breaks very fast. And, hopefully, we'll see the needle just popping right through. Now he's bringing the energy to the diaphragm, to the homeland. Of course, this takes tremendous-- many years of practice. Anybody could do that. But he's breathing in the real energy. - Dan, are you nervous? - Yeah. About to be a needle go through this. Whoa! Oh, wow! Look at that! Oh, wow. Oh, my God! Did you see the glass move as the needle hit the glass? Like it bowed slightly. - Oh, did it? - Yeah, I think so. Wow. Dan: So it's all the fragments of the glass on the other side that are popping the balloon. Gav: It's crazy that something so light can do that. So we've repositioned the V2511 behind the glass to, hopefully, get the needle coming towards without the balloon this time. - Okay! - That did it. Wow. That is without the balloon. Yep. So powerful. It just like sticks into the glass for a minute, doesn't it? Gav: And even at 28,000 frames a second, that crack is like one frame probably. Dan: It's really pretty, isn't it? All the glass shattering, some really fine. Now we have our host, Dan the man, trying to throw the needle through glass! Let's see if he can do it. Why am I holding the glass? What you mean, why are you holding the glass? What do you mean, what do I mean? It don't take any skill to hold the glass. Well, because you look good. I don't look good, and I don't feel good. And I'm gonna get a needle through the thumb. - Ready? - Oh, God. Try not to get my thumbs or temple. Trying putting the balloon a bit lower. There you go. All right. Aw, bollocks. Oh, Dan did a good job! You looked good! Look. I just didn't throw it... You nicked it! You made a little mark. That's pretty good. How about that? You see that? It's right there. I just didn't have the right amount of energy. Needed more energy to do it. Gav: That is a face of pure fear. Oh, look at that. He got nervous and started shaking. It's scary. Dan: You know, I reckon it's your fault for holding the glass wrong. Look, you're moving it all over the place. It was terrifying. I was never near your hand. I appreciate you not getting that anywhere near my hands. Yeah. I was ready to pull one out of my thumbnail. We really appreciate that. I've wanted to see that in slow mo for a long time. Well, hope you guys enjoyed it. Hopefully, you enjoyed that video. Feel free to subscribe to the Slow Mo Guys. And we'll see you in the next episode of the "Super Slow Show." Well, Dan, it's begun. How often do we usually upload? Once every three weeks? If that. Say once a month maybe. Why don't we try 16 a month? So 16 times as much work? Pretty much. Seems reasonable. Make sure you subscribe if you don't want to miss it. That is a lot of work. That's a lot of work.