Dynamite surfing video

Two videos for you guys today. More explosions!

This one was sent in by my Mom. Apparently the video is the latest "craze" on viral marketing. She thought it was real, as thousands of other people have. Frankly I hadn't seen it or even heard of it until she sent it in. I could tell right away that it was fake, it looks manufactured from the beginning and you can tell that when the kid throws the dynamite stick into the water, the smoke trail doesn't quite work out. Actually, you can tell its fake when you see them handling the dynamite stick... there's something about it that just looks fake.

The best article I found to corroborate the fact that the video is fake was one by the Daily Mail. The article explains that the video is part of a marketing campaign put out by Quicksilver.

3 Comments

  1. The video looks very well done. The smoke trail does give it away though, they botched that part. That’s the only thing that looks really fake to me. Even the sticks of explosives look authentic. At least, they kinda look like the explosives used on shows like ‘Smash Lab’ and ‘Mythbusters’.

    chava

  2. Yeah, I watched it again a couple times. I think certain things just gave me a feeling of fakeness, I can’t quite put my finger on them them but it didn’t feel *right*.

    Its definitely very well put together.

  3. I like the very end. Quiksilver!!!

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