Got a spare old banger lying around? Why not turn it into a dangerous contraption for launching your friends into the air like these chaps from the Auvergne region in France.
YouTube video channel RadCow recently posted its latest creation, which involves an old Peugeot, 80-metre water slide, a two-metre wooden ramp, lake and people
stupid brave enough to give it a go.
It’s a simple process, really. Willing participants put themselves in some sort of vessel and hold onto a rope, which is being wound in at speed by an old Peugeot. They are then launched into the sky before splashing down into the water below.
The mechanism uses an old Pug’s alloy wheel sans a tyre, allowing it to wrap the rope around it. It’s a rather crude approach, especially as the speed of the winding method is controlled by the accelerator pedal, but it is undeniably effective.
As you will see in the following video, the resulting jumps are huge. In fact, the video’s creators claim some jumpers have reached a height of more than eight metres and a distance of 40 metres. Maybe don’t try this at home, kids.