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It's time to terrify my production team.

  • Published on Dec 23, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • The Plus production team put me through a lot this year. They got me over my fear of rollercoasters. So for the season finale: I took them to a bobsleigh track. Merry Christmas, everyone. A big thank you to Silke and the team at Whistler Sliding Centre www.whistlersportlegacies.com... ■ HIRE THE TEAM TO MAKE STUFF, THEY'RE BRILLIANT: penny4.co.uk
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  • Tom Scott plus
    Tom Scott plus  3 months ago +7426

    And that's our show! The Plus channel is taking a break now: thank you so much to all the production team, to everyone at Whistler, and to you for watching. Merry Christmas!

    • flowerpot
      flowerpot 2 days ago

      @Jeremy Peters it is a terrible long break

    • Just Facts
      Just Facts 2 months ago

      Well you finally got me to subscribe! Great video! 👏

    • Dj Mccullough
      Dj Mccullough 2 months ago

      but which team got the faster TIME? :)

    • Victoria Eads
      Victoria Eads 2 months ago

      Oh, this channel has been wonderful so far! Happy holidays, Happy New Year, and we look forward to more content after you've all had a well-deserved break!

    • Micah Reid
      Micah Reid 3 months ago

      I think the answer as to how to teach new drivers is, you don't start them on the fastest track in the world

  • Mudak The Multiplier
    Mudak The Multiplier 3 months ago +6983

    I know the original plan was just to run this channel for a while and see what happened, but I genuinely hope that this becomes a long term fixture.

    • Matt Majcan
      Matt Majcan Month ago

      oh god yes. 4 minute videos are not nearly enough to really dive into anything

    • Mudak The Multiplier
      Mudak The Multiplier 3 months ago +1

      @Red Earth ye, a friend made it for me years ago and I can't bring myself to change it.

    • Red Earth
      Red Earth 3 months ago +2

      Is that a pony pfp?

    • Draugnaustaunikun Hymnphoo
      Draugnaustaunikun Hymnphoo 3 months ago +1

      I like this channel more than the main one cuz the videos are longer.

    • Daniel Cormier
      Daniel Cormier 3 months ago +1

      I hope so as well. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Tom become and adrenaline junkie.

  • Longcx724
    Longcx724 3 months ago +7006

    finally, the collaboration we've been waiting for: Tom Scott plus Tom Scott Plus!

    • peachierose
      peachierose 2 months ago

      @Fejfo lmaoo

    • Mallrat
      Mallrat 3 months ago

      “Bob Loblaw Lobs Law Bomb!”

    • J B
      J B 3 months ago +1

      @BrutalSwede ah yes, the successor to TS (commonly mistaken to be typescript)

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago

      I'm still waiting for Tom Scott plus Tom Scott. He's got to figure out cloning one of these days.

    • alexanderespinoza
      alexanderespinoza 3 months ago +1

      I wish you would've ordered it Tom Scott Plus plus Tom Scott

  • Javier
    Javier 3 months ago +1911

    Tom Scott has overcome all his fears
    Now it's time for his production team to understand the meaning of terror

    • Ned Ludd
      Ned Ludd 2 months ago +2

      The bobsledder is a really good explainer. Also notice that he says bobsled while Tom says bobsleigh.

    • Ned Ludd
      Ned Ludd 2 months ago +1

      What is terror?

    • Joona Pukarinen
      Joona Pukarinen 3 months ago +92

      "I am here at the newest circle of hell and my crew has arrived a bit earlier"

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +95

      Tom Scott is going mad with power.

  • Jason Bryant
    Jason Bryant 3 months ago +1969

    "I should have done this six years ago."
    Two possible interpretations of that line come to mind.
    a) "This is so fun, I wish I hadn't waited."
    b) "I really wish my knees were six years younger."

    • Daniel Gögeleien
      Daniel Gögeleien 19 days ago

      Probably more c) then I'd not have to do it now 😂

    • Kallum
      Kallum Month ago +2

      @Victoria It is a reference to that but it could still mean something like the above ;)

    • Victoria
      Victoria 3 months ago +7

      at the beginning of the video, he said that six years ago someone offered him to do it but he turned down the opportunity. So the later statement was a reference to that.

    • Michael Reid
      Michael Reid 3 months ago +8

      That's exactly how I interpreted that. "Six years ago, the recuperation time would be shorter."

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +21

      Or "I've been stuck making videos about weird places when I could've been sledding down an Olympic track."

  • Samuel Strachan
    Samuel Strachan 3 months ago +686

    Philippe is a cool guy
    "I wouldn't call it less safe, I call it the more fun one"
    If you crash "You'll have a good story for tonight"

    • Hugh Neutron
      Hugh Neutron 17 days ago +1

      @Adrian Bik you forgot the super assuring ehhhhhhhhhhh

    • Adrian Bik
      Adrian Bik 2 months ago +28

      "Do accidents happen often?"
      *long pause*

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +10

      If I were to go down an extremely dangerous extreme sports track, he's exactly the person I would want on my side.

    • Roccondil
      Roccondil 3 months ago +14

      The best experiences are the ones with that little element of danger!!

  • Timothy McLean
    Timothy McLean 3 months ago +2730

    This looks like fun.
    Philippe Melun: "The average speed is 135 km/hour, and it reaches up to 155 km/hour."
    This no longer looks like fun.

    • NivolDica
      NivolDica Month ago

      This looks like fun.
      Philippe Melun: "The average speed is 135 km/hour, and it reaches up to 155 km/hour."
      This looks like super fun.

    • ZzzZzz
      ZzzZzz 2 months ago

      @Timothy McLean damn i aint smart bro 😭

    • Timothy McLean
      Timothy McLean 2 months ago

      @ZzzZzz Civilian aircraft stay distinctly subsonic, Concorde aside. Anyways, there's a difference between a multiton vehicle and a glorified sled.

    • ZzzZzz
      ZzzZzz 2 months ago

      Now imagine the jet that can go mac 1 the speed from the video but like 10x faster 😭

    • Wordzmyth
      Wordzmyth 2 months ago

      @clray123 yes I was thinking hydroxide too. You can choose how high up the tunnel you go.
      Even a water slide male's me queasy. So this isn't the adventure for me. I want to hang glide

  • Andrea Raimondi
    Andrea Raimondi 3 months ago +1185

    Can we appreciate for a minute the incredible work that the production team does??

    • Zraknul
      Zraknul 3 months ago +1

      Yup. Nice to see them getting a cool bonus.

    • h h
      h h 3 months ago

      Cattle mindset

    • Julian Smith
      Julian Smith 3 months ago +5

      There's nothing like an overused catch phrase on Christmas morning..

    • jmckendry84
      jmckendry84 3 months ago +6

      I don't know, can we?

    • Siberius Wolf
      Siberius Wolf 3 months ago +11

      You can appreciate whatever you wanna appreciate.

  • Michael Fink
    Michael Fink 3 months ago +406

    I recognised an Aussie twang in Chris' speech and Googled him. He was born in Darwin, of all places, and originally competed in the bobsleigh for Australia. Having read his bio, I can see why he was so open about the fact that you can end up on your head: "He was involved in a catastrophic crash in January 2012 during the 2011-12 Bobsleigh World Cup in Altenberg, Germany which put him in hospital for eight days. After having his skin shredded and a piece of wood the size of a kitchen knife embedded in his back, Spring considered retiring but later returned to the track in April 2012."

    • Andrew Niedziela
      Andrew Niedziela 2 months ago +5

      Dang, I was looking for info for him online, thanks for sharing. Crazy story.

    • Blakksheep
      Blakksheep 2 months ago +1


    • Levi Peterken
      Levi Peterken 2 months ago +3

      Yep, noticed it as well

    • Kristen Rowen-Pliske
      Kristen Rowen-Pliske 2 months ago +13

      I thought I was making up that slight accent, since I’m not even Australian.

    • MrEDMeaner
      MrEDMeaner 3 months ago +6

      I clocked it too and had to look him up!

  • Casithor
    Casithor 3 months ago +1265

    the dynamic tom has with his team is actually nice its always good seeing tom interact with other people it feels humanising. This channel feelsl like a mix between qi and top gear

    • Caramell Dansen
      Caramell Dansen 3 months ago +15

      @Erin2718 And presumably Tom hasn't assaulted any of his production staff...

    • Erin2718
      Erin2718 3 months ago +13

      @saloalv And the gameshows aren't *all* being run by sex offenders!

    • saloalv
      saloalv 3 months ago +19

      @Erin2718 but less transphobic, thankfully

    • Margaret UK
      Margaret UK 3 months ago +2

      Yes it does, you're right 👍

    • Cj Slime
      Cj Slime 3 months ago +32

      @Erin2718soon he is going to turn into doctor who 😂

  • LongaVita
    LongaVita 3 months ago +528

    Tom, I think that it is not only awesome that you share your midlife crisis with the rest of the world by doing all these crazy things, but also that you let your team enjoy it with you to its fullest extent. The human touch of involving them in some of these videos really lifts them up to another level given how 'personal' these experiences tend to be for you.

    • eekee
      eekee 3 months ago +2

      @sirBrouwer "the team haze given" -- Was that an intentional typo? It calls to mind "hazing" :)

    • Darenim
      Darenim 3 months ago +6


    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +31

      "Tom Scott's Midlife Crisis" might have been a better title for the series.

    • PK Arrk
      PK Arrk 3 months ago +11

      Parasocial moment

    • sirBrouwer
      sirBrouwer 3 months ago +34

      in a way it is also just sweet sweet payback. the team haze given Tom some very odd things to do this year. now they can experience it the fullest.

  • Red
    Red 3 months ago +466

    Jesus, the go-pro footage is incredible. I had no idea how fast it looked like from that perspective

    • RedOrchidee137
      RedOrchidee137 2 months ago

      afx in the open, good to see

    • Djuntas
      Djuntas 3 months ago +3

      Look like its speed up the footage ^^

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +4

      Imagine if it were VR footage.

    • First Last
      First Last 3 months ago +1

      it legitimately made me motion ill. what a great perspective!

    • PrograError
      PrograError 3 months ago +19

      well... the roof is a measurement of sorts... it's hella quick... it's blur...

  • SemaLuna
    SemaLuna 3 months ago +926

    The title sounds so funny yet so ominous at the same time...
    Tom, your videos are one of the only ones that have remained really good quality. Thanks for making great content!

    • Ragnhild
      Ragnhild 3 months ago +3

      Starting further down not only skips the hardest part of the track, it also makes them go a bit slower at any given point since they’ve had less time to accelerate.

    • teknokracy
      teknokracy 3 months ago +1

      They should be scared, it was so fast that an athlete died on it in 2010

    • dan b
      dan b 3 months ago +5

      Hear HEAR! Thank you, Tom, I've been watching since the eager beginnings! You have one of the best channels on the Clip-Share Sir!

    • Animiles
      Animiles 3 months ago +14

      The thing that makes it sound so ominous to me is the period at the end

  • The Frontiersman
    The Frontiersman 3 months ago +112

    Tom and his team: so is this safe or dangerous?
    Staff: yes.

  • Dieter MacPherson
    Dieter MacPherson 3 months ago +583

    Haha - that driver is either an Aussie that’s been in Canada a long time or a Canadian that’s been around Aussies in Whistler a long time 😂

    • XSCT
      XSCT 3 months ago +12

      Hearing that voice of his as an Australian, but Tom referring to him as a Canadian, had me feeling seriously gaslit, I was so sure I was hearing at least half of an Aussie accent in there.

    • Marscars
      Marscars 3 months ago +3

      @Moofey no just BC all of Canada, up in blue mountain most of the teachers are Aussie too.

    • Moofey
      Moofey 3 months ago +3

      You do find a lot of aussies working at ski resorts around BC.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +2

      @Bacopa68 My mind was definitely having a tough time attempting to pinpoint where in Canada his accent was from.

    • Christopher Adams
      Christopher Adams 3 months ago +5

      He's from Darwin, it's insane

  • Lukas Chan
    Lukas Chan 3 months ago +434

    4:04 love that the Georgian flag is still there 12 years later ❤ Rest in Peace Nodar Kumaritashvili

    • John Airey
      John Airey 3 months ago +6

      Flags don't last long, that's probably at least the second one since then. I remember that day too.

    • Badou Plus
      Badou Plus 3 months ago +12

      And it should remain there for as long the facilities will exist, the lack of a proper security guard or wall was highly criticized in the aftermath of the accident.

    • Marscars
      Marscars 3 months ago +1

      Was wondering why that flag was there

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +8

      Oh. I wasn't expecting the reason for the flag to be so tragic.

    • bcdm999
      bcdm999 3 months ago +11

      I saw the flag and it broke my heart all over again. RIP

  • Advancering Newholder
    Advancering Newholder 3 months ago +118

    this is just an excuse for Tom's production team to have a holiday in canada and writing it off as business expenses

  • TwoJuiceMan
    TwoJuiceMan 3 months ago +100

    Chris Joel is gonna be jealous. "If you're doing it right there should be a chance of death. I say that about everything. I say that about walking to the shops"

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +17

      Chris Joel is such an enigma that he may as well be an Olympic-level bobsledder with no one knowing.

  • Finkel - Funk
    Finkel - Funk 3 months ago +87

    Confirming once again that this channel just exists for Tom to leave his comfort zone. More power to him for that.

  • tmtrains
    tmtrains 3 months ago +115

    The faces of the crew during the briefing are 100% "we gonna die, omg"

  • Namelesshunter Gaming
    Namelesshunter Gaming 3 months ago +30

    congratulations on the medical reason, and merry christmass to you all

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +10

      "Congratulations on the medical reason" is the best possible way to phrase that.

  • Aidan Byrne
    Aidan Byrne 3 months ago +518

    Feel the Rhythm.
    Feel the rhyme.
    Get on up.
    It bobsled time!
    Cool runnings!!!

    • Peabrain
      Peabrain 2 months ago


    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +5

      Disappointed in the lack of Cool Runnings in this video.

    • Resurgam B7
      Resurgam B7 3 months ago +4

      I was very impressed that no one on the team said that chant 😂 At least, not on camera!

    • Hugo Iwata
      Hugo Iwata 3 months ago +11

      This movie gave me the most precious advice on relationships I ever received:
      "Derice, a gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it."

    • archenemies666
      archenemies666 3 months ago +10

      sanka ya dead?

  • grovermatic
    grovermatic 3 months ago +267

    Good job by the editors... that slow-mo montage made everyone look like total badasses!

  • freekzero
    freekzero 3 months ago +142

    Bobsledding (on that track anyway) is the scariest/most intense thing I've ever done. 300kph on a bike, bungie jumping, skydiving, all were easier than a touristy bobsled run to me.

    • Phlarx
      Phlarx 3 months ago +4

      @midgame jeff Terminal velocity means gravity can't make you go faster, it says nothing about a racing engine

    • Zraknul
      Zraknul 3 months ago +2

      @midgame jeff Terminal velocity in a stable belly down position. In speed skydiving competitions, the record is over 500.

    • Skeletor Jopko
      Skeletor Jopko 3 months ago +17

      @Boarbot 78 I think he's talking about a motorbike.

    • Boarbot 78
      Boarbot 78 3 months ago +7

      @Volcanoman exactly what I was thinking. The fastest thing like that I know of is speed skiing, and I believe the record for that is only around 250 km/h.

    • Tony Whitley
      Tony Whitley 3 months ago +4

      @Boarbot 78Motorbike?

  • Richmond W
    Richmond W 3 months ago +73

    I have to say that the "putting on helmets" sequence was a lot cooler when the camera crew was behind the cameras! (Thanks all for a lovely series, it's been a lot of fun to watch!) Would love to see more from this channel next year!

  • Ziginox
    Ziginox 3 months ago +11

    Tom, I'm glad you didn't do this six years ago, because GOD DAMN the footage from this was gorgeous. +1 for all those involved in capture and color grading, and for the rest of the team for being willing to put up with this!

  • Vonriel
    Vonriel 3 months ago +20

    Between this and the taxi driver video, your production team is incredible. They've really elevated these last two to be even better than they would've been.

  • Josh Taylor
    Josh Taylor 3 months ago +56

    2 things: 1- How did any of you not do the chant from cool runnings? 2-If anything (heaven forbid) happens to Tom, the last thing that said on this show is going to be "that's nuts"... What a fantastic end, and I love that you involved your crew in this. Tom Scott, thank you for everything you and your various teams have done for the internet this year and in years past.

    • Roccondil
      Roccondil 3 months ago +6

      The chant is most likely copyrighted, so they may not be able to show it in the final video if they did do it.

  • lordchutney9000
    lordchutney9000 3 months ago +12

    The Georgian Flag hanging outside during the briefing is telling of just how difficult this track is.

    • Puck Dudes Hockey Channel
      Puck Dudes Hockey Channel Month ago +3

      Yes, a little bit of irony when it comes to giving the safety briefing with that background (both figuratively and literally).

  • Experiment
    Experiment 3 months ago +8

    Tom needs to face the fact that he's no longer a presenter, he's a personality. This kind of content is something plenty of people are interested in!

  • Neil
    Neil 3 months ago +36

    I've been waiting for this video! You guys were staying at the same hotel we were when we visited Whistler for a mini-vacation, and we saw you guys filming when we stopped by the sliding centre to check it out. Thanks for unintentionally making our vacation memorable with a Clip-Share celebrity sighting 😂

  • Nothing To See Here
    Nothing To See Here 3 months ago +53

    I love how Tom travels the world to see interesting things, and while doing that he has visited my home of BC numerus times in these videos.
    It tells me I picked the right place to live.

  • FallingofftheGrid
    FallingofftheGrid 3 months ago +74

    This channel has been absolutely fantastic - have a great break, and I look forward to seeing you back in 2023!

  • Ironica
    Ironica 3 months ago +28

    Love the growth that we have been able to watch. From terrified Tom before the coasters, to him saying he should have done this six years ago as they are getting ready shows how much ccj he has grown. Movies should review this channel to study how to do natural character growth 👍

  • Robin Marriott
    Robin Marriott 3 months ago +29

    What an awesome team of people Tom has and what a lucky lot they are to have Tom as a boss.

  • sirrliv
    sirrliv 3 months ago +12

    My only little disappointment is that, just for funsies, the sled team didn't give them the full "Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it's bobsled time!" (If you know, you know)

    • Mike Lovett
      Mike Lovett 3 months ago

      Looks to me like the same track used in the film!

  • heisenballs
    heisenballs 3 months ago +11

    Hahaha, Phillipe was great!! "There is nothing we can do about it." and "Uhh...... no" had me cracking up!

  • Ben McCann
    Ben McCann 3 months ago +9

    That looked FAST. The alarming thing is that in the footage you can see the pushers aren't giving it half of what they do for competition.

  • Joe Bleasdale
    Joe Bleasdale 3 months ago +48

    When he mentioned they were going to be pulling 5 to 6 Gs I was worried we were going to get Part 2 of Tom Scott updating on a centrifuge 😂😂😂

    • Mark Wright
      Mark Wright 2 months ago +1

      I was surprised there wasn't any talk of breathing exercises or anything like that after hearing 5-6 Gs. I think Richard Hammond was told something along the lines of try to fill his lungs before entering corners when he was racing a rally car down another track in Top Gear, but I think he mentioned having difficulty catching his breath between corners because they just came up so fast. Alternatively there's the fighter pilots specalised method of rapid deep panting (for want of a better way of explaining it).

    • John Airey
      John Airey 3 months ago +6

      Not sustained though, and Tom mentioned he had gray-out near the end. Cardiovascular fitness helps with this and after that it's a G suit!

    • Zraknul
      Zraknul 3 months ago +4

      Between a stunt plane and wrestling, he's gotten a few Gs thrown at him.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +1

      His acceleration tolerance has clearly improved quite a bit.

    • Ragnhild
      Ragnhild 3 months ago +7

      3-4 _g,_ which is still quite a lot to someone who passed out at 3.6 _g_ before.

  • InfinityMike
    InfinityMike 3 months ago +22

    Looks like your production team had an amazing day!

    • InfinityMike
      InfinityMike 3 months ago +4

      @houari bouhadjeb everyone got used to them, this channel has been using it for a while already

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      houari bouhadjeb 3 months ago


  • Great Nate
    Great Nate 3 months ago +10

    "So it is the less safe one?"
    "I like to call it the more fun one!"
    I almost died laughing

  • Robert Sell
    Robert Sell 3 months ago +9

    Ive loved watching this series and seeing Tom slowly but surely embrace his inner adrenaline junky

  • ODISeth
    ODISeth 3 months ago +51

    I think Tom’s favorite phrase is “Oh Wow”

  • NLvideomaster
    NLvideomaster 3 months ago +15

    So Tom, it's immediately obvious that your camera team is in the sled at the end 🤣

  • WildMax_PlayZ
    WildMax_PlayZ 3 months ago +4

    I'm impressed that the editing team cut all the footage perfectly to have the whole trip down around 40 seconds, thats efforts and realism not many would notice, Great job guys and gals !

  • him
    him 3 months ago +25

    The production quality of this video is incredible! Awesome recording and editing!

  • LTDunltd
    LTDunltd 3 months ago +9

    Awesome gift to give your crew. I was surprised by the size of the crew. I figured that it was you and two or three others.
    Keep putting this type of quality production.

  • Doctors_TARDIS
    Doctors_TARDIS 3 months ago +359

    UnFun fact: Going down a blobsled track ONCE is enough to cause permeant brain damage. It's not just the big crashes that lead to "sled head" but also micro-concussions from the number and intensity of small jolts that happen on a sled run.

    • Soepsas
      Soepsas 2 months ago +1

      How about rollercoasters? Can they have the same effects?

    • purplegill10
      purplegill10 3 months ago +1

      @Łuaksz Oh no I'm well aware. I'm thankful many sports are adapting to new realities when it comes to this but sadly most people still aren't aware of the risks before they start.

    • Łuaksz
      Łuaksz 3 months ago +12

      @purplegill10 hi there, I’m a skeleton athlete (bobsled’s sister sport). Sled head does exist, but going down once won’t cause permanent brain damage. It is the compilation of these micro-concussions that produces a change in brain chemistry. The good news is we train our neck muscles to be conditioned to these rapid oscillations. Alongside this new technology such as anti-concussive collars have been in development to dampen these oscillations in unique ways.

    • Cyanne 2
      Cyanne 2 3 months ago +7

      To me the risk is not worth the reward. But letting wear and tear damage stop you from doing what you want in life may be missing the point as well.

    • naik naik
      naik naik 3 months ago +1

      Thats probably why the track here is so well maintained

  • Hans Olo
    Hans Olo 3 months ago +8

    Seeing the team getting involved is a real cool concept, it shows that people are really into this project and not just "working". I have to admit I watched it mainly because I was curious about everyone working behind the scenes than the actual thing that happened.

  • Amanda Baule
    Amanda Baule 3 months ago +5

    What a heck of a holiday gift for the team there Tom! It looks like everyone had the experience of a lifetime. Very glad to see you didn’t blackout. These are the times you’ll talk about 30 years from now when a little in the family is watching the winter games and goes “ohhhh! That’s so cool!” And every one of ya can now say, “ya know! I did that once!” And suddenly be an even greater superhero in their eyes. So freaking cool!

  • kleines Ren
    kleines Ren 3 months ago +4

    I really wanna do this :D This seems like SO much fun. Could you post a short with only the POV of the sled going down?? That would be awesome

  • S1m0ne
    S1m0ne 2 months ago +3

    The only thing I want more after this is a full length POV video going down that track. Yes please, TYVM.

  • EasyGoingDude 99
    EasyGoingDude 99 3 months ago +8

    Nice to finally meet all the folks bringing us so many cool videos. Thank you all! Wish you a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year 🙏

  • Phil C
    Phil C 3 months ago +6

    Love to see you treat your employees well; taking them for a ride.

  • alystair
    alystair 3 months ago +7

    Happy holiday season, again I cannot get over how much I enjoy these closed captions. Serious serious kudos to the team, I hope you stick around and I get to see your feature laden captions on projects for other content creators! 🥰

  • Carl Chapman
    Carl Chapman 3 months ago +28

    I would have cried if one of the camera team got off and then said "Meh! I've had better!" even if it was just a joke.

  • Euan Smith
    Euan Smith 3 months ago +55

    Scott, "How do you learn to control a bobsleigh?
    Driver, 🎶"I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes
    I feel in my butt, and the numbing of my nose
    It's written on you faces, let the terror show
    So if you really want to survive, just never let go"🎶

  • 冬夜ryu
    冬夜ryu 3 months ago +8

    Hope the team is ready for ski jumping next year.

  • ABRouleauville
    ABRouleauville 3 months ago +5

    I wonder if the crew knew a bit of the history of their driver , Chris Spring , and his traumatic bobsled accident of January 2012 during a practice run in Germany. Bobsled hit the roof and even took out part of it. Didn't know if he'd be able to work up the nerve to pilot a sled again, be responsible for the crew, but he did just weeks later and he said he feels the accident made him a better driver.

  • PearGuy
    PearGuy 3 months ago +5

    Tom Scott Plus’ season 1’s second special! Thank you very much for this Christmas treat! The season finale was one of my favourites!

  • Jamie Clark
    Jamie Clark 3 months ago +9

    "I can't feel my fingers!"
    "That's interesting..."

    • My Lady Casagrande
      My Lady Casagrande 3 months ago +1

      Considering that Tom tends to lose sensation in his hands when he's freaked out, he's probably used to it by now.

  • FriedlichChiller
    FriedlichChiller 3 months ago +22

    Ah, I wish I had seen this a couple of weeks earlier. This would've been the perfect present to wish for. Looks like SO much fun!

    • FriedlichChiller
      FriedlichChiller 3 months ago

      @Dan Arnets The Königssee one would probably be the easiest for me to reach, but the track was destroyed in a landslide earlier this year, which is a shame. Innsbruck could work as well though.

    • Dan Arnets
      Dan Arnets 3 months ago +1

      You have similar experiences available in all of the ¿dozen? professional ice tubes around the World
      There is one in every recent Olympic venue (Whistler, Sochi, Pyeongchang and Yanqing), one in many older Olympic venues (Salt Lake City, Nagano, La Plagne, Lake Placid and Calgary), 2 originally meant to train commies (Altenberg and Sigulda), 3 more in Germany out of pure obsession (Winterberg, Oberhof and Konigssee) and the granddad of them all in Sankt Moritz, which is the only one that isn't made of concrete and way too many refrigeration tubes

  • Belliqua
    Belliqua 3 months ago +41

    Vancouverite here, considering the UBC video I was hoping that you'd done a trip up to Whistler as well!! It's a bit morbid but I'm very curious if they told you about the death that occurred on this track just before the Olympics or if it was better that you didn't know.

    • Teverell
      Teverell 3 months ago +7

      @Michael Dayman Wikipedia isn't necessarily the best source, but it's good for getting a quick overview... According to the wiki page on Nodar Kumaritashvili, the lugers on the track were reaching about ten miles an hour faster than the track had been rated for, which was a contributing factor. He left the track at a bend and struck a support pole; despite immediately receiving CPR and mouth-to-mouth, he had sustained serious injury and died in hospital.
      An incredibly sad story.

    • radagastwiz
      radagastwiz 3 months ago +15

      Kumartashvili was a luger; an accident like his would not occur in a bobsled. Plus, the track infrastructure has since been adapted to prevent this, and Tom's team took a lower start point so were going below maximum speed.

    • Michael Dayman
      Michael Dayman 3 months ago +11

      @Noah Talks Money most likely. Lost control on a practice run, was launched from the track and struck an unsheilded support column if memory serves.
      Not sure if it could have been prevented, or if padding support structures is standard for such bobsled runs, and the Whistler track was deficient in some way.

    • Noah Talks Money
      Noah Talks Money 3 months ago +10

      Is that Nodar Kumaritashvili (Georgia), who died in 2010 just before the Vancouver Games?

  • Lauren Bingham
    Lauren Bingham 3 months ago +9

    As a Canadian, I learned more about my country from your videos than in school!
    Thanks Tom and the production team - have a happy Christmas!

  • Squeeeps
    Squeeeps 3 months ago +8

    I can’t believe I’ve been to a place Tom Scott has been. I stayed in the Olympic village, and it was awesome. If you have the money/ time, I would recommend it to anyone who loves winter sports. I did the bobsled, dog sledding, and had the best ski trip of my life. Truly an awesome place

  • Logix
    Logix Month ago +1

    I love how from about 11:47 onwards for a little while, if you listen closely to the sound it sounds like something's powering up (presumably because they're picking up speed). Also *kinda* sounds like a rocket launch when listening with headphones and the volume up (could just be my audio enhancer, though). Really awesome stuff!

  • Nick éS
    Nick éS 3 months ago +3

    To everyone that works behind the scenes and Tom himself, Merry Christmas!

  • Victoria Eads
    Victoria Eads 2 months ago

    Cambria, you're reaction is my favorite! It's exactly what I would be acting like in your place. Thrilled with a slight adrenaline overload 😂❤

  • LiMMY
    LiMMY 2 months ago +2

    Imagine hearing "it's very easy to crash" and "it's all about the feeling" before somebody pushes you into an irreversible situation.

  • Lamron Jr
    Lamron Jr 3 months ago +1

    "I should have done this six years ago." gods. I feel like tom has had the world opened and regrets his fears so truly. It's so odd ot watch but so glad he's gotten to such a comfortable place. Had he never faced up to his fears he'd still never know that it made him happy

  • technoandrew
    technoandrew 3 months ago +1

    Great way to end out the year and this run of videos, including the whole team. That POV shot from the bob is incredible to watch too!
    Well done for all the work put into this channel, I’ve loved following along. Favourite is the Alton Towers one, that’s a frickin’ masterpiece of a video. I also really liked coffee with James, ice cream with Barry and cycling with Mike.

  • brakejet
    brakejet Month ago

    That forward shot at max speed was surreal, it looks so fun and terrifying at the same time

  • f0x
    f0x 3 months ago +9

    "I steer using the pressure in my butt" ah so just like Hans Niemann

  • Wandering Vagabond
    Wandering Vagabond 3 months ago

    Great show Tom and team!! I kinda wanted to see Tom be in a flipped sled so we can hear what the experience was really like. Your descriptions are just so on-point. 😁👍

  • glossaria2
    glossaria2 3 months ago

    Whooooo! This was a fun one, and I loved the sled's-eye view of the track as it seemed to twist sideways around you. ^_^
    I never realized how much a toll continuous G's take on bobsledders, so now I have ever MORE respect for the athletes who do this sport.
    Merry Christmas, Tom and crew!!! 🎄

  • Kaylea
    Kaylea Month ago

    I know you're taking a break now, but if this ever continues into the future, I would absolutely love to see you try fencing. From all of your other videos, you have the exact attitude of every fencer on my team when they concede a point: "Gah! That's what I did wrong!", and then continuing despite bodily harm and pain with just pure determination

  • Leo Jay
    Leo Jay 3 months ago +1

    Congrats to everyone on the team, you’ve all managed to create a wonderful channel and amazing content. All the best, merry Christmas and a happy new year!

  • Gerry Phibbs
    Gerry Phibbs 3 months ago

    A terrific video Tom! Enjoyed the pre-run information. Really enjoyed the expressions as you all were going so fast, and the laughing & smiles once you were back on solid ground! Merry Christmas to you Tom, and your entire production team! I know you'll provide us with even more great videos in the coming new year! Thanks for so very much - impossible to break it all down into segments! Oh, and the driver said he "felt it in his stomach and butt", which literally means that you and your people were all heading down the mountain - flying by the seat of HIS pants!

  • Steven Bird
    Steven Bird 3 months ago +6

    Merry Christmas to Tom and all the team! Best wishes from Brum! See you in 2023!👍🏼

  • Eric W
    Eric W 3 months ago +1

    Thanks for doing another episode in my back yard. Hopefully you guys were able to get out before the snow storm rolled in. Thanks you for keeping up with the amazing content

  • Steven Leung
    Steven Leung 3 months ago

    I'm loving seeing all these videos recently from Canada. Makes me proud to have grown up in such a diverse and interesting country. Hope you and your team are having a Merry Christmas! :)

  • Marvin De Bot
    Marvin De Bot 3 months ago +1

    And that's a bucket list item now. Great that you took the whole team Tom when you could have done it with just a camera person.

  • BeanSprout
    BeanSprout 2 months ago +1

    I am absolutely devastated that I have a shitty heart that doesn’t work so well bc this looks like so much fun 😭

  • Blackdroid Something
    Blackdroid Something 2 months ago

    So happy to see the whole crew having fun!

  • OneWoman Army
    OneWoman Army 3 months ago +5

    I love that Tom is trying out and experiencing so many of the things I've always wanted to do but sadly can't due to illnesses and disability. Thanks Tom for having this channel be your "I'm curious about trying/checking out..." channel as it seem to be the source of a great sense of joy for you but also because it somehow makes me feel better in times I'm bummed that I'll never have a chance to full fill a particular dream of mine. Happy you're living the life you wish to have.

  • Andy Windy
    Andy Windy 2 months ago

    Absolutely Brilliant! Thank you Crew for making Tom do this.

  • 98Films
    98Films 3 months ago +1

    Im absolutely loving the content thats coming from you guys from my hometown! Hope you're all enjoying your say here on the west coast!

  • Blobfish
    Blobfish 3 months ago +1

    I just watched this video while on a Japanese Shinkansen and boy, the immersion was real 😂 Looking forward to your videos in the new year Tom!

  • No Grip
    No Grip 3 months ago

    That was incredible.
    Often things don't come across as quick on camera, but that did.

  • aukejorrit
    aukejorrit 3 months ago

    This channel has become one of the greatest delights this year. Love every video, despite them being so varied and unique

  • barryschwarz
    barryschwarz 3 months ago

    Nice to see the team around you. And the Australian/Canadian accent puts two friendly cultures in one sound.

  • Sniffleblox
    Sniffleblox 3 months ago

    Enjoy your well-deserved break team, this channel is great and I’m so glad Tom took the risk with creating it!

  • stone5against1
    stone5against1 3 months ago

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your team, Tom.. And to every fan out there as well

  • Oba936
    Oba936 3 months ago +1

    I love how much fun you all seem to be having together!

  • Dylan Pritchard
    Dylan Pritchard 3 months ago +2

    Another brilliant video! Thank you Tom and team for all the amazing content this year! Enjoy a well deserved holiday!

  • Pieter Pierrot
    Pieter Pierrot 3 months ago +3

    Hahaha that Philippe seems like a complete hero! Great video Scott!!

  • EgEmel
    EgEmel 3 months ago +2

    Hey, can yall make more videos with the whole team?

  • Vincent Dietrich
    Vincent Dietrich 3 months ago +1

    I love how Tom overcomes his fears it’s really inspiring

  • Thomas
    Thomas 3 months ago

    I genuinely love the content on this channel. Please keep it up!

  • Mian Cowell
    Mian Cowell 3 months ago +1

    Cutest part was when the producer called Tom 'mate'. Really shows the relationship Tom has with his crew, and why his videos are so good.