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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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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!
@Jeremy Peters it is a terrible long break
Well you finally got me to subscribe! Great video! 👏
but which team got the faster TIME? :)
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!
I think the answer as to how to teach new drivers is, you don't start them on the fastest track in the world
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.
oh god yes. 4 minute videos are not nearly enough to really dive into anything
@Red Earth ye, a friend made it for me years ago and I can't bring myself to change it.
Is that a pony pfp?
I like this channel more than the main one cuz the videos are longer.
I hope so as well. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Tom become and adrenaline junkie.
finally, the collaboration we've been waiting for: Tom Scott plus Tom Scott Plus！
“Bob Loblaw Lobs Law Bomb!”
@BrutalSwede ah yes, the successor to TS (commonly mistaken to be typescript)
I'm still waiting for Tom Scott plus Tom Scott. He's got to figure out cloning one of these days.
I wish you would've ordered it Tom Scott Plus plus Tom Scott
Tom Scott has overcome all his fears
Now it's time for his production team to understand the meaning of terror
The bobsledder is a really good explainer. Also notice that he says bobsled while Tom says bobsleigh.
What is terror?
"I am here at the newest circle of hell and my crew has arrived a bit earlier"
Tom Scott is going mad with power.
"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."
Probably more c) then I'd not have to do it now 😂
@Victoria It is a reference to that but it could still mean something like the above ;)
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.
That's exactly how I interpreted that. "Six years ago, the recuperation time would be shorter."
Or "I've been stuck making videos about weird places when I could've been sledding down an Olympic track."
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"
@Adrian Bik you forgot the super assuring ehhhhhhhhhhh
"Do accidents happen often?"
If I were to go down an extremely dangerous extreme sports track, he's exactly the person I would want on my side.
The best experiences are the ones with that little element of danger!!
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.
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.
@Timothy McLean damn i aint smart bro 😭
@ZzzZzz Civilian aircraft stay distinctly subsonic, Concorde aside. Anyways, there's a difference between a multiton vehicle and a glorified sled.
Now imagine the jet that can go mac 1 the speed from the video but like 10x faster 😭
@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
Can we appreciate for a minute the incredible work that the production team does??
Yup. Nice to see them getting a cool bonus.
There's nothing like an overused catch phrase on Christmas morning..
I don't know, can we?
You can appreciate whatever you wanna appreciate.
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."
Dang, I was looking for info for him online, thanks for sharing. Crazy story.
Yep, noticed it as well
I thought I was making up that slight accent, since I’m not even Australian.
I clocked it too and had to look him up!
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
@Erin2718 And presumably Tom hasn't assaulted any of his production staff...
@saloalv And the gameshows aren't *all* being run by sex offenders!
@Erin2718 but less transphobic, thankfully
Yes it does, you're right 👍
@Erin2718soon he is going to turn into doctor who 😂
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.
@sirBrouwer "the team haze given" -- Was that an intentional typo? It calls to mind "hazing" :)
TOM SCOTS MIDLIFE CRISIS 🤣
"Tom Scott's Midlife Crisis" might have been a better title for the series.
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.
Jesus, the go-pro footage is incredible. I had no idea how fast it looked like from that perspective
afx in the open, good to see
Look like its speed up the footage ^^
Imagine if it were VR footage.
it legitimately made me motion ill. what a great perspective!
well... the roof is a measurement of sorts... it's hella quick... it's blur...
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!
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.
They should be scared, it was so fast that an athlete died on it in 2010
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!
The thing that makes it sound so ominous to me is the period at the end
Tom and his team: so is this safe or dangerous?
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 😂
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.
@Moofey no just BC all of Canada, up in blue mountain most of the teachers are Aussie too.
You do find a lot of aussies working at ski resorts around BC.
@Bacopa68 My mind was definitely having a tough time attempting to pinpoint where in Canada his accent was from.
He's from Darwin, it's insane
4:04 love that the Georgian flag is still there 12 years later ❤ Rest in Peace Nodar Kumaritashvili
Flags don't last long, that's probably at least the second one since then. I remember that day too.
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.
Was wondering why that flag was there
Oh. I wasn't expecting the reason for the flag to be so tragic.
I saw the flag and it broke my heart all over again. RIP
this is just an excuse for Tom's production team to have a holiday in canada and writing it off as business expenses
You totally have found them out.
@PrograError i am not, **wink**
found the IRS agent...
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"
Chris Joel is such an enigma that he may as well be an Olympic-level bobsledder with no one knowing.
Confirming once again that this channel just exists for Tom to leave his comfort zone. More power to him for that.
The faces of the crew during the briefing are 100% "we gonna die, omg"
congratulations on the medical reason, and merry christmass to you all
"Congratulations on the medical reason" is the best possible way to phrase that.
Feel the Rhythm.
Feel the rhyme.
Get on up.
It bobsled time!
Disappointed in the lack of Cool Runnings in this video.
I was very impressed that no one on the team said that chant 😂 At least, not on camera!
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."
sanka ya dead?
Good job by the editors... that slow-mo montage made everyone look like total badasses!
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.
@midgame jeff Terminal velocity means gravity can't make you go faster, it says nothing about a racing engine
@midgame jeff Terminal velocity in a stable belly down position. In speed skydiving competitions, the record is over 500.
@Boarbot 78 I think he's talking about a motorbike.
@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.
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!
you can imagine why
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!
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.
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.
The chant is most likely copyrighted, so they may not be able to show it in the final video if they did do it.
The Georgian Flag hanging outside during the briefing is telling of just how difficult this track is.
Yes, a little bit of irony when it comes to giving the safety briefing with that background (both figuratively and literally).
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!
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 😂
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.
This channel has been absolutely fantastic - have a great break, and I look forward to seeing you back in 2023!
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 👍
What an awesome team of people Tom has and what a lucky lot they are to have Tom as a boss.
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)
Looks to me like the same track used in the film!
Hahaha, Phillipe was great!! "There is nothing we can do about it." and "Uhh...... no" had me cracking up!
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.
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 😂😂😂
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).
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!
Between a stunt plane and wrestling, he's gotten a few Gs thrown at him.
His acceleration tolerance has clearly improved quite a bit.
3-4 _g,_ which is still quite a lot to someone who passed out at 3.6 _g_ before.
Looks like your production team had an amazing day!
@houari bouhadjeb everyone got used to them, this channel has been using it for a while already
WHY ISNT ANYONE TALKING ABOUT THE COLOURED SUBTITLES
"So it is the less safe one?"
"I like to call it the more fun one!"
I almost died laughing
Ive loved watching this series and seeing Tom slowly but surely embrace his inner adrenaline junky
I think Tom’s favorite phrase is “Oh Wow”
So Tom, it's immediately obvious that your camera team is in the sled at the end 🤣
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 !
The production quality of this video is incredible! Awesome recording and editing!
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.
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.
How about rollercoasters? Can they have the same effects?
@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.
@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.
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.
Thats probably why the track here is so well maintained
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.
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!
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
The only thing I want more after this is a full length POV video going down that track. Yes please, TYVM.
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 🙏
Love to see you treat your employees well; taking them for a ride.
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! 🥰
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.
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"🎶
Tom Scott: The Musical
OK, for that you win teh internetz today.
Hope the team is ready for ski jumping next year.
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.
Tom Scott Plus’ season 1’s second special! Thank you very much for this Christmas treat! The season finale was one of my favourites!
"I can't feel my fingers!"
Considering that Tom tends to lose sensation in his hands when he's freaked out, he's probably used to it by now.
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!
@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.
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
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.
@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.
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.
@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.
Is that Nodar Kumaritashvili (Georgia), who died in 2010 just before the Vancouver Games?
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!
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
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!
To everyone that works behind the scenes and Tom himself, Merry Christmas!
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 😂❤
Imagine hearing "it's very easy to crash" and "it's all about the feeling" before somebody pushes you into an irreversible situation.
"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
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.
That forward shot at max speed was surreal, it looks so fun and terrifying at the same time
"I steer using the pressure in my butt" ah so just like Hans Niemann
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. 😁👍
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!!! 🎄
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
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!
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!
Merry Christmas to Tom and all the team! Best wishes from Brum! See you in 2023!👍🏼
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
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! :)
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.
I am absolutely devastated that I have a shitty heart that doesn’t work so well bc this looks like so much fun 😭
So happy to see the whole crew having fun!
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.
Absolutely Brilliant! Thank you Crew for making Tom do this.
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!
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!
That was incredible.
Often things don't come across as quick on camera, but that did.
This channel has become one of the greatest delights this year. Love every video, despite them being so varied and unique
Nice to see the team around you. And the Australian/Canadian accent puts two friendly cultures in one sound.
Enjoy your well-deserved break team, this channel is great and I’m so glad Tom took the risk with creating it!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your team, Tom.. And to every fan out there as well
I love how much fun you all seem to be having together!
Another brilliant video! Thank you Tom and team for all the amazing content this year! Enjoy a well deserved holiday!
Hahaha that Philippe seems like a complete hero! Great video Scott!!
Hey, can yall make more videos with the whole team?
I love how Tom overcomes his fears it’s really inspiring
I genuinely love the content on this channel. Please keep it up!
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.