Has Dan ever used a Katana in his life? No. Has he ever been trained the way of the Samurai? No. Will it stop him from making a slow mo Katana video? Hell no. Many plastic bottles were harmed in the making of this video.
image/text credit: The Slow Mo Guys
But hey, they are terrible for the environment!The results are amazing—and even moreso when slowed to 2,000 frames per second. One of the bottle tops even lands perfectly on the table still full of water.
When viewed at normal speed, this fun little sword-swinging set-up just looks like a mess. But when slowed down to a thousand frames per second you can see how easily the katana moves.
If anything, slow motion gives you a better idea of the force created with a sword this powerful.The best bit is undoubtedly when they fill the bottles with different coloured liquids so you get to watch the glorious slow-mo technicolour explosion that ensues.