Jean-Claude Van Damme Video – Does a Split Between Moving Trucks in Volvo Commercial

Shot in one take, the Jean-Claude Van Damme split between moving trucks in the Volvo commercial was accomplished with the semi on the right reversing perfectly straight up against the center line (a very difficult challenge in itself), while the truck on the left that separates (watch the center line at 0:33) is completely rigid (a one-piece, tandem axle straight truck as opposed to the other two-piece semi truck with a triple axle trailer). Dotted lines on the left let the driver know the maximum distance he can separate. At no time was Van Damme in danger, since there was a hidden safety wire around one ankle to catch him if the stunt failed.

Also see: WSJ on Creating The Volvo Commercial

Posted by at June 4, 2016
Filed in category: Amazing, Cars & Transportation, Commercials, Extreme, Videos,

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