Pow! Slow Mo Guys hit the big time again

The Slow Mo Guys show how a gun appears fired underwater at 27,000 fps
The Slow Mo Guys show how a gun appears fired underwater at 27,000 fps

A former Lord Williams’s School student has shot to the top of online viewing figures after making the second most watched video in the world on the day it was released.

Gavin Free, 25, is one half of the duo behind YouTube sensation The Slow Mo Guys and their latest video shows how a fired gun underwater appears at 27,000 frames per second.

At the time of going to press and just two days old the video already has more than three million views.

With friend Dan Gruchy the pair have amassed more than two million followers on YouTube and their work has featured on Rude Tube, Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show and ITV’s Daybreak.

The majority of their work averages between one and six million views but certain videos such as the pair jumping on a giant 6ft water balloon have been the big hitters.

More than 36 million people have tuned in to see how the balloon appears when it bursts at 25,000 fps.

On impact the balloon splits as water explodes out and sends individual droplets scattering in the air.

Mr Free came up with the idea two years ago when he put a video of balloons bursting on the internet and saw the interest it immediately gained. His rapid success with making things slower than real life has led to working on films such as Hot Fuzz, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Mr Free and Mr Gruchy regularly upload new videos to their channel and they can be viewed by searching The Slow Mo Guys on YouTube.