Two Driving Stunts and How Stunt Drivers Master Them

Two Driving Stunts and How Stunt Drivers Master Them

Two Driving Stunts and How Stunt Drivers Master Them

From car chases to car jumps over buildings or canyons, Hollywood sure knows how to make a car stunt seem like an easy feat.  Whenever you are watching these clips, you likely stare in awe and think "I wish I could do that."  Many stunt drivers have the ability to mimic these circumstances so that it appears to be real on the big screen.  Their understanding and expertise of the technical skills required for drivers make them great at their job, and directors will frequently turn to these professionals to ask their opinions about driving scenes.  There are a few driving stunts that you may see on the big screen in many popular movies.

360-Degree Spin

Many cars can perform a 360-degree spin, for it is one the easier moves to master.  Whenever you are driving, you want to start a standstill.  Then start driving your car in circles, and start to make your circles smaller and smaller as you continue driving.  This will create momentum and speed.  Next, you'll want to lock your wheel and then increase your speed.  While you are increasing your speed, make sure to stay focused on making as perfect circles as you can.  After this, you'll want to step on the clutch and pull the handbrake back towards you.  This is the dramatic part when your rear end will slide.  At this point, release the handbrake.  To get out of the spinning motion, you can take your foot off the gas and steer straight to stop the circular motion.

J-Turn

A J-turn is a popular move that is done in many action movies.  This move is best done in a car that has a shift lever directly on the steering wheel, as it makes it much easier to shift when you need to.  To master this move, stunt drivers will start by driving in reverse.  You can accelerate up to 40mph or slower.  The slower you go, the more difficult the stunt will be.  When you turn the steering wheel to the left, your front end will start to come around the other side.  This will allow you to face in the opposite direction, which you will then want to shift into drive and continue driving.  

These are just some of the stunts that stunt drivers will do when they are filming a movie or TV show.  Because of the level of skill, they are able to make these stunts appear even grander and more daring than they actually are.  If you are in need of skill stunt drivers for your next film project, contact us to hear about how we can help you today.