November 15th, 2013
11:34 AM ET

See Van Damme's Awesome Split

Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme carries out his famous split between two reversing trucks.

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  1. JS

    Its important to note here, that this is an advertisement for a feature on European Volvo trucks. this new feature is specifically designed to mitigate most or all trailer wobble while in reverse. also its important to understand that European trucks have a different coupling and securing mechanism which is superior compared to the United States equivalent, they are also much smaller then their US counterpart.

    November 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Reply
  2. B-Dog

    "I just read the greatest movie script ever written" – JCVD
    "Oh wow, who wrote it" – Producer
    "I did" – JCVD

    November 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  3. Van

    What bothered me is the obvious... Van Damme still splitting... but there's no Bloodsport part 2! 🙂

    November 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  4. Ken Welker

    So whether the trucks are going forward or backward is what bothered you, lg and db?? What bothered me is having to watch a 30 sec commercial before watching yet another commercial. The stunt that JCVD did was for Volvo trucks...

    November 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Reply
    • Omar

      So True!!!

      November 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  5. sf

    those trucks could not back up that straight in unison - they are driving forward and the video is replayed in reverse.

    November 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Reply
    • Mr.Butters

      No the trucks ARE going backwards. That is the entire point of the commercial, the truck can drive backwards without moving side to side. Honestly, the lack of common sense is shameful.

      November 16, 2013 at 3:31 am | Reply
  6. lg

    The trucks are in reverse. If you check out the trailer to the teaser – it specifically says the trucks will be going in reverse. http://youtu.be/bX1ukQpXH_M

    November 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Reply
  7. db

    It's quite simple really. The trucks are not in reverse. It starts with him doing the splits and the 2 trucks are standing still. They then start driving forward gettting closer together until he is standing up. Then the video recording is played in reverse.

    November 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Reply
    • yt

      Even if that's true db, it still means he was doing the splits standing on two MOVING trucks.

      November 17, 2013 at 12:07 am | Reply

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