RT Life – Gavin Free: Knife Thrower

RT Life – Gavin Free: Knife Thrower


[Up-tempo intro music] Burnie: Gav, what are you doing? Gavin: So, Ryan thinks that if I throw a knife Ryan: NO, no, no, Gavin thinks…
Gavin: by the blade… Gavin: I’m saying you think it won’t go in. Ryan: Yeah I’m agreeing that it won’t go in. Burnie: Nobody explained the premise still. [Gavin laughing]
Burnie: You interrupted each other. Ryan: Gavin’s gonna throw a knife at the wall, he thinks if he grips it by the blade, that just -immediately- confers the ability to stick it in the wall. Gavin: It’ll go swoosh, swoosh ding! Jon: Is that the one you’re gonna throw?
Ryan: Alright, is that it? Ryan: You’re going with that one? Burnie: How many throws, you talking one throw? All: One Throw Gavin: 20 Bucks Which is the best knife though? Is what i’m still trying to decide on. Ryan: One that is not in here.
Gavin: I don’t want to cut myself… Burnie: I’d say this is your best bet. Jon: Do I get part of your winnings if I help? Gavin: I’ll give you 5 bucks, yeah
Jon: Do I get part of your winnings if I help? Burnie: Gavin, this one is forged, it’s like all one piece Gavin: Yeah. Jon: Yeah that’s the one.
Ryan: Let me show you why. Gavin: That looks like a bit too steep, like…
Ryan: Let me show you why this is not the one. Burnie: No! [Knife thudding]
Burnie: Look at that, look! Ryan: Watch this, this is why this is not going to work Jon: Stop, stop brandishing that knife… Ryan: Throwing knives are balanced at the hilt [Various noises of agreement] [Knife clattering on ground] Gavin: Right, you’ve proven nothing! Ryan: It should have stayed on my finger. Ryan: Well, there you go, it’s balanced… below the blade. [Knife clattering] Burnie: Why does it need to be balanced below the blade? Ryan: You want it to be balanced right at the mid-line of the knife so that… Gavin: Why does he know, like, really small facts about everything? I’m like what about this, he’s like, well actually it’s not balanced at the hilt. Ryan: I know my blades, what can I say? Jon: Where are you aiming? Gavin: I’m going to aim for Jack Ryan: Alright. Burnie: Good luck Gavin [smack] Burnie: $20. You want to try for 40? Ryan: You failed on multiple levels there, that was tumbling in both directions. Look at that. Burnie: You won 20 bucks! Ryan: I did.
Burnie: This is a man who is $20 richer. Ryan: You can throw this and stick it in the wall, but you have to counter the rotation. You gotta throw it like this. Jon: You do it then. Jon: Okay. [Laughter] Gavin: I’m scared of Ryan even more than I was Burnie: Fucking mic drop. Jon: If you enjoyed that video make sure you click right here for a special sponsors-only RT Life for McKinley Werewolf Slayer or you can click right here for just some more fun vidoes or if you want to subscribe you can just click on the knife right here. That guy. Right there. [Outro music]

Author: Kevin Mason

100 thoughts on “RT Life – Gavin Free: Knife Thrower

  1. Ryan is literally me. Knows a lot of random facts about everything, knows my blades, homicidal tendencies, people fear me.

  2. I hate when people say "the blade needs to be "balanced" to throw properly."

    It's not true… as long as you throw the heavy end first, usually it will stick fine. Kabars throw great and have no "balance" to speak of really.

    *places knife on finger proving nothing and says "this blade has great balance." Is an instant eye roll for me.

  3. I hate a "know it all"… then he throws the knife from three feet away and acts all smug.

    Ugh.. that guy just irks me.

  4. In one fell swoop, Ryan decided who would leave AH first and as a bonus you can hear Ray's rage at Gavin's grenade "why, WHY?!" at 2:11

  5. Search
    Knife throwing done right.
    YouTube ^

    It’s me piercing a water bottle I tossed into the air.
    The trick is… you take the water bottle, loosen/remove cap and squeeze out air&water until 65% reseal cap without any air.
    A pressurized bottle will likely deflect your thrown implements. 

  6. The one part of this that is the best is that Ryan turns before he is even asked to throw it, he might have already planned on doing it before hand

  7. To be fair to Gavin, when Ryan was explaining that Knives are balanced on the hilt, it looks like he flicked the handle down really hard so that it wouldn't stay.

  8. 4 Years later, it became clear: Ryan will become Thanos. He wants a blade that's perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

  9. During the throwing movement, the knife changes its angle to the ground (Δφ), like a watch hand. The value of the changed angle per time is called (external link / new window)angular velocity ω in physics. After releasing the knife, it will fly forward and continue to rotate around its center of gravity with the same angular velocity it had during the throwing movement. At the end of the throwing movement, the tip of the blade goes down (if you are holding it at the handle for the throw, that is), and so it will during the flight: tip going down, handle coming up. Thus, if your knife reaches the target with the handle pointing up, it has turned too much, and you must go nearer to the target to allow less time for rotation.

    The rotation of the knife around its center of gravity depends on how fast you are changing the angle of the knife (=Δφ) during the throwing movement. Now, if you do minimise the circle of the movement by not extending your arm, keeping it bent, throwing with usual speed will result in a faster rotation of the knife (higher ω), because in the smaller circle it takes less time to move the knife for a certain angle. Accordingly, you can also slow down the rotation using a larger circle, extending your arm. This is also accomplished by the technique of "leaning in", where you stretch the throwing movement towards the target, making it into an oblong oval. With respect to the angular velocity, this oval acts like a larger circle (→ slower rotation).

  10. I remember one time during my eighth grade camping trip we were throwing knives at a tree, they all tried the blade method and failed, but when I tried throwing a bread knife I released it in an upward swing, it stuck on the first try

  11. Ray: "Hey let's change Ryan's gamer tag."
    Ryan: Sticks a knife on Ray's portrait
    Ray: "I'm leaving Rooster Teeth."

  12. Yaknow, after all this time I still wonder what was going through the minds of other people when ryan just does it.

  13. What I love the most.
    Me: I wonder if Burnie condones this, this is quite serious
    Burnie: literally films it

  14. just gonna remind everyone, when ryan 'threw' it his hand was like a foot away from the wall, it didnt have time to rotate

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