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BigCasino

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PostSubject: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:02 am

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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:47 am

That was wild!
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:03 am

XD Neat. From the ping of the aluminum bat, definitely college kids screwin' around--as they should be. Baseball is kind of a nerdy sport! Hence why I like it.
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:06 am

OK. I'll bite. What's the trick with the boomerang effect? Or is it video manipulation?
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:07 am

See those fancy, framed nets set up around the diamond? They are angled as such so the ball, when hit, is geometrically sent back to its origination point (the batter). At least in theory. Whether or not the video was manipulated, I'm not sure. If that batter is good enough, it's probably real.
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:18 am

Ah, thanks Kyle! I'm a bit slow on the uptake sometimes.
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:27 am

It's hard to see unless you're used to thinking visually-geometrically. I have to for my job, the soothsayer of rocks.
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:48 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Whether or not the video was manipulated, I'm not sure. If that batter is good enough, it's probably real.

Is it even possible to be that good? I'm askin'.
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:03 pm

I'm callin' bullshit on this one. It'd be a much easier feat in Final Cut Pro than with actual physics. Nice try, though.

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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:33 pm

I'm with veto on this one. Maybe he is good enough to hit the net but the tension on those nets is going to be more or less depending how close he is to center. There is no way he could hit the ball that accurate with in inches of the target. I might believe it if it was just one that he hit and came back , then he may have done it a thousand times and just played the video for the one where it happened, but he did it a quite a few in a row and then they threw multiple balls in the rotation. Suspect

Then again I'm a hater , I don't know that much about base ball , I could be wrong. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:42 pm

I've become jaded: I don't trust much of anything I see on the internet. If it smells like bullshit, it probably is.
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:20 pm

At first I was thinking it might be real; it doesn't "feel" like a fake. Also, I don't have enough experience with baseball to know just how well someone could hit under controlled circumstances. Then I threw some simple math at it. Even if that diamond is on a Little League field, that first net is at least 50 feet from the plate. Assuming the nets are equidistant, that means he's batting into a strike zone 250 feet away. 20 times in a row. That doesn't even consider the variable introduced each time the ball hits a net or the bat. If the vector is off just one degree, it would have quite an impact on where it hit the next net, and therefore on the angle at which it bounced off the net, multiplying with each bounce. For this to have any chance of working, he'd have to hit the first net in exactly the same spot every single time. Watch that first net.
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:34 pm

Isn't it funny...the world we live in today? I remember as a kid, oh around 30 years ago, I'd see a picture of someone and didn't even really think twice about whether or not it was real.

Now It seems we have to question every video and photo we see.

Heck, even with my extremely amateur photoshop skills, I can make people look like they're hanging out with Willie Nelson Very Happy


I'd love to believe this one is legit... but Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:02 pm

the only thing that helps me believe it, is how the net to his left (on 3d base) rocks every time the balls supposedly hits it
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PostSubject: Re: This is incredible   Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:07 am

Growley wrote:
Isn't it funny...the world we live in today? I remember as a kid, oh around 30 years ago, I'd see a picture of someone and didn't even really think twice about whether or not it was real.

Now It seems we have to question every video and photo we see.

Heck, even with my extremely amateur photoshop skills, I can make people look like they're hanging out with Willie Nelson Very Happy


I'd love to believe this one is legit... but Suspect

I was just talking about this exact subject with someone on this video--if it were 1989 and it was recorded with a giant VHS home movie camera, no one would have balked (pun intended).

I'm staying optimistic it's real until proven otherwise. I'm sticking with harmless imagination and plausible wonder, because the world needs more of that at times. If someone has access to a pitching machine and four pitchback nets, we can figure this one out. As was pointed out, a small degree of offset from the ball to any of the nets, it would dramatically change the trajectory... except... pitchback nets redirect a baseball at speed to a certain point, because that's what they're designed to do. If a ball isn't dead-center, the ball won't get... pitched back... you might as well just toss the ball with another player. Provided they got the angle and net setup correct understanding this design, a good hitter could get something like this going.

The only problem is the guy's overconfident douchey introduction. That alone makes me think it's a fake.

So the real problem is people are jackasses. Figures. Laughing

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