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Cheating Gets High-Tech With the Remote-Controlled Bowling Ball
Popular Mechanics ^
| Alex Hutchinson
Posted on 11/06/2009 8:18:53 AM PST by Reaganesque
What do you get the sports fan who wants to bowl 300 without practicing? Try the RC900, a remote-control bowling ball invented by San Antonio, Texas-based 900 Global. The bowler steers the ball by adjusting the position of a weight screwed onto a threaded shaft inside the ball.
The product is being marketed to young children and those unable to bowl because of physical limitations. The ball itself is surprisingly nimble, as evidenced by a user-submitted video (see below) in which one of them slaloms smoothly around four chairs set up along the lane before striking the headpin. Of course, no one ever said a perfect game was cheap; 900 Globals ball retails for $1500.
TOPICS: Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ball; bowling; control; remote
OK, that's going on my Christmas wish list! LOL!
MARK IT ZERO!
Cheater in chief
posted on 11/06/2009 8:22:32 AM PST
posted on 11/06/2009 8:23:56 AM PST
I have to steer it by remote control myself? Call me when I can get a laser guided one or (even better) a GPS guided one.
posted on 11/06/2009 8:24:03 AM PST
(Any similarity between V and the Obama admin is just that of Obama and any other totalitarian regime)
posted on 11/06/2009 8:25:15 AM PST
To: Toddsterpatriot; Mase; expat_panama
Check out the image on the left: is that a “Made in U.S.A.” I see? Impossible.
posted on 11/06/2009 8:28:01 AM PST
POtuS will probably get one to improve his scores in the WH bowling alley.
posted on 11/06/2009 8:59:11 AM PST
(Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
Don’t tell Willie or Dennis.
posted on 11/06/2009 8:59:27 AM PST
(Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
It’s not “real” manufacturing, anyway.
posted on 11/06/2009 9:00:08 AM PST
I wonder how long it’ll be ‘til this is weaponized?
posted on 11/06/2009 10:00:40 AM PST
(Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:... Isa 1:23)
My bet’s he’s sold the patents to the chicoms already...
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