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Date: 05/23/10 07:32 PM

97 Responses to Golf Ball Slamming Into A Wall In Slow-Mo [Gif]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    Link: Golf Ball Slamming Into A Wall In Slow-Mo - Who knew a gold ball could be flattened out like a water balloon and back again?
  2. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    I`m surprised it didn`t explode, or even crack open.
  3. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    Can not.........stop......watching......
  4. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    whut.
  5. Profile photo of patticakes
    patticakes Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    I would be nice to know how fast it was going.
  6. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    May 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    cheerios do the same thing
  7. Profile photo of kula35
    kula35 Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    a gold ball?
  8. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    About 150 mph, though I honestly can`
    t figure out if it`s a real golf ball and the speed is doing f*cked up physics sh*t to it, or if it`s not a real golf ball.
  9. Profile photo of Thesphinx
    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    Does that really happen everytime something hits the wall really hard?
  10. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    If I didn`t know any better (and I don`t) I would say that`s a broken lava lamp. The object reacted exactly like a lava lamp I had that went haywire. Of course, explaining the dimples is a bit tough...
  11. Profile photo of TheSpoon
    TheSpoon Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    golf balls are suprisingly resillinat... you should ask the tram I hit
  12. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    Awesome!
  13. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    No way.
  14. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    May 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    Thats gotta be going over 500 mph to do that.
  15. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    Golf balls are REALLY tough to crack open.

    No joke, my friend had to take a power saw to break one open. Hammers failed, SLEDGEhammers failed, and beating it with 2X4s had a few comical results, but ultimately failed.

    They`re full of (what looks like) really thick rubber bands... It`s weird.

    I wouldn`t doubt this is what they look like in this situation, but only for a very, VERY short time. And probably only if they`re going WAY faster than any normal person can hit one...
  16. Profile photo of evlmnkyninja
    evlmnkyninja Female 13-17
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    May 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    If you`ve taken a physics class, you know that`s real.
  17. Profile photo of Rhiea-chan
    Rhiea-chan Female 13-17
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    May 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    Are you guys sure it`s not one of these?
    http://tiny.cc/8anm7
  18. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    idk I`m skeptical.
  19. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 8:35 pm
  20. Profile photo of Solid_Cat
    Solid_Cat Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    a boy and his blob!
  21. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 23, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    now that`s cool.
    interesting
  22. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    There`s something about the way it flattens that makes me think this is fake...
  23. Profile photo of Sonsglow
    Sonsglow Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    A golf ball hit the front of my car the other day while I was doing 45mph. It shattered into pieces - somehow I don`t believe this.
  24. Profile photo of fattpill
    fattpill Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    This ball was traveling at 150 Miles and Hour too. supposedly
  25. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    yeah that seems a bit too flexible
  26. Profile photo of Heureux
    Heureux Male 40-49
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    May 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    isn`t the `Spammers deserve to die" post spam?

    As for the golf ball - the amount of deformation on impact is a huge part of the science of golf, and how the ball responds to impact - how much it deforms and springs back, impacts how far it will travel when hit.
  27. Profile photo of tanman999
    tanman999 Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    gotta be fake.
  28. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    Yeah, we hate the spammers too Altaru... but they don`t survive long. We`ve got this place nailed like a virgin on prom night.

  29. Profile photo of SuperBeast
    SuperBeast Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    NOT A REAL GOLFBALL!! its one of those foam dog toys you can mash up and it forms its shape again, also used for golf practice when you done have a full range to practice on AKA your backyard so windows wil be safe... Still a pretty sweet gif tho
  30. Profile photo of JNAtheDUDE
    JNAtheDUDE Male 13-17
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    May 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    Hm... I`m not entirely convinced that any of this is real...
  31. Profile photo of Genocyde
    Genocyde Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    Whatever it is, it`s a nice display of fluidity within something perceived as "solid"
  32. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    Pffft! Here I thought it`d be a REAL golf ball! Not a sponcey one. Real ones look cool to in super slo-mo too y`know!
  33. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 11:23 pm
    lmao @ Davy
  34. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    SHENANIGANS!
  35. Profile photo of cmerunfast
    cmerunfast Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2010 at 11:46 pm
    Something in black an white(gonna assume it an older piece of film) has the technology to film up that many frames a sec?Wounder what year it came out in,If it was from a era predating "High speed camera`s" at that quality.Long story short.If your gonna launch a golf ball at a wall at that speed.Why black and white?Wouldn`t you want to show it in more detail.It still cool real or not don`t get me wrong.
  36. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 12:21 am
    I doubt that`s a real golf ball. I know solid things can deform, but surely a solid golf ball can`t flex THAT much?
  37. Profile photo of 66stang
    66stang Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 12:37 am
    golf balls arent technically solid. Speaking as someone who worked at a golf course i can tell you they are actually made like baseballs. The inside is usually a round core, wrapped in rubber, then coated with the outer shell.
  38. Profile photo of Cal_Bear
    Cal_Bear Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 1:02 am
    Einstein would like an explanation.
  39. Profile photo of Ruspar
    Ruspar Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 1:31 am
    Golf Balls aren`t solid

    now I haven`t Worked at a Golf Course... so I don`t have the benefit of all that so totally not useful experience... but I HAVE taken a golf ball apart. It`s basicly a rubber band ball with a very thin very flexable shell. and a core the size of a skittle. Each company is different though.
  40. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 2:14 am
    "Golf Balls aren`t solid "

    Bwahahahaha! So what are they, gaseous?

    Idiot...
  41. Profile photo of bigbangbilly
    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2010 at 2:38 am
    is it real
  42. Profile photo of limphotdog
    limphotdog Female 18-29
    673 posts
    May 24, 2010 at 2:44 am
    If you`re really curious to know how golf balls are made. It was on an episode of Discovery Channel`s "How It`s Made:"

    How It`s Made: Golf Balls
  43. Profile photo of Hedanito
    Hedanito Male 18-29
    397 posts
    May 24, 2010 at 2:58 am
    Even a tennis ball doesn`t flex this much, so a golf ball certainly wont either. Also the outer shell isn`t this flexible, the golf ball would crack open.
  44. Profile photo of dukorider1
    dukorider1 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 3:08 am
    @ yarrpirate:

    He means "golf balls aren`t solid" as in they`re not made out of one compound. Please read his comment fully before you post something stupid based on your error.
  45. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 3:10 am
    Haha! Touchè pirate! ;D
  46. Profile photo of MikeyNiv
    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 3:52 am
    dont want to shout FAKE but.... this is.
  47. Profile photo of saintnickxii
    saintnickxii Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 4:02 am
    i dont wanna be standing around when that thing bounces at 200mph+
  48. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2010 at 4:23 am
    "isn`t the `Spammers deserve to die` post spam?"

    No. Spam is an unsolicited message intended to get the author/sender money. It`s an ad that has no relevance to what is going on. Saying something is spam get`s the author nothing, therefore it is not spam. Besides, if it was, asking "isn`t the `Spammers deserve to die` post spam?" would be spam. :)
  49. Profile photo of Yoeri
    Yoeri Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 4:26 am
    Basically the same thing happens when you give it a good whack with a driver during tee-off.
  50. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2010 at 4:26 am
    "A golf ball hit the front of my car the other day while I was doing 45mph. It shattered into pieces - somehow I don`t believe this."

    Golf club heads are traveling at much faster than 45 miles per hour. A healthy golf ball will deform quite a bit. I`m not sure if it will deform THIS much, but....
  51. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2010 at 4:28 am
    thats a golf ball not a GOLD ball as in the description.
  52. Profile photo of Oscola
    Oscola Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 4:37 am
    @ Dukorider

    That makes absoluetely no sense, being made of more than one compound has abbsolutely no relevance to whether it is solid or not. Please read some science books fully before you post something stupid based on your error


    @Mikey

    Why is it fake? Have a search for slow-mo grenades going off, they expand more than a balloon before exploding, don`t see why a golf ball (which is primarily elastic) can`t stretch that small amount.
  53. Profile photo of geekenstein
    geekenstein Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 4:58 am
    interesting GIF. That`s a lot of deformation right there. Not sure if it matches up to slo mo vids i`ve seen of actual tee shots - but still a nice example of how elastic objects behave when force is exerted upon them.
  54. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 5:26 am
    A normal regulation golf ball won`t flattin that much. I`ve seen a different high speed shot on TV and the ball flattened half that much at 85 mph.
    Of course, this one doesn`t say how fast it`s going.
  55. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 5:28 am
    ""Golf Balls aren`t solid "

    Bwahahahaha! So what are they, gaseous?

    Idiot..."

    You`re more the idiot, actually. You can`t tell that they don`t mean `solid` in chemistry terms? Of course it`s not liquid gas or plasma, but what they mean is that it`s not a single component. It`s not a single piece of metal or metallic material that`s molded into a ball. It`s (as stated before) got a core of rubber I believe that`s wrapped in a couple more layers of thin harder material.
  56. Profile photo of PENtrap
    PENtrap Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 5:35 am
    i like the spelling error in this more than the gif itself. also it looks kinda bull :)
  57. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 5:47 am
    The ball doesn`t look completly round at the start, they should be completly spherical (or as spherical as possible). It could be a trick ball, like a sponge ball or something.
  58. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 6:15 am
    Matwix_2004 it`s probably the deformation from the air resistance.. who knows with what speed they shot that ball on that wall.. check it out yourself, put your head outside your car window when going highway speed and I`m sure it will deform as well because of the air resistance even before hitting some lamp post :D
  59. Profile photo of Scissorz23
    Scissorz23 Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2010 at 6:28 am
    "The ball doesn`t look completly round at the start, they should be completly spherical (or as spherical as possible). It could be a trick ball, like a sponge ball or something" Matwix 2004 the round formation is nearly impossible since the ball is hitted or shooted by something else with a X power...so to shoot or hit the ball it should be deformed and ofc with a power that is enough to deform it when it hits the wall
  60. Profile photo of monkey_spank
    monkey_spank Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2010 at 6:50 am
    @scissorz its because its already been fired out of or hit by something b4 the gif (not video) started
  61. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 7:13 am
    That`s awesome
  62. Profile photo of Blululu
    Blululu Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 7:31 am
    150 mph = flatten golf ball
  63. Profile photo of NthrStrbry
    NthrStrbry Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 7:33 am
    That doesn`t seem physically possible, but I could be wrong. One could also argue that it isn`t a real golf ball...
  64. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2010 at 7:48 am
    it would be so much funnier if it was hitting someone in the balls
  65. Profile photo of okami23
    okami23 Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2010 at 8:06 am
    lol, near the end it looks like a jellyfish
  66. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 8:08 am
    wow who knew they were so flexible, i think a baseball would do the same
  67. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 8:35 am
    How much force was put behind that?!
  68. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 8:42 am
    That is some quality material
  69. Profile photo of bmh
    bmh Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 9:10 am
    awesome
  70. Profile photo of DavidXJ
    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2010 at 9:31 am
    I hate gifs. I really do. HEY! Let`s take a perfectly good video, put it into a video-ish format meant for ancient computers that couldn`t handle the size of video files, and then make it run as slowly as a video on a dial up connection just to PISS THEM ALL OFF!
  71. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2010 at 9:45 am
    Can golf balls actually flex this much? Epic if it`s true.
  72. Profile photo of Stunnin17
    Stunnin17 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 9:55 am
    im pretty sure the golf ball would crack instead of flexing that much but if I`m wrong thats pretty cool
  73. Profile photo of kummi90
    kummi90 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 10:19 am
    Well, it is made of rubber
  74. Profile photo of Stelly
    Stelly Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2010 at 11:46 am
    LOL IAB, Who did know that a "gold" ball could be flattened out like a water balloon and back again?
  75. Profile photo of syke22
    syke22 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 11:47 am
    Holy poo it was a gold ball?!
  76. Profile photo of comrade_b
    comrade_b Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    really cool
  77. Profile photo of krieg_fox
    krieg_fox Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    FAKE, i have taken apart a golf ball and the outside shell it rather flaky.
  78. Profile photo of ManicRapture
    ManicRapture Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    yes, everyone......I think we all know the typo here...chill broskis....
  79. Profile photo of jmanbaseball
    jmanbaseball Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    I don`t think this ball is of the golf or gold variety.
  80. Profile photo of deadmeat553
    deadmeat553 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    If i had a GOLD ball then i would be one to risk breaking it in a stunt like this...
  81. Profile photo of k-two
    k-two Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    This is certainly not a golf ball - it is flattened (by air resistance?) even before it touches the wall. It is changing its cubic capacity, so it must be hollow with a gas filling. Judging by its oscillations after rebounding, the outer shell is probably soft rubber.

    My two cents ...
  82. Profile photo of AwesomeInc
    AwesomeInc Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    I vote real/really a golf ball
  83. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Thank you, k-two, for that `two cents` . Honestly, nobody cares.
  84. Profile photo of Dominimus
    Dominimus Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    Good comment K-two, henry can go stuff it up his ass.
  85. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    I wonder why it`s in black and white...
  86. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    bull sh*t
  87. Profile photo of lemmingboy15
    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    yeah i agree with k-two, i`ts hard to believe that an object as rigid as a golf ball would be that elastic even with an extreme amount of force.
    the reason golf balls travel the distances they do is partially because of their ability to keep their shape when struck.
    and yeah henryhendrix "honestly" some people do care and you just sound like an non-nice individual :D
  88. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    This is legit. Golf balls really can deform like that, try putting one in a vice.
  89. Profile photo of Judlo
    Judlo Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    it seems to be true... apparently hit at 150 mph which is faster than tiger wood`s (golf ball, not strippers) hits.
    more info: http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2010/05/24/stuff-that-makes-you-go-hmmm-18-how-much-does-a-gold-ball-deform-when-it-hits-a-solid-object/
  90. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    I don`t believe this because the material on the outside of a golf ball is not capable of stretching like this shows. At that speed rather than stretch and bend as this shows the plastic outer shell would just shatter instead.

    Don`t think it would? Go try it and you will see that when you hit those hard enough the outside just breaks apart. It is just plastic after all.

    The inside part being able to deform stretch and bend makes sense though. Since it is like a ball of rubber bands inside.
  91. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2010 at 9:55 pm
    and they smell like crap when you burn them too!
  92. Profile photo of FitzDarcy
    FitzDarcy Female 18-29
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    May 25, 2010 at 1:44 am
    @Judio, thanks for the link. I checked it out, and what the guy actually said was that the golf ball was either not a normal golf ball, or they were significantly wrong about the 150 mph speed of impact.

    So he thinks it`s a fake.
  93. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Ah, Lord Bull-pootington. I wasn`t expecting you to visit me this evening.
  94. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    damn... didn`t know golf balls were that flexible!
  95. Profile photo of AlANeptune
    AlANeptune Female 18-29
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    May 25, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    I`m calling BS. If this happened, wouldn`t the marks people get from getting hit with a golf ball be its full circumfrence and NOT just a little bit of one pole?
  96. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2010 at 12:27 am
    This looks like a R&D skin test. The polymer coating on a golf ball is very thin and incredibly tough. Finished golf balls now have titanium cores rather than the rubber bands of older balls so it couldn`t possibly do what is shown here. A golf ball deforms about 15 - 25% when struck at full speed. The pros achieve about 115mph clubhead speed at impact, your average club golfer gets between 85-95mph. It`s the deformation that allows the grooves on the club to gain purchase on the skin of the ball and produce the spin. So no BS here just a stretch test of the coating.
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    May 26, 2010 at 8:22 am
    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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