Ultimate Batting Practice

Submitted by: wartanks 5 years ago in Sports

Yeah, it"s probably fake, but it"s pretty cool.
There are 55 comments:
Female 12
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Male 25,416
its entertaining... thats all that matters
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Male 622
still pretty cool tho, if someone could do that
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Male 759
btw @robswindol`s explanation

"obviously not a physics major..."

I guess you`re obviously not an athlete. Those nets work in a similar fashion as a satellite dish redirecting towards the center point. They are quiet rigid around the edges and soft in the center, which means the ball pretty much comes back toward a central point each time unless you go way to the outside of the net.

That said... I think it`s faked. Not because of any physics reasons but because the kid with the bat tells the guy adjusting the net "that`s good" right at the start of the video... They`d have done 20 dry runs before filming if this were legit and had each net already in place.
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Male 55
The horrendous voice acting is another dead giveaway that it`s fake..
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Male 621
Even Pete Rose would bet that that was fake, but I used to do that in tee-ball all the time.
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Male 12,365
Here`s another thing:

Note that you can see through the trampolines the balls are bouncing off. That means they must be a loose mesh, with much more air than material.

In order to get a ball returning to exactly the same point after bouncing off 4 such trampolines, you would have to have it hit every one at exactly the same point with exactly the same force, with millimetre accuracy. The mesh would cause changes in angle of rebound otherwise, which would significantly change where the ball ended up.

The physics explanation of why it is faked was posted early on.

Sachi001 posted a video analysis explanation of why it was faked a few posts back.

Then you posted some babble about trolls and claimed that no evidence of it being faked had been posted. How incompetent do you want to appear to be?
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Male 12,365
[quote]If you are gonna call it fake give some proof that it is fake instead of trying to convince everyone else by just saying FAKE! cause you just look like a hater.[/quote]

You look like a gullible idiot who rants at people without even reading what they`ve written.
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Male 599
@Luniz82
Get a reality check and check my earlier posts on why it`s faked.
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Male 587
Majority of people call it fake because there is no way in their entire life they could get close to doing anything like this or creating anything like this. Internet trolls do not like seeing people that have more skills then them at anything which is not hard as they spend their days watching other people do thing and calling them fake. If you are gonna call it fake give some proof that it is fake instead of trying to convince everyone else by just saying FAKE! cause you just look like a hater.
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Male 11
faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake
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Male 977
Like I always say... if you`re going to call it fake... you post your own video of the same thing.
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Male 230
semi amusing
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Male 2,159
Fake,but fake.
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Male 157
Looks kinda real but who knows nowadays.
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Male 41
trajectory is all off but cool vid.
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Male 759
@torizo,

You can`t make a lightbulb?



n00b
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Male 3,475
Now he`s ready for the softball season.
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Male 4,290
Faked, but extremely well. I still enjoyed it.
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Male 238
i would have enjoyed it more if he hit the guy just standing there.
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Male 881
@Heureux, recreate it to prove its fake? What a dumb statement. How about I point you at a great example of this type of fakery. Go watch the ping pong scene in Forest Gump. The ping pong ball is computer generated, and that was 1994. The technology has had 17 years to make its way to personal computers where anybody can fake it now.

As for proof in this video, watch the guy who isn`t batting. He doesn`t know where the ball will be added after the fact, so he is NEVER watching the ball move. If you want to know what it looks like when someone is watching the ball, watch the audience of any tennis match.
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Male 15,510
Its a trap!
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Male 316
@Heureux- One doesn`t need to be able to create a lightbulb to know how it works. Also not everyone has the tools or time to replicate but may have the knowledge or understanding.

It wouldn`t really be that hard to fake seeming the balls are undetailed and moving rather quick.
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Male 147
Humanly impossible? Not a chance. But it is so highly improbable that if you had 10 million cameras shooting 10 million people trying this for 10 million years, there is almost zero chance of it happening.
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Male 93
dunno if its been said but.. not fake.
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Male 7,611
all the credit in the world. that was amazing.
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Male 1,627
how do you aim it?
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Male 76
LOL some ppl actually think this could be real?!?!
You don`t even need to play baseball or have taken physics 101 to know this is humanly impossible. You just need....simple logic thinking skills.

....I`m losing more faith in humanity.
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Male 599
Oh yeah as further proof his skills would be so good without it faked. He would consistently take the ball and line drive it to second base pitch back. Creating an opposite pitch effect coming from the Shortstop position.

Guess those guys never thought of that. Case close. You can put up a big K.
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Male 599
@Heureaux

As one who played ball as a catcher since 6 years old through 22 years old. One who has seen thousands of batters hit pitching. I can tell you through experience that based on the hitters foot work not in proper position, the angle of the body, the positioning of hands through the swing of the bat will not consistently put the ball on a direct line to the Shortstop pitch back. The fact by watching the video. The hands and the position of the bat in the video on many contacts with the ball is proof. Several times he hit down on top of the ball which will create grounders. Several times he hit under the ball which will create fly. Several times his body was way out of position his swing and pulled the ball straight down the third baseline.
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Male 1,054
How exactly would one fake this?

It is not enough to simply level the accusation of fraud or fake, one must provide proof as well, ideally by recreating the alleged fraud.

So, when will each of the parties who have labeled this a fake, provide a recreation of their own, matching these results, and then demonstrating how they created their fake?


never, most likely.
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Male 914
I don`t like how they`re trying to fool people into thinking this is real by acting all cool and casual.
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Male 599
Played ball up through my college years. BS but still cool video idea.
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Male 541
probably fake... it IS fake lol. Plus, anytime a video is fake you can always tell that they people say things and try to act natural and stuff, but always over do it.
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Male 2,790
yeah....no. it`s fake.
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Male 361
"sucontrolledoenvironmentment with a basically a robotic batting arm."

Obviously not an English major.
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Male 122
if this is real, i take thy hat off to thee
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Male 2,521
"Seems legit"

Obviously not a physics major.

The slightest deviation in angle or even power would cause the ball`s trajectory to change tremendously. With each target the ball hit, the slight variances would be amplified when making contact with each target to the point that it would be almost impossible to successfully hit one ball accurately enough to travel the correct course. But hitting two or more in a row would be impossible outside of a sucontrolledoenvironmentment with a basically a robotic batting arm.
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Male 12,365
It`s well faked, though. I don`t see any giveaway apart from the implausibility.

[quote]I would love for that to be real, but if it was, he`d be in the pros. Anyone who can hit a target like that, time after time after time, would go really far.[/quote]

That still wouldn`t do it. Even if he could repeatedly hit the ball precisely to target, there would be some variation in the bouncing. A very small variation would at best have the ball a couple of feet off when it reached him.
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Male 1,312
Seems legit
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Male 768
I think it`s possible to do something like that after months or years of practice. I don`t know if this video is real or not, but I wouldn`t be surprised if it were.
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Male 219
"Probably fake" - I have lost faith in humanity, you probably think porn stars have real bazongas
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Male 90
My internet is very shaky for some reason. I got annoyed and ended up hitting F5 out of frustration repeatedly. sorry
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Male 2,033
Hey cmun, what do you think about the camera?
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Male 7,378
Uh that`s real. He`s a machine!
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Male 302
Really cmun? The camera that was probably on a tripod? Not the impossibly accurate physics? I know you`re trolling (with 3 reposts), but I still mad.
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Male 216
the guys in the video are what makes me laugh "no way! keep it up! wooww!!" yeah like anyone would fall for it, @ssholes
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Male 90
The camera was wayyy too steady for that to be real
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Male 378
clever girl
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Male 757
er um..
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Male 2,552
Photoshopped... I can tell because of the pixels...
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Male 3,322
I would love for that to be real, but if it was, he`d be in the pros. Anyone who can hit a target like that, time after time after time, would go really far.
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Male 1,239
Probably fake? About as probably as if your mom screwed your dad.
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Male 687
WTF?!!!!
thats incredible
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Female 6
Link: Ultimate Batting Practice [Rate Link] - Yeah, it`s probably fake, but it`s pretty cool.
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