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

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Golf Ball Slamming Into A Wall In Slow-Mo [Gif]. Who knew a gold ball could be flattened out like a water balloon and back again?
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Hits: 34260 | Favorites: 16 | Emailed: 10 | Rating: 3.0 | Category: Science | Date: 05/23/2010
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Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 917 Posts
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:22:57 AM

Male, 30-39, Europe
 1105 Posts
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:27:16 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.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 262 Posts
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 5:15:32 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?

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1603 Posts
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:05:23 PM
damn... didn't know golf balls were that flexible!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1945 Posts
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:45:54 AM
Ah, Lord Bull-pootington. I wasn't expecting you to visit me this evening.

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