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Think this is Bigsleep's idea mostly but based in some of
ramblings. I'll give him total credit.
1- Ball has a very heavy interior ball that's spun up by an
external motor system that engages embedded magnets.
2- It's rubber coated on the outside for traction.
3- The interior ball
doesn't engage the outer shell until
sensors indicate it's hit the floor.
4- When that happens, it engages, suddenly you've got a
pound ball turning at 30,000 RPM.
Smoke would billow as the ball screeched towards the
It would be very important that the mechanism didn't
engage prematurely because it would rip your fingers
Super Powered Bowling Ball attack mode video
courtesy Battleship fillum [not_morrison_rm, Feb 05 2019]
||What is needed is a guidance system (maybe by
moving the inner ball) controlled by wifi or summat.
||Guidance system? Then you'd know where it's going.
Where's the excitement in that?
||These ideas about power-magnified balls neednt
be restricted to bowling balls. Billiard balls could
probably be made the same way (whichever way it
is that you decide works) to capture the energy
transfer from the billiard cue into the ball, to then
transfer to other balls, etc. Itd probably mean
really hammering the ball with the cue in a
ludicrously energetic way which would ordinarily
see the ball shoot across the room.
||//a 20 pound ball turning at 30,000 RPM//
||So, if I understand correctly, a bowling ball has a radius of
about 110mm. At 30,000 RPM the equator of the bowling ball
is going to experience about 111,000g.
||Rather depends on how strong your balls are.
||Still won't help a 7 10 split. Momentum might even make it harder.
||When you're swinging the bowling ball prior to bowling it, the gyroscopic forces resulting from the spinning interior would probably cause you to smack bystanders in the face with it.
||Shirley hitting the pins with such destructive force would
turn them to powder leaving insufficient mass to knock over
the remaining pins.
||Well, the limiting factor here is the grip of the ball
on the slippery lane so unfortunately, you wouldn't
get the desired pulverized pins.
||Now replacing the rubber ball coating with ridges
that fit into corresponding ridges in the bowling
land cog and wheel style would more efficiently
transfer that rolling motion into forward speed.
||Although I love the idea of pulverized pins, best
you could probably hope for is breaking them
||Ideally, you'd have a neat round hole in the pin
arrangement, if ony for a split second, but you'd
have to be getting faster than this system could go
to do that.
||//smack bystanders in the face with it.
||Like dat guy who was swapping out an inertial compass
(still operating), fine in the plane, but when stepped
on the floor, it threw him 5 metres. Spent ages trying
to harness that energy, but no luck.
||//smack bystanders in the face//
If my recollection of gyroscopic mechanics serves me right
(doubtful...), the "swing" will be in the same plane as the
rotation of the inner flywheel (ie. shoulder axis is parallel to
flywheel axis), so unless you twist your wrist as you swing, it
should be OK.
On the other hand, using the flywheel as just a gyroscope
(not engaging clutch) will stabilise the ball, allowing perfect
shots, and also (with a bit of tilt) clever curving shots too.
||Damn! I was horrified that they'd make a movie based on a
board game but gotta admit they put some effort into those