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Fireball Bowling

When the flaming ball hits a pin, the pin ignites into a big fireball as well.
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The bowling ball is filled with butane that sprays through hundreds of holes around the outer casing of the ball. When sensors detect that the ball has left the hand and hit the ground, it sprays butane out of the ball and ignites it causing a spectacular fireball to roar down the alley towards the pins.

The pins themselves are also filled with butane and when hit, spray out a cloud and ignite it. The more pins hit, the bigger the fireball.

This would be fun. It might add the element of danger currently missing from bowling as well.

doctorremulac3, Nov 27 2016

Bad ball release https://www.youtube...watch?v=WIZ3d6i9LEI
As hinted in an annotation. [Vernon, Nov 27 2016]

Flaming bowling ball example https://www.youtube...watch?v=s8yOizZW1Fg
[doctorremulac3, Dec 01 2016]


       Awesome [+]
8th of 7, Nov 27 2016

       Maybe cross the butane ball with the piezoelectric football armor mentioned yesterday ...
normzone, Nov 27 2016

       If you ever happened to be standing behind someone who is about to bowl and accidentally releases the ball in the wrong direction, you might change your mind about "element of danger currently missing from bowling".
Vernon, Nov 27 2016

       Re the bad release, it would have to sense spinning as well as dropping to ignite.   

       Of course if you release it backwards, hilarity ensues.
doctorremulac3, Nov 27 2016

       I hate bowling. (Hate is a pretty strong emotion for such a shitty game, actually.)   

       That being said, I really, really, really, love this idea.
blissmiss, Nov 27 2016

       Maybe a system for it has to be released and past the fowl line. or just past the fowl line for auto penalty system :)
dev45, Nov 29 2016

       My first version of this just had you rolling the ball through a puddle of burning gasoline towards a bunch of pins soaked in more gasoline.   

       Not very elegant, but it would work.
doctorremulac3, Nov 29 2016

       Evidently they burn just by being lit being made with plastic and all. (see link)
doctorremulac3, Dec 01 2016

       This concept should be expanded to encompass most pro ball sports. +
whatrock, Dec 02 2016


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