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Super Powered Bowling Ball

Features internal mechanism that gets it to speeds no human could achieve by arm strength alone.
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Think this is Bigsleep's idea mostly but based in some of my 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 20 pound ball turning at 30,000 RPM.

Smoke would billow as the ball screeched towards the pins.

It would be very important that the mechanism didn't engage prematurely because it would rip your fingers off.

doctorremulac3, Feb 05 2019

Super Powered Bowling Ball attack mode video https://www.youtube...watch?v=JCVLrJfjsIo
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.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 05 2019

       Guidance system? Then you'd know where it's going. Where's the excitement in that?
doctorremulac3, Feb 05 2019

       //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.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 05 2019

       Is that good?
doctorremulac3, Feb 05 2019

       Rather depends on how strong your balls are.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 05 2019

       Still won't help a 7 10 split. Momentum might even make it harder.
wjt, Feb 06 2019

       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.
hippo, Feb 06 2019

       Shirley hitting the pins with such destructive force would turn them to powder leaving insufficient mass to knock over the remaining pins.
whatrock, Feb 06 2019

       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 apart.   

       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.
doctorremulac3, Feb 06 2019

       //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.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 06 2019

       //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.
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 07 2019

       Re Battleship clip.   

       Damn! I was horrified that they'd make a movie based on a board game but gotta admit they put some effort into those special effects.
doctorremulac3, Feb 07 2019


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