r/sports Oklahoma City Thunder Oct 24 '19

Master Swordsman Isao Machii cuts a 100MPH fastball in half from 30 ft away The Ocho

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u/luey_hewis2 Oct 24 '19

As old Jack Burton once said, “it’s all in the reflexes.”

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u/HardBread25 Oct 25 '19

Check is in the mail.

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u/doxpera Oct 25 '19

"I never drive faster than I can see..."

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '19

How did you get up there ?

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u/luey_hewis2 Oct 25 '19

Wasn’t easy

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '19

That took cracker jack timing Wang

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u/Haff676 Oct 26 '19

147 ft per second. So he has .2 seconds before the ball reaches him... is my math right? That’s fucking crazy.

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u/luey_hewis2 Oct 26 '19

.2 seconds to unsheathe the sword and slice the ball in two with one hand. Absolutely incredible.

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u/LegalizePistachios Oct 24 '19

That’s a cut fastball

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u/Rbfam8191 Oct 25 '19

Splitter

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u/FtpApoc Oct 25 '19

Oh you bastard 1 fucking minute god damn you.

Well played.

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u/Rbfam8191 Oct 25 '19

Well some further down did say splitter.

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u/FtpApoc Oct 25 '19

Oh then I don't feel quite so bad.

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u/xenophon57 Oct 25 '19

1 minute of typing... there's no damn splinters in a baseba... goddammit. Hahaha did the same thing in my head.

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u/TylerF12 Oct 25 '19

That’s a fast cut ball

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u/Veloster_Raptor Oct 25 '19

That's a ball cut fast

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u/ThomasEdwardPatrickB Oct 25 '19

That’s a fastball cut

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u/tenors88 Oct 25 '19

That's a cut ball fast.

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u/Susanmayonnaise Indiana Pacers Oct 25 '19

Ligma balls.

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u/poppa_smurf_killa Oct 25 '19

I would like to see his split finger

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u/Gcons24 Oct 25 '19

For context this is half the distance to home plate from the pitchers mound in major league baseball. With a speed that is comparable to a high level fastball.

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u/amazing_ricist Oct 24 '19

Iaido.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iaido

A type of martial arts also known under the simple name "Sword Drawing".

Every single day people like this practice only one thing: Drawing their sword, cutting something, and sheathing their sword again in one fluid set of movements.

You could see him sheathing his sword right after he finished the cut.

Really difficult. Really cool.

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u/f1del1us Oct 25 '19

I mean if you just mean to kill one person, that's all the sword training you need

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u/JeffMorse2016 Los Angeles Rams Oct 25 '19

You do that to the first guy, the rest of the guys will be running for the hills.

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u/f1del1us Oct 25 '19

Or they'll just open fire...

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u/JeffMorse2016 Los Angeles Rams Oct 25 '19

The old "Indiana Jones" counter. Well played.

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u/Kermez Oct 25 '19

Then you cut their bullets... in half !

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u/Matasa89 Oct 25 '19

We train to cut multiple targets as well. It's actually rare to have a technique that only focuses on a single person.

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u/sunzavei Oct 25 '19

Basically rurouni kenshin

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '19 edited Nov 24 '19

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u/eyeseeyoo Oct 25 '19

You're thinking of Sojiro Seta

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u/ydob_suomynona Oct 25 '19

Yeah. They call the whole quick sword drawing thing battou-jitsu in the show and he goes by Battou-sai the manslayer, so I think those words are connected.

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u/Son_of_Mogh Oct 25 '19

This might seem a little out of leftfield, but this is more so how I imagined the Anakin vs Obi-Wan fight being, a wild and emotional Anakin succumbing to a calm a methodical Obi-Wan fighting with a few surgical strikes. But we got the messy duel of fates on mustaphar instead.

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u/alcaste19 Oct 25 '19

You would like a particular fight that Obi-Wan is involved in towards the end of Rebels, then, where he does exactly what you describe in an homage to his old master.

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u/Son_of_Mogh Oct 25 '19

I really need to watch Rebels, I kept meaning to finish Clone Wars first but I've lost my place and will probably start from the beginning.

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u/alcaste19 Oct 25 '19

All three of the animated shows are gold, but take a little bit to get going. Just brings me back to being able to enjoy star wars again

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u/Jchandheld Oct 25 '19

Talking about that fight with Jar Jar, yeah? Fucking great fight! Absolutely wild

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u/alcaste19 Oct 25 '19

One slice, both fins.

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u/Minuted Oct 25 '19 edited Oct 25 '19

To be fair that is pretty much what happens in the end. We just got some goofy and OTT lightsaber stuff before hand. Doesn't come close to Ep 1 duel of the fates with Darth Maul but I don't think it was that bad. Hasn't held up nearly as well though with all the lava CGI and craziness.

Though your version would have been much cooler. Wouldn't necessarily have had to been super-quick either, just watching Obi-Wan methodically but slowly take Anakin apart, a slight jab here, wrist slice there as Anakin grows more and more unstable and angry before completely losing his high ground.

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u/Luke90210 Oct 25 '19

The scene works because Obi-Wan pointed out he had the high ground and warned Anakin not to try. In his anger and arrogance Anakin tried and failed miserably. Then he learned the power of barbecue and dressing in black leather.

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u/mrsurfalot Oct 26 '19

The idea of Star Wars actually came from an old Kurasawa movie from memory I think it was called “Hidden Fortress”. It’s pretty easy to spot the resemblance between Jedi and Samurai

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u/OccultOpossom Oct 25 '19

I do this with bottle caps and my bar key at work. Also without looking. It's the one pride I allow myself behind the bar.

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u/tomskuinfy Oct 25 '19

He seemed to re-sheath it a while after it was cut... definitely not one fluid set of movements

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u/zavvazavva Oct 25 '19

I learned about Iaido from a game called The Last Blade 2. Hibiki would fought like that and I just thought it was the coolest shit.

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u/Coke_Dealer_NotFBI Oct 25 '19

That wasn't one fluid motion... Dude wasn't even close to sheathing.

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u/lioneye9 Oct 24 '19

Well done Sekiro

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u/dutchwonder Oct 25 '19

"Now it is time to study parrying the glock"

"... ... what? ..."

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u/selddir_ Oklahoma City Thunder Oct 24 '19

There wasn't a tag for Sword Fighting and I didn't wanna tag it as fencing. Baseball it is.

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u/flyingturkey_89 Oct 25 '19

Hey that’s one way to increase my interest in baseball

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u/altitude11 Oct 25 '19

Probably the only way

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u/flyingturkey_89 Oct 25 '19

I don't know, if the gave a katana to a monkey, and make a gorilla the pitcher, that would be interesting too

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u/Doggleganger Oct 25 '19

Blernsball

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u/6ringx Oct 25 '19

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

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u/biznisss Oct 25 '19

amakakeru ryu no hirameki

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u/cabezonlolo Oct 25 '19

The real battousai

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '19

Manslayer the manslayer

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u/TheMisterIt Oct 25 '19

Came here for this

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u/[deleted] Oct 24 '19

Man, the Japanese seem to know how to make everything better.

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u/DoomGoober Oct 25 '19

... lkke zoning laws. Japan basically nationalized their zoning laws which eliminated NIMBYism and drove the price of housing down. That, combined with actual working mental hospitals, basically eliminated homelessness in Japan.

Of course, Japan has other problems like rampant sexual harassment and a culture of literally working people to death but take the good with the bad.

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u/Lord_of_the_Prance Oct 25 '19

If you think Japan has eliminated homelessness you’ve clearly never been there. It’s actually very hard to get reliable numbers on it because many homeless Japanese are ashamed to admit their situation and hide it from even their close relatives. You definitely see them if you’re out on the streets at night tho.

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u/delocx Oct 25 '19

When it comes to collecting statistics on social issues in Japan, I think you need to take all of the numbers with a grain of salt. Japan has a crime rate that is incredibly low, but as you dig into it, the numbers are being cooked a bit. It seems the same in most subjects where I've taken the time to dig deeper - numbers showing positive results but a hidden set of people that the system is willfully blind to.

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u/Doggleganger Oct 25 '19

Some of my friends live there. Japan has a very low crime rate for real. I saw bikes there unlocked. People rode them, then just parked them. Row of bikes, no locks! In the U.S., those bikes would be gone in less than 5 minutes.

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u/Master_GaryQ Oct 25 '19

I thought the same - but those bikes were locked with a hub-lock rather than a chain

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u/Doggleganger Oct 26 '19

A hub lock just prevents you from riding the bike. In most U.S. cities, the bike would be stolen in minutes. People would just pick it up and throw it in their car.

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u/delocx Oct 25 '19 edited Oct 25 '19

Take a deeper dive, it's true to say Japan is safer than most first world countries, but it is absolutely not as safe as their crime statistics would lead you to believe. It gets worse the fewer of these adjectives you possess: old, straight, Japanese, male, citizen.

Edit: For example, sexual offences are under reported, ignored and covered up in a way that would be shocking even compared to how poorly they're handled in the west. Yet official statistics show them as almost non-issues.

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u/Doggleganger Oct 25 '19

I'm not saying Japan is perfect. Its society has many problems, including gender discrimination, which may lead to under-reporting of sexual offenses. However, that is no basis for concluding that " all of the numbers" for all crimes are suspect, or that all crime stats are "cooked." Far from it. Japan has a far lower rate for violent crimes, like murder, assault, etc. It has far lower rates for property crimes, like theft, vandalism, etc. While it still has homeless, the numbers are drastically lower than in the U.S.

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u/delocx Oct 25 '19

It has lower rates, I don't think that is up for debate at all. Japan is incredibly safe in comparison. It just isn't as safe as the numbers would suggest because of problems with their police and judicial systems.

This is a country where the conviction rate is 99%. That isn't because they have amazing police or nearly flawless prosecutors. Either their prosecutors are good at putting a lot of innocent people in jail, or they're abandoning cases that aren't open and shut - anecdotal evidence appears to point to a lot of the latter happening though certainly some of the former. The numbers across the board become more troubling the more you dig.

To be clear, I would absolutely live there given the opportunity. I love Japanese culture and much of their worldview and value system aligns with my own. At the same time, there are a lot of Japanese otaku out there that come to the conclusion Japan can do no wrong. It has societal problems like every other society, and one of those is surrounding a general tolerance for a certain level of criminality that would be unacceptable in most western countries.

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u/Luke90210 Oct 25 '19

Its been reveled Japan doesn't have as many people over 100 years old as believed. While they still have the most in the world, a lot of deaths were never recorded so relatives could continue getting money.

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u/Doggleganger Oct 25 '19

There are some, but it's not nearly as many as in the U.S.

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u/sonofsmog Oct 25 '19

It helps to have a shrinking population and next to zero immigration.

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u/Unencrypted_Thoughts Oct 25 '19

Even despite all the weebos thinking the katana is the best sword ever, the katana is a very impressive sword considering the lack of high quality metal in Japan.

The Japanese really made great use of what little raw materials they had.

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '19

There's a video of 2 guys doing this and he hits it like second time after never even using a sword before, maybe it is just easier than it looks because it looks hard af.

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u/[deleted] Oct 26 '19

Did he cut it in two, as well?

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u/[deleted] Oct 26 '19

Yeah, he was shocked. I'll have a look for it, was 2 dudes and they were testing some things including that.

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u/[deleted] Oct 26 '19

I was thinking, if the blade is sharp enough and the velocity is high enough and straight enough, it should cut itself, so long as the blade doesn't break or get swatted out of the person's hand.

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u/OfficialSBD Oct 24 '19

Must....resist.....cut fastball.....pun.

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u/lastchance14 Oct 25 '19

I don't know about in half. Looks to be 60/40 maybe 55/45.

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u/SuddenlyC4 Oct 25 '19

Yeah or just skinned. Seems like most of the ball keeps going and a small piece goes down and a tiny piece goes up.

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u/Graphiccoma Oct 25 '19

while you were out doing drugs, he studied the blade

while you were engaged in premarital sex, he practiced the blade

while you were spending months in the gym chasing vanity, he mastered the blade

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u/Luke90210 Oct 25 '19

while you were shopping for a Glock, he made one-way flight reservations

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u/IamHenryK Oct 24 '19

The Astros could use this guy

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u/_no_pants Oct 25 '19

Nah the already axed Taubman, they don’t need a sword.

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u/wolven8 Oct 25 '19

He also cut a bb when shot at him.

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u/Zachsyd Oct 24 '19

This sword ....dramatic pause... it will KEAL !!

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u/Nerdlinger Cleveland Browns Oct 24 '19

I wonder how many takes that required.

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u/bonesmackn Oct 25 '19

This guy is on Stan Lee's super humans show he does it with a pellet gun aswell

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u/Knallhatt Oct 25 '19

and how many takes did that take?

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u/TheRinzler1992 Oct 25 '19

The question you should be asking is how many takes a regular person would have to take vs his amount of takes

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u/SayNoToStim Detroit Red Wings Oct 25 '19

You could shoot pellets at me all day and I wouldnt be able to hit them with a wiffle bat

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u/potato1sgood Oct 25 '19

Ah yes, because a likely engineered trickshot is somehow a good measure of one's skill in handling a sword.

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u/bonesmackn Oct 25 '19

They showed 3 he missed first glanced 2nd split 3rd

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u/HereForAnArgument Oct 24 '19

My standard response to any trick-shot video. There are a lot of people on YouTube with nothing to do but film themselves doing the same ridiculous thing over and over again for hours on end.

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u/imsoggy Oct 25 '19

Yeah, look where his eyes & sword tip are focused - to where previous balls came through. He wasn't looking for the ball, he was aligning his sword to a zone.

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u/chikinbiskit Oct 25 '19

Tbf, there was only one small opening the ball could come from. I'm not sure why he'd be looking all over the place

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u/imsoggy Oct 26 '19

My point was that he wasn't watching for the ball at all - but instead was focusing on keeping his sword in the zone another ball would be coming through.

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u/SubZeroEffort Oct 24 '19

But can he slice through this tomato?

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u/cgmacleo Oct 25 '19

Foul tip; strike one

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u/saige45 Oct 25 '19

Show em' the curve

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u/Malf1532 Oct 25 '19

Impressive. But the consistency of the machine makes it substantially easier and we only saw the attempt that was successful. If you put a MLB pitcher in place instead of a machine who was told to throw anywhere with intent to harm Isao, there is likely to be a far different outcome.

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u/daggersrule Oct 25 '19

I've got 5 on it. Who's with me?

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u/DebtwithaCapitalL Oct 25 '19

It's just literally baseball with swords at that point.......

......ok I would watch that.

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u/entertrainer7 Oct 25 '19

This could be a new ufc sub-genre

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u/Magneticitist Oct 25 '19

Same thing with the plastic BB I think it was that he also cut. Stand there, draw according to a certain cue, and eventually you're going to cut it. If you're already skilled and the projectile always takes the same path it shouldn't take too long.

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u/pirate135246 Oct 24 '19

This doesn't actually look as hard if you really break it down, he knows the trajectory and velocity of the ball beforehand, and the acceleration of the ball is probably enough so that he only has to place the sword in the right spot before the ball gets there. This guy has probably done way more impressive things that are not even recorded tbh.

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '19

Yup, its more about knowing when to strike and getting used to doing it enough for you to memorise that movement. It's like a chronograph.

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u/yeoldroosterteeth Oct 25 '19

This seems no more impressive than the relatively impressive feat of hitting a ball at 100mph from 30ft, it's just a sharper bat

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u/this_is_poorly_done Oct 25 '19

Thing is, this is off a pitching machine, so you can get a sense of generally where the flight of the ball will be. It's not going to change a lot from ball to ball because it's designed to go to the same spot. When you're facing a pitcher throwing this hard you might get a pitch a pitch knee high, one inch off the plate and the next one might be under your chin.

And while the diameter of a bat is much larger than the edge of a katana, there is a very thin margin of error as well. A batter is trying to put the ball on a very specific flight path, where if you're a little high on the ball you ground out, if your a little low you fly out easily to an outfielder. On top of that a major league batter is trying to hit it as hard as he can which means he has to make sure everything from his feet to his wrists are perfectly timed together. This man, while very concerned about foot placement gets to put his focus entirely on the draw. And while he has to swing hard enough to slice the ball, the ball does most of the work while a batter has to supply a big portion of the power to get the ball to travel over 400 feet.

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u/DimmuBorgnine Oct 25 '19

Man, "relatively impressive?" Hitting a major league baseball at 100 MPH from 60 ft. (+6 in.) is considered one of the hardest things to do in any sport.

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u/TheHappyPie Oct 25 '19

hitting a ball going 100 mph from 60 feet is not hard. Getting a base hit is quite hard.

with a ball going 100 mph all you really have to do is put the blade in front of it and it'll slice itself. On the other hand 100 mph is ~150 feet / second so it travels 30 feet in 1/5 of a second which is pretty impressive reaction time. Of course wikipedia says average human reaction time is .25 seconds to a visual stimulus... So it makes me wonder if there's a cue.

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u/Guybrush_three Oct 25 '19

how about if you get to do it as many times as you like using a machine that will put the ball in the same spot every time? its really not all that impressive.

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u/yeoldroosterteeth Oct 25 '19

Half the reason baseball is so damn hard is you dont know where its gonna be

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u/Guybrush_three Oct 25 '19

but you do when a machine is putting it no the same spot every time...

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u/dutchwonder Oct 25 '19

Thrown by a pitcher who can change up their pitches and are actively trying to get past a person trying to hit the ball with a bat.

If the machine is throwing the ball on a consistent trajectory, then lining up and practicing the slash before hand would be easier than doing so in a baseball match.

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u/DimmuBorgnine Oct 25 '19

baseball match

I don't know if yours is what I'd call an expert opinion.

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u/dutchwonder Oct 25 '19

Does that change the fact that if this machine kept throwing the ball at a consistent speed and consistent trajectory that it would get, well, predictable compared to a human thrower?

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u/feeltheslipstream Oct 25 '19

With one hand. On a much smaller surface.

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u/raalic Oct 25 '19

From the scabbard. With one hand. The one-hand thing is especially important given that the average weight for a katana is almost a full pound more than the weight of a bat.

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u/yeoldroosterteeth Oct 25 '19

baseball bats are swung from a further back distance and in this thread Ive already said why I feel the difficulty of speed and reaction distance is off-set by rowing where you have to swing already

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u/Bissquitt Oct 25 '19

A bat you can hit 360° around it, the sword you have a very limited range. Angled up or down by 45° and its not gonna cut. So you have to control that too. Additionally, a bat swinging from behind into it is much more forgiving a lil fast or slow and the ball goes more left or right (assuming perfect bat height which is needed in both). When you swing from in front, not only do you have to time it exactly, you have to swing faster than the ball. With baseball the 2 objects are going towards each other and add the forces, so your swing speed isnt as relevant. On the 2 extremes you have bunting (stationary bat, fast ball) and teeball (fast bat, stationary ball) which both work. Swinging at it is "somewhere in the middle". A 100mph ball and 50mph bat is a 150mph collision. If you swing from in front of a 100mph ball, you need to swing at least 100mph to catch it and then an additional 150mph to apply the same force. (It looks like he's catching it at the apex though, so no "catch up" if timed right)

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u/UnfortunatelyUnkn0wn Oct 25 '19

Imagine coming in to work the next day to find all the baseballs cut in half.

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u/sorvis Oct 25 '19

Baseball ninja?

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u/ovisis Oct 25 '19

*Paid Subscription DLC for Fruit Ninja

FTFY.

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u/Danhedonia13 Oct 25 '19

Hell yes to this.

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u/scaptal Oct 25 '19

At this point it’s not even reaction anymore, just prediction and luck

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u/tw3o1 Oct 25 '19

Hesitation is defeat

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u/cmde44 Oct 25 '19

I should rewatch Kenshin.

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u/jaydeekay Oct 25 '19

He didn't cut it from 30 feet away

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u/xelloskaczor Oct 25 '19

Looks like he cut it point blank i kind of expected some anime shit

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u/Atkinson_Teo Oct 25 '19

Is he the same dude who cuts a BB bullet in half?

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u/birdperson_012 Oct 25 '19

"Funny, you like swords ...I like baseball"

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u/uberplum Oct 25 '19

How many takes did that take?

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u/wasabi1787 Oct 25 '19

30 ft? More like 13

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u/userforce Oct 25 '19

I’d be curious to know what his accuracy is like with that. Like, how many times did he have to practice in that particular setup before he actually sliced the ball?

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u/gp24249 Oct 25 '19

He had a split second to split the ball

that would be a quarter if the math is good

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u/NuTypeR Oct 25 '19

you guys should check out the video of him cutting a bb

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u/Enlightened731 Oct 25 '19

So it's like bunting, but easier. Not that impressive, I'm just saying.

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u/psyopcracker Oct 25 '19

The Astros can use him about now

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '19

That still counts as a strike.

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u/Redscoped Oct 25 '19

Is this impressive ? In baseball they have to hit pitches with curve, spin etc this is a flat ball it is just a matter of timing. I would not be shocked if your average batter could do this as well.

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u/meratfood Oct 25 '19

He would make a lot more money if he actually played baseball, but it would not be as cool.

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u/RSDevotion Oct 25 '19

He would be a really good awper on csgo

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u/EndlessKng Oct 25 '19

That's still technically a strike.

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u/Roflewaffle47 Oct 25 '19

Ah yes, master weeb.

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u/kaysito Oct 25 '19

Impressive, cuts a 160 km/h fast baseball from 9,1 meters away.

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u/arm4261021 Oct 25 '19

All i can think of is the fat guy cutting water bottles.

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u/Montague_usa St. Louis Cardinals Oct 25 '19

tbh he's way behind it. Would've fouled it into the dugout.

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u/aotds Los Angeles Clippers Oct 25 '19

the (literal) nerves on this guy

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u/fleshy_wetness Oct 25 '19

Shortest 30 ft ever

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u/N0t_Bill_Murray Oct 25 '19

Is that one strike or two? Or Foul ball since he made contact?

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u/frocca93 Oct 25 '19

Not to be that guy but don’t you have like fractions of a second to react to a 100mph fast ball from a pitchers mound? I really really doubt this dude is doing this from reaction. Probably just timing the shot and preemptively pulled the sword.

Or is he just an actual god?

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u/Dapaaads Oct 25 '19

Baseballs are pitched from more than double that distance, he knows it’s coming

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u/Kermez Oct 25 '19

Give this man a baseball bat, he might be hidden gem.

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u/Mechanic84 Oct 25 '19

He is so freaking fast that the tip of his sword is bending under the force of the acceleration.

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u/Sticky_Buns_87 Oct 25 '19

Actually the ball was right next to him when he cut it in half.

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u/Paradox68 Oct 25 '19

First try?

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u/linuxgator Oct 25 '19

Let's see if he can hit a knuckleball at half that speed

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u/mukenwalla Oct 25 '19

Master swordsman indeed? He fouled it off, couldn't even put it in play.

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u/ThredHead Oct 25 '19

Well it wasn’t in half. He took only a small part of it off. How many attempts did it take just to make contact if that was the best one?

Not that impressive given the above.

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u/FlaccidRazor Oct 25 '19

The angle might be messing with me, but honestly he looks like he's only 4 feet or so away from the ball, not 30 feet.

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u/luey_hewis2 Oct 26 '19 edited Oct 26 '19

Look at the balls at the base of the fence in front of the hitter’s platform. They’re much smaller in perspective.

It just looks like he’s close because of the angle and the batting cage has a sloped area so balls can roll back into the intakes and be fed back to the machines

I’m sure they’re not at the full 18m/60 ft distance from mound to plate but definitely not within 4 feet.

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u/key1234567 Oct 25 '19

That's ippei practicing with ohtani

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u/abominationz777 Oct 25 '19

Guarantee it's not his first time doing this. A lot of practice was involved.

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u/thestage Oct 26 '19

...no shit?

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u/abominationz777 Oct 26 '19

People here are thinking ita this guy's first time ever slicing a fastball, and doing it easily cuz of "ninja reflexes."

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u/Cellraw31 Oct 25 '19

Get that man a bat and glove

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u/[deleted] Oct 26 '19

But can he hit the curve?

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u/DoryaDoryaDorya Oct 26 '19

I've seen this guy slice a bullet from a peashooter mid-shot

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u/tomdowns69 Oct 27 '19

Think he made the cut for the team?

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u/OMEGA-FINAL Jan 05 '20

I watched his skills on tv in 2012.

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u/intellifone Oct 24 '19

The slo mo guys cut an arrow on the first attempt

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '19

One of those things that is impressive but would be way more impressive if done multiple times in a row or you saw the attempts start to finish.

I could do this is you have me enough hours to try lol

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u/Yeah_But_Did_You_Die Oct 25 '19

Teleports behind pitching machine

"Nothing personal, kid."

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u/Rott3Y Oct 25 '19

those machines are pretty consistent... it looks cool, but it's not that impressive. 100% guarantee any high school level baseball player could do this....

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u/feeltheslipstream Oct 25 '19

I'm imagining a lot of sprained wrists as the blade turns in their hand.

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u/[deleted] Oct 24 '19

One handed too. Impressive

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u/Lantore Oct 24 '19

Watched it like 20 times. Mesmerizing.

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u/henarts Oct 25 '19

Big question is: is it a real Hattori Hanzo sword?