Bowler Ben Ketola sets world record with fastest 300 game


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/24/bowler-ben-ketola-sets-world-r.html


#2

Mark it, dude.


#3


#4

Especially impressive because:

  1. different lanes can be in different conditions, friction-wise
  2. apparently done with “house” balls

#5

You call that a speed-run? Wait til my son gets his hands on you! But it has to be virtual bowling, all right? None of your namby-pamby “physical reality”.


#6

Time for a great bowling anthem!


#7

One time some (non-racist) skinheads and punks took ME bowling… does that count?


#8

I will count it.


#9

One game? It looks to me like he’s only one frame into 8 games, and 2 frames into two others.


#10

I remember one time in bowling class I almost got a strike. :bowling:


#11

Truly awesome!

(But why does the efficiency freak in me yell “Go to a closer ball on the rebound!!” Too much software perf optimization on the brain… :grinning:)


#12

Fucking Ketola, that creep can roll man.


#13

He could have shaved a few seconds off by not running all the way back to the first lane.

Also when bowling gets this easy for someone do they just do it for the exercise?


#14

So mote it be!

If often to listen to “Take the Skinheads Bowling” after watching “Death in Paradise” as the TV show’s theme tune reminds me of the song.


#15

I’m sorry. I should have asked, “were they on your lawn?”


#16

Hadn’t thought of that.


#17

No. I was hanging out downtown, they stopped their car and asked me if I wanted to go.

Not like the song at all, in fact!


#18

I think a big part of the appeal of bowling is that even novices get a strike now and then.

You never see a first-time golfer hit a hole-in-one or a first-grader hit a baseball out of the park or an elderly woman make a slam-dunk on a regulation basketball court (discounting movies featuring a black man disguised as a woman in a fat suit).


#19

Mark it zero, dude.


#20

So you didn’t get up in the morning and pray to Jah, and he didn’t increase the number of clocks by exactly one?