from Bob Jewett and Dr. Dave Alciatore
The first person who can post a video showing a bank shot bending around a 1" obstacle (less than 1/2 a ball width), in compliance with the challenge rules, will win $2000! And if nobody is able to beat the challenge, the person who is able to bend the ball the most (i.e., more than anybody else) will receive $200. The competition will remain open until the end of July, 2016.
SORRY, BUT THE CHALLENGE IS NO LONGER OPEN
(although, we'll still post any new unofficial video entries that come it)
The Only Official Attempts Submitted Before the Deadline:
|1||1 5/16" = 1.31" = 33.3 mm||Dr. Dave Alciatore||video|
|2||1 3/8" = 1.38" = 34.9 mm||Dave Gross||video|
The smallest ruler measurement for a good shot in compliance with the challenge rules won $200. Nobody was able to achieve a ruler measurement of 1/8" or less to win the $2000. Since Dr. Dave won the $200 prize, he decided to gift the money to "cleary" on AZB for teaching us how people might attempt to cheat video contests like this.
Here's an animated GIF of the original bogus video entry "cleary" posted:
And here's another "cleary" video illustrating how the cheat can be taken to extremes:
Here's an excellent explanation and illustration on AZB of how "cleary" created the bogus videos.
Here's another example of how to cheat from Bob Jewett: How to Cheat the $2000 Bank Bend Challenge (see the video description for details).
Detailed Rules and Regulations:
Purposes for the Bank Bend Challenge:
For some background and more information about bending a bank, see the bending a bank shot resource page.
If you want some help with filming and accessing slow-motion videos on an iPhone, the following video might be helpful:
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