Most Consecutive Table Tennis Ball Bounces While Alternating Paddle Sides And Paddle Hand

Australia Peter Craig

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Blakeview, South Australia, Australia / June 14, 2010

Peter Craig bounced a table tennis ball 1,130 times on a table tennis paddle while alternating hands and alternating paddle sides for each bounce.

- participant must alternate the side of the paddle and paddle hand   after every bounce
- may only have one hand touching paddle for each ball bounce
- two hands on paddle for a bounce is a disqualification

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  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    I'm glad Peter corrected this!

  • United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    Hey guys, sorry for the mix up. Peter Craig is the current world record holder in this category. Great to see the competition taking off here.

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Rehashing previous comments, I don't understand this record status, my 1,130 should be current, Brian's 1,009 should be "failed".

  • United States Gold Member

    Gold Member

    Peter Craig should still hold this record. He did 1130

  • United States Gold Member

    Gold Member

    If Brian did 1009

  • United States Gold Member

    Gold Member

    If Brian did 1009

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    I do agree with Mick. If I'm submitting a record with a count of 1,000+ then I should count and verify it myself and/or with my witness if there was one. This in itself should be credible enough based on a quick check of length of time - anyone who looks at the record can choose to count and reverify, particularly if you were a previous holder of the record.

    Other record systems usually counts bounces/catches etc, but after one minute it is only timed. I prefer to count myself because I've always been that way, this is where it should become a wiki system and more trust given to "the people". Although this is higher risk, there are more people to verify. If a record has been submitted that looks unrealistic it can be reported. As a quick example, my record of 1100 is almost the same length as Micks 700 so time doesn't do it for me. But because I want to hold my title in this category, I'm happy to spend 5-10 minutes counting another submission to see if it is in fact better than my previous attempts. And if it's incorrect it can simply be noted and corrected.

  • United States Mick Cullen

    Mick Cullen

    As a current record holder, I wouldn't really mind counting/approving records that break my own. However, I also think I agree with the spirit of the URDB-- pushing the bounds of what people can do and try, rather than just striving to hold onto records. What happens if you have a record holder who is more possessive and protective of his/her records? Obviously, as things move forward for URDB, you'll have to deal with more and more records that include long videos and tedious verification. It would be a shame to see credentialed witnesses required, because I think that reduces the accessibility that makes URDB so appealing to so many. But I also recognize the limitations of a lack of manpower to handle the volume of record submissions.

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Peter, you raise an issue we've been discussing at URDB HQ: how do we scale the adjudication in categories like this? Do we insist on credentialed witnesses? Outsource it to a service like Mechanical Turk? Require the current record holder to count/approve it? Would love to hear ideas.

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Just submitting the new record... it really could go on for ever. I hate the thought of making these poor guys have to count 1,000+ bounces all the time... The new record is now.... 1,130 bounces. I've added another 393 on your new one, but it was far from easy! Not sure how much more I've got in me...

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Just quickly tried it, got 100 bounces in 45 seconds, if you could keep that rate up you'd get 500 in less than 4 minutes but that would be tough to keep up and tough to judge.

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Nice job Mick, I approved it myself, watched and recounted and 737 is the new record. You certainly make it difficult to keep up so it's back to me again I think on this one... I noticed you got to 500 in about 5:40 - I'm thinking we should mix it up a little and will try and get 500 in a much quicker time, maybe 4:30 or at least under 5:00 for now... And I reckon 1,000 is within reach...

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    All hail king Peter!

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Good job Mick, but sorry I beat you again. I like this one, you get into a bit of a rhythm and you could go on forever... The record now stands at 490... I noticed you're much better reserved then me - I run all over the place, you barely move your feet!

  • United States Mick Cullen

    Mick Cullen

    Good question! I'll give this a shot sometime in the next couple of days.

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Now does Rob like this because it's one less possible submission to count so many bounces and verify so many exchanges? :) Brian, so close...

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    I am officially done with this record. You & Mick can battle it out. I'm just a spectator now. I tried this record today & got 330. My right hand is really weak with a paddle so it's throws off my control & balance.

  • United States Mick Cullen

    Mick Cullen

    Nice job, Peter!

  • his hands were out of shot one point, no dice

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