Most Bounces Of A Baseball Off Of The Side Of A Building In 30 Seconds

United States Brian Pankey


Springfield, Illinois, United States / May 13, 2012

Brian Pankey bounced a baseball off of the side of a building and caught it with his hand 50 times in 30 seconds.

- baseball must be caught with bare hand after each bounce, no mitts or gloves permitted
- may use either left or right hand, but may only use one hand during attempt

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Yes Dan the attempts so far have consistently been at a decent 90-100cm distance. You can see the improvement on the third record (current) because Andy has his hand so close to the wall. I found when I tried it the closer to the wall the more bounces you can get and makes I difficult to determine a catch or push from the wall and obviously further away means it takes longer for the ball to get to the wall and back so would result in a lower result. Having at least a consistent distance makes it fair - maybe the distance itself should be part of the record title/category as it might be interesting to see the same thing from say 3metres or even 10

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Peter, does standing location make a difference? I'm trying think how standing closer (or farther) would change anything.

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    criteria should include "from 3 foot (90cm)" as demonstrated in all three successful attempts.

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