Saturday, June 30, 2018

ping that pong, baby

YouTube is so full of trick-shot videos, these days, that it's hard to know where to turn. I think, for me, the charm may be wearing off a bit because I've started to appreciate the huge role of editing in the process of making these vids. There's almost no way that the people doing these trick shots are scoring every single time on the first try; more likely, they're fucking up multiple times, looking for that one perfect shot. That's where editing comes in: only the successful tricks get spliced together into a single reel of awesome trick shots. That said, despite the diminished charm, trick-shot videos are still fun to watch, especially when they're done with humorous intent and are not merely well-rehearsed displays of awesomeness. In that spirit, I hereby present to you 2016's "Ping Pong Carnival," a series of ping-pong-related trick shots by some nutty Japanese folks. Enjoy.

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