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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Tennis ball hits court but doesn


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The ball doesn't bounce at all! It's completely absorbed by the court. There's no upward movement at all. I just tried dropping a tennis ball on a soft pillow and there was at least a little. That one simply died, like it was caught by one of those velcro paddles you see people playing with on the beach.
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The chair umpire came out to inspect the area and tried to bounce a ball on the spot. The result has to be seen to be believed:

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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Could this be some sort of field energy again this is strange.
I don't see this at all.what do you think?I wonder if this is a joke or real.If it is it won't be here long so read while you can.I have been very interested in the magnetic of the earth .makes me wonder whats going on?Please let me now what you think about this.

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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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Classic.

WTH?

No drama.....



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:44 PM
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What happened is that the stifling temperatures in Melbourne caused a heat bubble filled with air to form under the surface of the court. It's the same concept that causes crust bubbles to develop on edges of pizza slices. As the Mirror reported, workers came out and drilled two small holes in the court, which let out the air. Order, and gravity, was restored.


There's literally an explanation further on in the article you posted.

Sorry but it's not "magnets."



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:44 PM
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that was very weird! how does a spot that bubbled from heat just absorb the kinetic energy like that?! there must be some sort of vacuum created under the court that sucked the ball to the surface like that. i've never seen that in 20 years of being an avid tennis fan.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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scroll down on the link it explains what it is.......topic closed



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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How would magnetics affect a tennis ball theres no metal in it??



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by girdermonkey84
scroll down on the link it explains what it is.......topic closed


how does air under the court explain the ball not bouncing at all?



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:50 PM
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Certainly odd. My question would be, do we have any record of this type of behavior in the past? I get the explanation, and I also get that it could be another Yahoo sports joke. But if this is real, could this mean more than just the simple explanation given to us?



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by tonypazzohome

how does air under the court explain the ball not bouncing at all?


Probably just absorbs the energy so there's nothing for it to bounce off.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:55 PM
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air absorbed the energy? it just went dead. i can see if the ball was dead, but this was a hard tennis court. there should have at least been a small bounce and roll.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by tonypazzohome

Originally posted by girdermonkey84
scroll down on the link it explains what it is.......topic closed


how does air under the court explain the ball not bouncing at all?


maybe the soft ground the tennis court is made from and the fact there was an air pocket under it was just the right amount to "absorb" the energy from the ball? also there is air in a tennis ball and the material it is made from is flexible so maybe all these points contributed to it happening? also the video is crap quality a bit jumpy it may bounce a small amount but cant make it out?



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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I just read about this a minute ago, if you read the article it has been explained and fixed. Very interesting though.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by Highergrounds

Could this be some sort of field energy again this is strange.
I don't see this at all.what do you think?I wonder if this is a joke or real.If it is it won't be here long so read while you can.I have been very interested in the magnetic of the earth .makes me wonder whats going on?Please let me now what you think about this.

sports.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 21-1-2011 by Highergrounds because: (no reason given)


Did you even read the article?! The explanation was in there.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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I don't believe that ''AIR POCKET''
Bring your drill next time
and hammer



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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Yes I did read it but have you ever hear of a cover up?



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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I'm with you. Very strange. To me, the simplest example is to drop a tennis ball onto your dining table, which has air beneath it. It will still bounce and roll away.

I'm suspicious of the authenticity of the video, myself.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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You would think that tennis courts are to thick to have any "air" underneith them that would affect anything on the top surface. Strange. Would like to see this re-created on mythbusters.


Bzzzzzzz



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by Highergrounds
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Yes I did read it but have you ever hear of a cover up?


What would need to be covered up?





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