It's All In The Reflexes: Modern Samurai Slices 100MPH Fastball In Half

October 16, 2015


This is a video of modern samurai/all around badass Isao Machii drawing his blade and slicing a 160km/h (99.4MPH) fastball in half. Damn, the Dodgers really could have used him last night.

Hit the jump for the video and GO CUBS.

Thanks to Roberto, who wants to try the same thing except with a 30-pound battleaxe.

  • DC Madman

    Was that left handed too?

  • shashi

    its just not cricket

  • da1nonlysage

    This man needs a SloMo camera

  • Mirar

    The measuring tool said 161km/h, which is pretty exactly 100mph. (100.041 mph.)

  • Brad Walton

    Awhile back I remember watching him slice air soft pellets traveling 200mph. I feel like I could do this.

    He should stick to the "impossible for everybody else" type of challenges. I guarantee some regular guy who can hit a 90+mph fastball will post a similar video soon enough.

  • the antagonist

    I get what you're saying. But at that distance I think it's more impressive than it looks. It's half the normal distance from the pitcher's plate to home base. He has almost no reaction time at that distance. But yeah, slicing the air soft pellet did look a lot more impressive, no matter how much harder it is or isn't technically.

  • Bling Nye

    Yeah, not like a baseball bat is any wider than a sword blade................

    Not to mention distance from the machine to the place he's standing looks a lot shorter than from the mound to home plate.

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    Yeah, pfft! That shit is too easy.
    LeBron James

  • palpable ovaltine

    Baseballs aren't hollow. What kind of ball was that?

  • Gilbert

    Even if it were a ping pong ball, I know I wouldn't be able to slice it like that, with only 9.22 m of reaction distance...

  • Shawn Bibby

    Its the skin on the ball probably

  • Zachary Maltais

    Pitching machine ball maybe?

  • Brad Walton

    Exactly. They're optimized for multiple, consistent uses in the pitching machine. There are so many types, so I'm sure some are constructed more like tennis balls, which is what this one looks like.

  • Damn? Really? I was impressed.

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