A Gyroscopic Self-Leveling Pool Table On A Cruise Ship

March 16, 2017


This is a video of a gyroscopic self-leveling pool table aboard the Royal Caribbean's Radiance Of The Seas cruise ship during rough weather while returning from a trip to New Zealand in 2011. So yes, it's almost as old as my work computer, but I never knew about, presumably because I don't take vacation cruises because the ocean is terrifying and Poseidon has been itching to drown me ever since I discovered the location of The Lost City Of Atlantis. Plus, you know, I may have had a brief, but very meaningful and very passionate sexual encounter with one of his mermaid daughters. "That was a shark shaped pool raft." That's never been proven.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Gabe, who agrees all-you-can-eat buffets and motion sickness are a match made in hell.

  • Radiation Networks

    They should have widened the platform so that the players are also self leveled so they don't battle the table changing height the entire time.

  • Steven Collatos

    wouldnt you want the entire room to move? must be hard to take a shot while it's moving.

  • JJtoob

    Why not go just a bit further and make at least the surrounding floor area do the same so the players are more comfortable?

  • Bling Nye

    I'd go on a cruise if my bed did that.

  • GeneralDisorder

    That looks extremely difficult to shoot on.

  • Wilf Smith

    Has to be the dumbest and most nausea inducing thing I've seen on a ship. It's all very well the table staying level but you standing on the non level floor as the table rises and falls and sways in relation to you, yeah, good luck with that.

  • captaindash

    I'm literally looking into seeing if I can get on that ship. I'm dying to play pool on that!

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    now to find a time when someone isn't using it

  • FearlessFarris

    Exactly. Like any other cool feature on a cruise ship: It seems awesome in concept, except that every other one of the 3,000 passengers also wants to try it out. Might as well waddle back to the buffet.

  • Talon184

    That seriously makes me feel seasick just watching......

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