There are millions of trick shot videos on YouTube (and we’ve featured our share of them.) Now, Captain Disillusion is here to burst our bubble – and all of those basketballs, footballs, tennis balls, and golf balls, as he shows us some of the tricks of the trade.
Magician and card thrower Rick Smith Jr. teamed up with the guys from Dude Perfect to show off his incredible ability to use the edge of a playing card like the edge of a knife, and do it with an incredible degree of accuracy. That banana trick made us cover our crotches.
We’ve seen pool champion Florian “Venom” Kohler work his magic in miniature, now watch as he literally takes aim at the hyperactive Dude Perfect dudes, then turns in a epic round of trick shots bouncing balls from table to table, across the room, and always hitting his target.
To celebrate the first ever World Trick Shot Day (who knew?), Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes headed to the top of the 58-story Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, and took aim at the basket far below. We have no idea how he worked the wind into his calculations.
The perpetually shouting dudes convened a session of basketball trick shots in the presence of a Guinness World Records adjudicator, and proceeded to knock out eleven relatively obscure records, stealing a few from NBA greats and the Globetrotters along the way.
YouTuber T-Man shows off his ability to hit a precise location with a table tennis ball in this compilation of trick shots. Like most trick shot videos, we have no idea how many attempts these took, but the fact that he could nail most of these at all is impressive.
“He lost his son, so he adopted the streets.” YouTuber DefendTheHouse made a basketball trick shot video in Fallout 4 with the help of the game’s drug Jet, which slows down everything else but the player. Bonus points for the ballin’ backing track, Whispering Through by Asura.