OT: mad skills developer for soccer goalies - CANNONS!

Submitted by superstringer on December 10th, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Video of youth Slovenian team (or something like that) using CANNONS to help train the goalie.  Dude thought after the first one, hmm, this is no problem... then he bails after the second one.


Unrelated -- Man Utd is asking for the transfer price for the cannons, given their recent dearth of actual, you know, goals.


Mr. Carson

December 10th, 2013 at 8:31 PM ^

Well how much damage can the hardest hit ball from professionals do?  I don't know the answer, but the fastest ever recorded shot was 114 mph in 1996.  From the time the second ball leaves the cannon to the back of the net is just under .2 seconds in this video. Assuming they are practicing PKs in this video and are 36 ft. out (hard to tell, they may be a little closer), this ball is traveling about 135 mph.  If that hit you square in the face, I have to believe it would break several bones and cause a bad concussion at a minimum. 

For comparison, this "shot" has about 5 times the momentum of a major league fastball, though obviously with more cushion and spread out over the face.

Space Coyote

December 10th, 2013 at 6:18 PM ^

not just like a cannon or air backed shooter that kind of simulates a kick. Going into this I kind of was thinking like a jugs machine. And with that I was like "yeah, ok, that makes sense. So what's the deal, they have it turned up pretty high or something?" Then I watched the video and realize you actually mean CANNONS like in your OP.


December 10th, 2013 at 6:37 PM ^

gotta toughen up!!!!!

Watched that movie last night that started a mini-kick of stupid but hilarious comedies including Half Baked today and probably Zoolander later tonight.



December 10th, 2013 at 7:26 PM ^

In college the upperclassmen used to throw baseballs at my bare hands to soften them up.  Did it for all the keepers.  This is a little more hardcore than that.  And here I thought I was being tough...