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Gyro Giken pitching machine

by on Aug.17, 2011 @ 6:13 pm, under Other

I noticed an article posted by Sponichi about the Gyro Giken pitching machine.  I've mentioned the machine before, but never really went into how cool this machine really is.

If you have a moment, you might want to check out their video pages, Page 1 (scroll down toward the bottom, individual pitch videos can be found just underneath an Amazon.co.jp ad) and Page 2 (these are clips from Japanese TV programs).  I'd post direct links to the videos, but I'm not really sure how they'd feel about that, so I'll refrain.  What I will recommend is checking out the first link on the second video page.  It's a downloadable WMV video file and it's from a TV program from December 2010 that also features Tsuyoshi Nishioka trying out the machine.  It's all in Japanese, but you can still get a pretty good idea of what the machine is capable of doing just by watching the video.