Remote-control Bowling Ball

At one time or another, everyone wishes they could control a bowling ball after it leaves his/her hand. The RC900 remote-control bowling ball makes that dream come true! A weight in a threaded shaft inside the ball determines its direction, and the user controls the weight. The purpose of the ball is to give young children a bit of success as they learn to bowl, and to help disabled people paticipate in the sport. Don't even think of sneaking the RC900 into a competition! Link (with video) -via Gizmodo

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While I understand your point about kids and bowling, that frustration need not exist. I, as well as most kids I knew and grew up with were made well aware that we would probably not be good at bowling until we were "big", and that was if we practiced. Fooling a kid into thinking he or she is good at something with a ball like this isn't really teaching them anything. Half the fun at that age is just rolling a heavy ball around without being competitive. It can still be enjoyable.

My issue with this ball, and other things like it is that it sends out a false message to little kids. I can see a typical helicopter parent using this and telling their little darling that they are talented little bowlers. The day that they don't have the help of this cheating tool, they will be far more disappointed than they were when they would be if they were made to understand that bowling, or any activity, is not something people are automatically good at, and that if they enjoy it, they can practice to improve.
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