I guess this means an egg moving really fast could punch through a brick wall… Cool.
At that speed not only do you not have the slightest chance of returning the serve, it’s probably best to be no where near the table because as demonstrated in this video, the ping pong ball is easily capable of blasting clean through a ping pong paddle.
In fact, forget guaranteed Olympic gold were this creation ever cleared for official competition. Even though they weigh next to nothing, the ping pong balls leaving the cannon have the equivalent energy and momentum as a bullet leaving a .32 caliber pistol, meaning in the right situation, they could most certainly be lethal. So maybe ping pong will finally get the respect it deserves. [YouTube via Gizmag]