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Video: Swordsman Slices 100mph Ball in Half

Video: Swordsman Slices 100mph Ball in Half

A video which circulated online in October 2015 showed a Japanese swordsman slicing a ball traveling at 100 miles per hour in half.

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Isao Machii is not new to the spotlight, but his latest feat has taken speed and precision to a new level. In the video posted on YouTube by Oricon News, we see Machii draw his sword after the ball was launched from a pitching machine 30 feet away, and slice it almost exactly in half.

The video begins with two test pitches which are fired presumably to give Machii a sense of the speed and location of the ball during his stunt. The swordsman then readies himself for the ball to be launched.

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As the third pitch is launched, Machii almost instantaneously draws his sword and slices the ball in half, eliciting a response from onlookers.

After the feat, Machii confidently walks off as the camera focuses on part of the ball on the ground.

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