Why It’s Almost Impossible to Make a 7-10 Split in Bowling | WIRED


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  • Toaster Strudel
    Toaster Strudel  6 hours back

    it's hard but not impossible I have had gotten two in my time. one I had no clue what happened the other was just a good throw

    • Nicholas Byrne
      Nicholas Byrne  16 hours back

      I bowl at a bowling league Ive hit the Greek church once and never got it

      • kmaru80
        kmaru80  18 hours back

        This was great. I enjoyed seeing Wes in this video, but I can't believe you only mentioned his name ONCE. No name in the description or on screen when he appeared. To the kind of people (like me) who would be interested in a dorky bowling video, he has some real name recognition. Anyway, super fun to watch. Thanks

        • Zennie62 Oakland News Now Today Commentary Vlog

          Dude. Earl doesn’t know how to throw a curveball. That is how you hit a 7-10 split.

          • Zennie62 Oakland News Now Today Commentary Vlog

            At the Dimond Bowl in Oakland, I hit the 7-10 split several times. And the key is to hit the 7 pin on the gutter side, and with such force that it flies into the 10. That is doable.

            • D Lovely
              D Lovely  1 days back

              Thank you. I am considering signing up for a bowling team at my campus. The seven ten split is something that I will look out for soon.

              • Ike Malik
                Ike Malik  1 days back

                Got a 7/10 split one time. Was beautiful.

                • John Breedlove
                  John Breedlove  1 days back

                  I’ll save you 11 minutes. 7-10 is hard, Greek church split has lower conversion because players sacrifice the split and go for the sure points.

                  • Dave Micolichek
                    Dave Micolichek  1 days back

                    I have seen people hit them 2 out of 3 tries. The first 40 seconds of this video is already B.S....

                    • Royal GG
                      Royal GG  1 days back


                      • GalaxyGrape294
                        GalaxyGrape294  2 days back

                        i find it funny that i done a 7-10 split on wii sports when i was like 8 by accident

                        • XeN
                          XeN  2 days back

                          I have hit 7-10 split

                          • rebuz87
                            rebuz87  2 days back

                            Also the Greek Church is the result of a bad shot - another thing you don't see a lot of at the pro level. I've thrown near-perfect strikes that leave ringing 7-10's.

                            • rebuz87
                              rebuz87  2 days back

                              I bowled for 15 years before I picked one up. Still amazed that it actually happened. Just threw it as hard as I could, smashed the 10 pin and crossed my fingers lol

                              • M Y
                                M Y  2 days back

                                I actually did this. I go bowling maybe once a year

                                • Dan Haren
                                  Dan Haren  2 days back

                                  I hit these ALL THE TIME. I use a 36" ball

                                  • Christopher Rodmell
                                    Christopher Rodmell  2 days back

                                    At my local bowling alley I’ve seen people throw the ball at a certain way that when it goes into the gutter it causes the ball to bounce a bit, maybe you could try that for the 7-10 split Idk though

                                    • jesse james
                                      jesse james  2 days back

                                      i was forced to go bowling once by my new GF. I got bored, left her there and went riding on my dirt bike. I never seen her again and i was happy.

                                      • 1000subsWithNoVideos E

                                        I hit a 7-10 split and it didn’t hit the curtain or bounce of anything. I SWEAR! Why would I lie, it doesn’t do anything in my favor.

                                        • tr studios
                                          tr studios  2 days back

                                          Could a 7 10 be possible if you would hit one pin in the inside making it bounce of the side

                                          • JNCressey
                                            JNCressey  2 days back

                                            What if you bowled so slowly that the bowling ball would bounce off one pin and cross to the other one?

                                            • froglaps40
                                              froglaps40  3 days back

                                              I would think hitting the inside of the 7 or 10 to kick it against the wall and back over would be better odds than trying to rebound it off the soft background.. They should have been able to get the robot to do that consistantly. I did get it once while playing in a league my second year..

                                              • I'm CIA
                                                I'm CIA  3 days back

                                                You shoot it on the corner so it bounces out of gutter and hits the pin and the other.

                                                • Fabian2k
                                                  Fabian2k  3 days back

                                                  I did it in wii sports

                                                  • Noel Blake
                                                    Noel Blake  3 days back

                                                    You can not do the 7 10 without the 420

                                                    • glenys riley
                                                      glenys riley  3 days back

                                                      For about 3 years i used to bowl 3 times a week bowling about 3-4 games each day, I hit the 7-10 split once in all that time.

                                                      • Erik SV
                                                        Erik SV  3 days back

                                                        I was watching and then my giveafuk broke

                                                        • Actual Chad
                                                          Actual Chad  3 days back

                                                          3am im watching bowling videos. how did i get here

                                                          • dudustickytricks
                                                            dudustickytricks  3 days back

                                                            Well, they didn't mention one way I've done it, so I guess it's not allowed: take a ball that's one pound lighter than you have been bowling with and throw it as hard as you can, angled at the gutter just in front of one of the pins. If you get it just right, the ball will bounce in the gutter and pop out just enough to hit the pin at the angle necessary to get the other. The automated system at our lanes counts it as a spare! It's still very hard to do, but even just hitting the one pin that way is neat.

                                                            • Daniel S
                                                              Daniel S  3 days back

                                                              I got five strikes in a row.
                                                              I did this by throwing the ball half way down the lane. I'm glad the management did not see my ground breaking performance.

                                                              • Mindbomb
                                                                Mindbomb  3 days back

                                                                Surely there is a setting on the bowling machine that will hit the 7-10 split consistently. Unless the pins and curtain are changing randomly, it's not luck.

                                                                • Drew Mack
                                                                  Drew Mack  3 days back

                                                                  I thought the hardest split was the 2-8-10.

                                                                  • West Tex
                                                                    West Tex  3 days back

                                                                    I wonder if you'd have better luck aiming for the inside face of the 7 so that the pin bounces off the left sidewall and then back towards the right pin.

                                                                    • Ian Burkard
                                                                      Ian Burkard  3 days back

                                                                      You are not allowed to use the same stock music as the BA Test Kitchen! :D

                                                                      • JukeBox John
                                                                        JukeBox John  3 days back

                                                                        Matt is My Dad

                                                                        • Hyvera
                                                                          Hyvera  3 days back

                                                                          ok bowler

                                                                          • Daniel Lewis
                                                                            Daniel Lewis  4 days back

                                                                            Being a league and tournament bowler I have never come close to getting the 7-10 but picked up the greek church once but also the big four which is the 4-6-7-10 split for those who don't know. even tho there more spareable to make I also happen to spare them by luck. That's what I like about this sport is there are lots of challenges but your more than capable over coming them and succeed

                                                                            • DNC2007
                                                                              DNC2007  4 days back

                                                                              The only reason the Greek Church is converted less is because not as many people attempt to get the spare.

                                                                              • Even Nikolay Engevold
                                                                                Even Nikolay Engevold  4 days back

                                                                                I hit a 7-10 split when i was 9

                                                                                • Gage smith
                                                                                  Gage smith  4 days back

                                                                                  I've hit it only once when I was a child in my bowling league. Havent been able to hit it again. Just 5 pin.

                                                                                  • Rinoxzz lol
                                                                                    Rinoxzz lol  4 days back

                                                                                    I was 7 years old, and i managed to hit the 10 and it went to the 7.
                                                                                    My mind waa blown 😂

                                                                                  • C C
                                                                                    C C  4 days back

                                                                                    You also don’t always need to count on the pit curtains. You can also use the kickback plates on the side.

                                                                                    • Spicy Legend
                                                                                      Spicy Legend  4 days back

                                                                                      Bruh. Yesterday I went bowling and I got a split, so I just threw the ball and it got both pins.

                                                                                      • Lasmiranda Dennsivillia

                                                                                        10:00 the professional hit it with going for the 3 on the right. So, simply wrong statistic. 7-10 is always harder, no matter where you aim

                                                                                        • Warren Anderson
                                                                                          Warren Anderson  2 days back

                                                                                          Yeah I scrolled through the comments just to see if anyone else noticed this. I wonder if the guy making the video even realized that.

                                                                                        • JNCressey
                                                                                          JNCressey  2 days back

                                                                                          It's funny how he's presenting it as a choice between going for the three or converting by hitting the two, then the clip of converting by hitting the 3 shows.

                                                                                      • LongtowerNyc
                                                                                        LongtowerNyc  4 days back

                                                                                        I made it twice.

                                                                                        • Arjuna Austin
                                                                                          Arjuna Austin  4 days back

                                                                                          Mate... its physics not luck. You just have to be incredibly incredibly accurate with the amount of force you apply and in which direction you throw the ball.

                                                                                          • UNKNOWN
                                                                                            UNKNOWN  3 days back

                                                                                            Arjuna Austin
                                                                                            Yeah but it’s impossible for humans
                                                                                            That’s why it’s luck

                                                                                        • Nerbs
                                                                                          Nerbs  4 days back

                                                                                          I got the Greek church and hit 4 do the ball hopping out the gutter

                                                                                          • Lethal 15
                                                                                            Lethal 15  4 days back

                                                                                            I've hit this split soo many times on wii bolwing