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How to Play Bulletball

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Experience an exciting table game that challenges speed, skill, and strategy! Bullet ball fosters teamwork, communication, leadership skills development and strategical thinking to deliver victory!

Marc Griffin believed so strongly in his game, American Inventor, that he sold his house and Saab car, quit his job, sold off his wedding ring as collateral and finally made it onto reality show American Inventor.

Rules

Bulletball is similar to table tennis in that players use their hands or arms instead of paddles to hit a ball across an opposing side of a circular table equipped with guard rails. The first player to get their opponent off-side scores – creating an exciting, fast-paced competition which requires quick reflexes and strategic movement from all participants.

This table was specifically designed for wheelchairs and can be enjoyed both seated or standing indoors and outdoors. The height allows a standard wheelchair to easily roll underneath it while its rails prevent balls from leaving or rolling off of its playing area.

Marc Griffin believes his high-caliber table sport, Play Cups, will become an Olympic sport one day and has shared his story of perseverance and struggle on American Inventor (not Shark Tank). At times he sold his home, car and even wedding ring to fund its development; eventually though he managed to make his dream a reality.

At the start of playing bulletball, the initial step involves placing the ball within your triangular service area on the tabletop. Serving can either be free-hand or held; as each player gets two consecutive opportunities to do this. Serving rotation takes place every five points.

Equipment

Bulletball was developed by Marc Griffin as a family pastime during the mid-1980s. Designed to be both comfortable and competitive, players may either sit or stand while participating. Similar to table tennis, the object of bulletball is to return the ball back onto your opponent’s side of the table–which can be distinguished by color coding — in as fast a time possible.

Bulletball can be played using only a multipurpose table with removable side rails. A standard bulletball table stands about five feet tall, accommodating wheelchairs as well as offering strategic play opportunities with its raised ‘tabletop’ that helps ensure balls do not roll off, along with side rails that prevent overly aggressive players from using too many shots at once. A raised “tabletop” also prevents balls from rolling off of its surface while side rails prevent it from rolling over into adjacent courts, providing opportunities for strategic play while giving individuals of varying abilities to participate fully in game.

Whoever wishes to step up their competitive game can upgrade to professional Bulletball Extreme – a more relaxed sport with additional rules – which requires great hand-eye coordination, speed and strategy skills from players. To succeed at playing it successfully.

Radar baseballs that provide automatic pitch speed updates of up to 120 mph can also help those practicing their hitting skills in bulletball games. No longer is there need for someone else to point a pitch speed gun; anyone, no matter their age or skill level can easily use such devices.

Variations

Bullet Ball is a fast-paced game requiring precision shooting and quick reflexes, where players attempt to score points by shooting the ball into an opponent’s designated goal area. The first player or team reaching their specified point total wins. Played on an arena similar to traditional ping pong tables, however players do not use their hands during gameplay.

Marc Griffin was an average American everyman who believed his high-caliber table game could become the next Olympic sport. For 26 years of his life he dedicated himself to developing it; making sure it would be accessible for both disabled and nondisabled players alike. Even selling his house, Saab and wife’s wedding ring to keep his business afloat until eventually appearing on American Inventor television show in 2006.

He shared his hardships when trying to bring his creation to market and was an inspiration to many viewers of the program. Although he lost out in terms of winning an episode to one of his competitors, his story proved inspiring for many others. Today, Inclusion Sports have refined and developed this game as therapeutic table sport; players can either sit or stand while enjoying playing it indoors or outdoors; wheelchair accessibility makes this table game wheelchair friendly; as can individuals of various levels of upper-body mobility who wish to partake.

Scoring

Bullet Ball is an exhilarating and fast-paced table game, combining elements of ping pong, air hockey and traditional table tennis into an exciting, fast-paced gaming experience. Played on specially designed tables with its own set of rules – making this popular with those seeking an immersive gaming experience – it can be enjoyed standing or sitting up and is suitable for players of all ages and abilities.

Bulletball requires precise shooting skills that require quick reflexes, quick shooting accuracy and strategic positioning to outmaneuver an opponent and score a point first. When playing multi-player rounds, the right to serve rotates after every round to ensure equal opportunities and create an equitable playing environment.

The tabletop version of BulletBall Extreme is wheelchair accessible with side rails designed to enable standard chairs to pass underneath it easily. There is also a professional version, known as BulletBall Extreme, which requires faster hand-eye coordination and skill for optimal play.

Marc Griffin, the inventor of Bulletball, believes it will become an Olympic sport. He appeared on American Inventor and presented his invention. Although judges quickly rejected it, Marc refused to listen and continued working on his game regardless. To finance its development further he sold his home, car, and even his wife’s wedding ring in order to fund its advancement.