To achieve the shot, Warwick resident Zach Bacon rolls the first ball very slowly, and with lots of spin, down the lane.
Once that ball gets going, Alex Lefebvre, also of Warwick, throws the second ball down the side of the lane and it hits all but two corner pins.
By the time the lane resets, Baconâs ball hits the remaining two pins for a spare.
âThat first ball has to be at the perfect speed, sometimes, he will do it and it wonât make it down the lane, other times it hits the gate and bounces back to you or goes in the gutter. It is just about the speed and hopefully, that second ball knocks down the right pins,â said Lefebvre said in an interview with GoLocalProv.
Lefebvre adds that it did not take them very long to achieve the shot.
âThat was only the third time we tried that shot that night, we have done it before in years past, and the funny thing is that Zach had done earlier in the night,â Lefebvre said.
He added, âWe goof off like that, its something that we have done before and try different stuff just to see different reactions and different ways we can try stuff."
As of Wednesday, the video has more than one million views on Instagram and six million views on Tik Tok.
Lefebvre is a 2018 graduate of the University of Rhode Island and currently works at Liberty Mobility.
Bacon studied at the Community College of Rhode Island, and used to work at Langâs.
This has got to be the most impressive feat in bowling since Roy Munson's snagged a $500,000 trojan deal. The creativity, the timing, the execution. What more needs to be said? It's incredible. Yeah I gasped. Still can't believe they played it off so cool.. saying they've done it before multiple times. Phhff.. Sure, guy.
Normally, I would call bullshit... but I shit you not I actually know who Zach Bacon is. That's Rhode Island, ba-by! I briefly worked w/ him at Federal Express a couple years back. Really nice guy. One of the few normal people in the warehouse. Let me tell you there are some creatures handling your mail as we speak.
Long story, short...I believe they've done this before,but holy shit man that's gotta be something you keep to yourself. Right? I don't know what you really have to gain saying that you've done this before? Maybe to gain cred in the trick shot community? idk. I just feel like it makes the story way better. Can't lie, hearing they've done it before kinda takes a little shine off the diamond. Still cool.
I am a huge bowling guy, my late grandfather bowled a perfect game. I've bowled a perfect game in Wii bowling. But I also kind of suck. V inconsistent. I'll go 91, 163, 68, 84 in a night. So I've done my fair share of fucking around on the lanes while 64 pins behind my buddies. Let me tell you there is no thrill like a trick shot that involves timing the gate. Other than committing an actual crime, there is no quicker way to get every eyeball in the bowling alley glaring into your soul like you stole mail from a children's hospital. The bowling ball hitting it at any speed sounds like a fender bender. Okay, like a potty training 2 year old screaming to his mom...I'm done! Trying to do shorter blogs. S/o these two guys for getting their 15 seconds of fame. Gee, what a wordsmith that Alex is. âWe goof off like that, its something that we have done before and try different stuff just to see different reactions and different ways we can try stuff." He'd fit right in at DOL. I could use a second writer.