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Message started by Slyngorm on May 7th, 2021 at 11:24am

Title: Throwing flying cylinders
Post by Slyngorm on May 7th, 2021 at 11:24am
Using overshoulder style, throwing straight sticks or cork stoppers you can some times experience the projectile not going the path of a parabola but rather rising as it hurtles forward.

This is due to the Magnus Effect (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_effect) which teaches that rotating cylinders in wind generates force.
I have observed it quite often and it is easy to make happen.
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Title: Re: Throwing flying cylinders
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 7th, 2021 at 2:42pm
yep - also why tennis balls and golf balls move around in air.
The more spin the more movement.

The really hard part is throwing something without spin :-)

Title: Re: Throwing flying cylinders
Post by NooneOfConsequence on May 7th, 2021 at 10:22pm
You can have a lot of fun with Magnus if you do it on purpose! 
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Title: Re: Throwing flying cylinders
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 7th, 2021 at 11:14pm
LOL!† What did that thing weigh!?† 5 grams?

It looked like it just floated away.† ;D

Title: Re: Throwing flying cylinders
Post by NooneOfConsequence on May 8th, 2021 at 7:52am
It was an Easter egg, and 5g is a good guess!† I donít remember the exact weight but it wasnít more than 7g ;D

I used a sling loaded with an extra 30g of weight in the pouch so I could feel a little weight behind the throw. Easter eggs are good ammunition for when youíre trying to learn to control wrist orientation and spin direction.

Title: Re: Throwing flying cylinders
Post by Morphy on May 8th, 2021 at 9:19am
I used to use concrete spheres and it was always fun watching them fly out then arc upwards and fall down. Controlling spin with the sling leads to a lot of potential trick shots as well.

Title: Re: Throwing flying cylinders
Post by offbeatbass on May 9th, 2021 at 12:20pm
This could be a way get good distances from your throws to. Probably wonít beat lead glands though

Title: Re: Throwing flying cylinders
Post by Slyngorm on May 10th, 2021 at 8:43am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on May 7th, 2021 at 10:22pm:
You can have a lot of fun with Magnus if you do it on purpose!†

Wow! Cool.

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