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Throwing flying cylinders
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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Re: Throwing flying cylinders
Reply #1 - 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 Smiley
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Reply #2 - 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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Reply #3 - May 7th, 2021 at 11:14pm
 
LOL!  What did that thing weigh!?  5 grams?

It looked like it just floated away.  Grin
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Reply #4 - May 8th, 2021 at 7:52am
 
It was an Easter egg, and 5g is a good guess!  I don’t remember the exact weight but it wasn’t more than 7g Grin

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 you’re trying to learn to control wrist orientation and spin direction.
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Re: Throwing flying cylinders
Reply #5 - 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.
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Reply #6 - May 9th, 2021 at 12:20pm
 
This could be a way get good distances from your throws to. Probably won’t beat lead glands though
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Reply #7 - 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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