A rotary motion that spins a ball horizontally.
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(General Sporting Terms) horizontal spin put on a ball
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a spinning motion imparted to a ball that causes it to rotate in course about its vertical axis.
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It has the revolutionary Twist Face curvature design with a corrective face angle to reduce sidespin. It also features the new Y-Track that offers two seamlessly movable weights, allowing golfers to adjust their loft and weight settings for optimal trajectory and maximum forgiveness.
Observation of the video shows that Bryant's bat is tilted down at approximately 45 degrees at the moment of the impact so we assume that the ball leaves the bat with similar amount of backspin and sidespin. Thus the problem is formulated in the following way: given the known initial conditions [V.sub.0], [theta] and [[beta].sub.i] the goal of the simulation is to adjust the values of the initial spin rates [[omega].sub.b] and ws in order to replicate as accurately as possible the ball's trajectory measured by Statcast.
After Matsuzaki, (2004) page 23 "Many types of spin can be put on a forehand -flat, topspin, underspin, or sidespin".
This technology helps optimise the CG and is designed to provide more consistent sidespin for accurate drives.
Additionally, the Speed Frame Face on the RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver features a tighter bulge radius than the RAZR Fit Driver for a more preferred look at address, along with more consistent sidespin and dispersion.
Cause: More weight in the center corrects sidespin.
SURPRISE "A lot of these holes are crosswind too which makes it even harder because the slightest bit of sidespin on the ball just takes it away and there is a lot of rubbish off the fairway - long grass, shrubs and bushes.
Moreover, she was also able to confuse Seok with her sidespin and topspin.
Woods only hit four fairways out of 14 and is finding his new swing, built to take pressure off the knee, does not put as much sidespin on the ball as the one which won his 14 Majors in his prime.
The dimples along the ball's x-axis are smaller and deeper, to reduce sidespin. These help the ball correct any natural slice or hook-making you a better golfer.
High rev rates, in the form of sidespin, generate sideways friction forces on the ball.
If they are aiming to the left then this may cause the club to move from out to in and increase the sidespin on the ball.