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Jul 27 2015

How Ridiculous: Amazing Basketball Experiment! The Magnus Effect


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While at the Gordon Dam doing our World Record Basketball Shot we decided to see how back spin affected a basketball when dropped from 140m up. The results were way crazier than we expected!

The Magnus effect is the commonly observed effect in which a spinning ball (or cylinder) curves away from its principal flight path.

 

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