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Old 10-09-2009, 08:51 AM #1
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Size of "splat" question

We have been told the material is denser, making up for its lack of volume in a 50. Lets assume its dense and thus heavy enough to have the same flight characteristics as a 68 ball. This is a major assumption and another whole question, but lets just assume it is. Furniture grade acrylic is almost that dense form what other people have said...

Regardless, how does less of a more dense material, travelling with the same energy (though our charts show it will have less this is another issue), create a larger "splat' on impact?
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:32 AM #2
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That is actually determined by the viscocity of the fill which also impacts the mass. Less viscous fill will cling more, think putty or old Pro Ball and create a smaller but thicker mark in the area a more viscous fill will spread more and splatter. It's a fine balance to get it thick enough to cover well but spray to create a larger mark, it's even more difficult for the smaller ball becuase they have considerably less volume to make up for more viscous fill and keep weight up.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:42 AM #3
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Assuming everything else other than the volume is equal, expect it to be about 35% smaller in diameter.
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"there are variables outside of physics that will affect the flight of the ball"
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:32 AM #4
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I haven't picked a side on this issue yet but it is impossible for the size of splat to be the same if the volume is less. Its simple math.
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