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    catcher OBS?

    the entire plate is in fair territory so i'm not sure this is correct... blocking the entire plate can easily be done in fair territory... :cool:
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    Bullet spin rise?

    don't forget to make a bullseye ball so you can see what's happening... then hold the ball so the leading smooth spot leads the way... however that might be... 😎
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    Bullet spin rise?

    i don't want to confuse this issue so keep in mind... this post is about another way we get movement in slow pitch without using a single smooth spot... i have some pics to help show what i'm saying... this is the orientation i use to get a screwball with left to right movement... the 1st pic...
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    Bullet spin rise?

    here's a few pictures to show what i mean... in these pictures, the direction the ball is moving is straight at you... the 1st picture shows normal bullet spin with the spin axis directly through the center of the large smooth spot inside the seam... there is no movement because everything is...
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    Bullet spin rise?

    no... i have no rise ball in slow pitch... but i do have a big curve that adheres to the explanation i gave... the yaw is to the right so the ball moves to the left... anything beyond that i have very little experience with... however, i do start my warm ups with a windmill motion and i know i...
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    Bullet spin rise?

    keep in mind that i'm not positive about any of this in fast pitch but i'm certain that it works for me in slow pitch... it really would be nice if some of you would make bullseye balls so you can see what's happening better... especially in slow motion... trying to see what rachel garcias balls...
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    Bullet spin rise?

    what physics are you referring to? are you talking about bullet spin with a yawed axis? i'm going by the video i posted in reply #6... according to that, the ball moves away from the direction of the yaw... so having the axis below the line of flight would induce the magnus force to push the...
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    Bullet spin rise?

    i suggest making a bullseye ball and using it to see what the seams are actually doing... you can see immediately what's happening and once you figure it all out it will help to refine the pitches... the yawed bullet spin will produce the magnus force away from the yaw... :cool:
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    Bullet spin rise?

    now that i reread what corlay said, i see he is merely pointing out the difference between the large smooth spot and the narrow part between the seems... not exactly what i was talking about ... however, what i said may still apply... you may not want a perfect bullseye in fastpitch... but...
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    Bullet spin rise?

    for anyone trying to figure this out, i suggest making a bullseye ball like this one... it outlines the seam for the catcher to see and the backside bullseye is offset 1 inch from the opposing seam that the pitcher can see... if i'm understanding what corlay is saying, this ball will show it...
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    Bullet spin rise?

    i'm a slow pitch pitcher and i use a yawed bullet spin to achieve a slow pitch curve... check this video out and see what you think... this is another way to induce the magnus force... i've posted this in here before but most of you thought i was crazy... i'll leave you to decide for yourself if...
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    Ucla vs az...Smith can't see

    unfortunately i wasn't able to watch the game... was it yawed bullet spin?:cool:
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    Finger pressure and seams

    thank's doug... looking at this it seems i was wrong... this doesn't look like bullet spin after all... unfortunately i read the post about how you can slow u-tube videos down after i posted this and then i didn't think to go back and use it... plus the frame by frame using the period when it's...
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    Finger pressure and seams

    i was looking through some videos and came across this one... it seems to have a very high frame rate and zoomed in enough so you can stop and start it in mid pitch to see what's happening... i see a lot of smooth spots with this guy... and movement in both directions and some that look like...
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    Bullet spin???

    you may want to check the finger pressure thread out... bullet spin isn't all that bad i think... :cool: https://www.discussfastpitch.com/softball-pitching/34386-finger-pressure-seams.html

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