The science of the perfect free kick: Researchers reveal the physics of football’s set piece – and say Gareth Bale has the perfect technique
- A ball in flight experiences what is called called the Magnus force
- Backspins have been deemed useless for for free kick
- Sidespin used if shot is under-hit and topspin used to bring ball down fast
- Wales player Gareth Bale help us as ‘perfect’ player
By KEN BRAY WITH THE CONVERSATIONPUBLISHED: 18:01 EST, 29 June 2016 | UPDATED: 18:38 EST, 29 June 2016
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For nearly 40 years the ball’s panel pattern followed the classic hexagon-pentagon format with 32 panels, but in 2006 the design changed radically.
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So “Football” (aka Soccer) is not the same, but it has change silently for some reason.
Just like Baseball and Football changed to make the game more “exciting”.
I guess that nothing cane just be “historically accurate”!
So sad. Put an ASTERISK on every “record book”.
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