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Questions tagged [spin]

Questions about the application of spin, or a form of angular momentum, in sports.

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difference between carrom ball and doosra

what is the difference between doosra and carrom ball bowled by a spin bowler in cricket.And which way the ball turns in carrom ball and doosra?
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why aren't we finding more off spinners who can bowl a doosra as well

Nowadays we see wrist spinners bowling leg spin and googly and they are very successful. But we do not see a finger spinner bowling off spin and doosra at the same time.why is the game of cricket not ...
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How to bowl a “Doosra” in the game of cricket?

I have seen finger spinners in the game of cricket spinning the ball both ways without changing their action. How is it done?
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Tossing the ball

What does it mean by tossing the ball up, when spinning the ball? I've seen it plenty of times in Cricinfo commentary, plus in the air as well. Still couldn't find out, what does it represent? If ...
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Why do curlers always spin the stone

Why do curlers always spin the stone? Even in case the house is empty and the only goal is to deliver the stone somewhere inside, or when the goal is delivering the stone just to the button and no ...
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Understanding the concept of spin

For each spin in table tennis, there seems to be a spin to counter the opponents spin. At the moment I have been countering the opponents spin with the same spin. Backspin for backspin, top spin for ...
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What's a “slider” and an “off the seam” bowling?

I've heard these terms being used during commentary, but then quite unclear of what those actually represent. What I assumed on slider is that, the bowler bowls with some side-spin on top of off-...
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Is it a let in ping pong if the serve lands on the opponents side, but hits the net on it's way back towards the server?

Imagine this, you serve in ping pong with a lot of backspin. So much backspin, that the ball (when served) bounces once on your side then once on your opponents side, but hits the net on it's way back ...
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On a proper skateboard, what is the proper level of freedom for the wheels to spin?

I've just started my skateboarding story, and bought my first board online. It was not the cheapest one, but nothing fancy, because I don't feel like I need anything pricey to start. It was a nice ...
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Net forehand with topspin to high balls: how to practise them?

I want to improve my forehand near the net. I hit ball to a wall with a specific target but the rebound is so fast that it is not really equivalent to high ball shots. How do you train forehand near ...
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How do you hit a shot without spin in tennis and is there anything equivalent to a knuckleball?

A Knuckleball in baseball is a ball without spin where the interaction with seams and the air fluids result into very sporadic flight paths that can change during the flight. I have observed ...
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How to do whirlpool shot in football (soccer)?

Drama I was the only guy in the defence line in a free kick when opponent placed his ball. The opponent had massive leg muscles and he was far taller than me. He scored a goal I have never seen in ...
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Spin in Ice Hockey Shots?

Spin is highly important in professional ball games such as tennis, football (soccer) and basketball. In order to shoot with spin in tennis, you need to have enough flexible hands/arms and learn the ...
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Device to analyse serving with topspin in tennis from the side?

My friend Timo mentioned that GoPro Hero 3 can connect to your phone with some lag. This opens me an opportunity to get immediate feedback about my tennis serving with topspin. I want to train serving ...
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How to spin in Bowling?

Where would one start when trying to learn to spin a bowling ball? I've seen people bring the bowling bowl up into their elbow (inner part), then somehow manage to put a spin on it completely with ...
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Golf: spin direction resulting from striking out of the toe

If a golf club strikes the ball out of the centre of the club face with the club path on the target line through impact, and the face square to target, the ball will move towards the target with no ...
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Spin Clarification

In comparing the bowling technique of Nathan Lyon and Graeme Swan, are both described as "wrist" spinners OR is Swan a "finger" spinner and Lyon a wrist spinner? It seems to me that Lyon's delivery ...
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What is the difference between googly and doosra spin?

I can see some of the spin bowlers bowl googly and some bowl doosra in international cricket matches. What is the basic difference between googly and doosra spin? How they differ from each other?
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Effective way to learn spin in table tennis

I am 25 and I started playing table tennis 6 months ago. Since then I've played almost every weekday for at least 20 minutes. Currently I can play the standard shots. But I am not winning matches ...
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Countering heavy top or bottom spin in table tennis?

What options are there when your opponent serves you very heavy top spin? Often, just a slight push forces the ball to hit the ceiling. On the flip side, is it possible to use the same strategies ...