"People haven't been able to explain it," Linthorne says. He and Everett have now made a detailed study of the football throw-in, videoing a player making a series of throws at different release angles. They fitted the resulting release speeds, throwing distances and flight times to mathematical equations.(Thanks Raul Jo)
This enabled the researchers to find the best release angle for producing a long throw. The answer, it seems, is that it doesn't matter too much, provided that the angle is between about 20 and 35°.
Friday, January 27, 2006
Good news for those of you who play football especially those who are full-backs and throw-in takers. Researchers have found out how best to get speed and distance with a throw-in. From Nature:
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