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"common" ball behaviors
« on: September 27, 2017, 11:23:35 PM »
Okay so this is a list of what i call "common" behaviors that ive noticed on my particular wheels.  Ive made up fancy names for them so you all get a chuckle hopefully.

"The Accident" - Or what people commonly refer to as a floater. The ball gets caught, or stays rotating with the wheel and never drops into a pocket. This results in a no spin.

"The loop" - If you have ever played video roulette or you might have seen this one. The ball gets "looped" from one pocket to the next. sometimes in succession from one to the next. Ive seen it happen up to 3 times in a row.

"the wind up" - the ball does not fall, or bounce directly after it drops, but does a few passes around the wheel before bouncing into a pocket.

"the norm" - a normal bounce out of a pocket ;-)

"the shooter" - the ball "darts" or gets shot into a pocket and stays there no matter how violent the shot was

"the push up" -  the ball gets bounced directly up into the vicinity of a number or directly above the pocket on the cone then falls straight down

"the almost" - everyone knows this one. the ball falls in the next pocket youve been trying to hit forever

"the waiter" - that stupid number came up after you left the table :-(

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Re: "common" ball behaviors
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 11:54:35 AM »
These mentioned ball " behavior " is pointless to register ( besides 3rd and 5th). If you introduce variables, they are better be useful to help you understand what is going on there.
    Book on math modeling would be a help , read at least 5 of them and try to keep variables as simple and physical as you can. It will open up new perspective for your studies....
   I register 4 different types of ball behavior. 3 of them can be grouped in one category for research purposes. Wich exactly are they is reserved to my students, but l can give you an example of what jafco does.  He looks long , medium or short bounce of ball... 
 BTW,  try to separate ball behaviors from your feelings about it, researcher should be objective and impartial. 
   Hope it helps... you think in right direction.
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