Bounce of an oval shaped football

  title={Bounce of an oval shaped football},
  author={Rod Cross},
  journal={Sports Technology},
  pages={168 - 180}
  • R. Cross
  • Published 1 August 2010
  • Physics, Education
  • Sports Technology
Oval shape footballs used in American and Canadian football are similar in size, shape and weight to those used in Rugby League, Rugby Union and Australian Rules, all being about 28 cm long, 60 cm in circumference and weighing about 410 g. A generic football fitting that description was filmed with a video camera at 100 fps (frames per second) to determine its bounce properties. Compared with a spherical ball, the bounce of an oval shaped football is less predictable since the normal reaction… 

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