by **JHern** » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:00 pm

Spin "w" and torque "T" are correlated, as in T=I*w where I is the moment of inertia. Note the resemblance to F=m*a, in fact T=I*w is the same as F=m*a in rotational mechanics.

The relevant question is whether a player modulates their spin ratio (or the inverse, called the "advance ratio") for various throws, which is the rate of spin relative to the linear velocity of the disc moving through the air.

We've discussed this at length previously here on DGR, although I don't have time to search for the thread. There was broad disagreement on this issue. And even when I ask top pros about this, they didn't seem to have a solid grasp about whether or not they were doing this consciously. But in fact, there are examples where they modulate spin/speed, but they use terms like "touch" instead.

Throwers that can't generate a lot of spin are better off using over-stable discs as a crutch. Throwers that can generate more spin can throw understable plastic very far on stable lines. The best example of a high spin-rate player I can think of is Eric McCabe. And of course, Kenny Climo can do it all.

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