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Squirt. End Mass and Cue Flexibility.
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Squirt. End Mass and Cue Flexibility. - 01-23-2016, 12:33 AM

For all these years, It has been held here that only end mass determines squirt and when I proffered that I thought that the flexing or bending of the shaft is also an important component, I and others were dismissed. One need not be a scientist to have good intuition and conscious reasoning, but here one is dissed unless he has a pedigree above that of a pool player.

I just found this old paper from 2006 that I had not been pointed to before here on AZ Billiards Forum since I joined 2003. I wonder but will not ask why?


Cue and ball deflection (or “squirt”) in billiards
Rod cross
Physics Department of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia

VII Conclusion

....The experimental data shows that elasticity of the cue tip plays a dominant role in the collision process and suggests that cues with thin shafts might generate lower squirt angles as a result of their greater flexibility rather than their lower mass...

Acknowledgements
This article was inspired by previous theoretical efforts by Ray Higley and by Professors David Alciatore and Ron Shepard, concerning the origin of squirt in billiards,

http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~cros....%20squirt.pdf

This scientist could also be wrong even with an overhead camera and accelerometers etc,.

Be well


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