It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that ping.
I honestly have no idea what this diagram is supposed to mean. What does a cue width have to do with the surface area of a touching sphere?Here is a diagram.
A good place to start the measurements are to find the smallest possible cue width.
As for the deformation in the cloth, I'd rather use a sand measurement system like those used in track and field events.
A more general question of what I stated earlier is what is the smallest possible cue width that provides as much control as with the standard cue?
Saving money on material is a common concern in engineering.
I layer the sand based on different depth, then perform the rolling motion. I have a good idea of what will happen.
What I don't know is the precision measurement of the cloth fibers?
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