One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A backward spin given to a moving ball, causing it to stop more quickly or rebound at a steeper angle on hitting a surface.
- ‘All that backspin made the ball upshoot dramatically when hitting into the wind.’
- ‘A flatter swing decreases the angle of attack and the amount of backspin I put on the ball, both of which help me keep it down.’
- ‘He looked over at the position of the eight and adjusted his cueing action, putting backspin on the cue ball.’
- ‘The result is a lower trajectory and enough backspin for the ball to stop on a dime.’
- ‘The subject was a hitting mechanic called ‘palm up,’ which is a technique many good hitters use to get backspin on the ball and increase the distance of their drives.’
- ‘Once you have all that down, you can still learn how to react to the wind, and whether to use topspin, backspin, or sidespin.’
- ‘Since it is not possible to put enough backspin on the cue ball to overcome table friction for the length of the table, advanced players reduce table friction by causing the cue ball to elevate slightly.’
- ‘The fact is, every ball is launched with backspin, even putts.’
- ‘Because my club cuts deeper into the sand, it imparts less backspin on the ball.’
- ‘The idea is to kick an inch behind the tip of the ball, which produces backspin.’
- ‘If you want to put backspin on the ball, you can do so with the click of a mouse.’
- ‘A two-seam or four-seam fast ball has a lot of backspin; it doesn't pound the hand that's catching it.’
- ‘The shaft runs down to the club's sole and is designed to produce an optimum launch angle with minimum backspin to guard against shots that fly too high.’
- ‘Fans would stare in amazement when he would roll a ball with such backspin that it would slowly reverse itself and roll back up the lane.’
- ‘This technique allows the fingers to make fine trajectory adjustments at release and provides a soft natural backspin.’
- ‘They went straight at the hole, catching the ball cleanly and counting on backspin to stop the ball very close to where it landed.’
- ‘Top-spin, deflects air upward forcing the ball downward; while backspin will cause the ball to rise above its normal gravity determined parabolic arc.’
- ‘Furthermore, every ball has backspin after impact.’
- ‘You don't need backspin to make a ball stop on the green.’
- ‘Too much backspin makes the ball balloon, and sidespin sends it into that lake over there.’
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