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# Does the amount of air in a volleyball affect the distance of how far the ball will go?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Lburrier657

Lvl 1
10y ago

Generally, the more air a volleyball has, the further it will go; and the less air it has, the less it will travel. Somewhere between 5 and 7 pounds is ideal for a volleyball. A friend of mine did a science experiment on this topic and found out that the volleyball travelled furthest with about 6.5 pounds of pressure (92.3 psi).

Wiki User

12y ago

Wiki User

10y ago

Yes, if the amount of Air Pressure in the ball is too low, then the ball will absorb a greater amount of the striking force. The collision between the Ball and the hand will be LESS elastic, energy will be lost in the ball's unrecovered deformation. The more pressure that the ball has, the MORE elastic the collision will be and more energy will be returned from the deformation of the ball.

There is no perfect collision. Some energy is always lost to frictional forces in the materials involved. In this case, the Ball, and the hand.

Wiki User

15y ago

YEs the air pressure afects the ball because the more air makes the serve a lot better

Wiki User

14y ago

since pressure is directly proportional to force, we can apply more force to the ball. The force transmits evenly throught the ball making it to achieve greater distance.

Wiki User

10y ago

Yes it does

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