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# Does wind affect the bounce of the ball?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

16y ago

Yes it does, and the amount it is affected depends on the strength of the wind.

With the wind helping, blowing behind you, the ball spins less, therefore goes farther and doesn't stop as quickly.

With the wind into you, the ball spins more, is more likely to balloon and go straight up into the air, it doesn't go as far, but stops quicker.

With the wind blowing right to left the ball spins right to left so is more likely to draw and head to the left.

With the wind blowing left to right, the ball spins left to right so is more likely to fade and head to the right.

The harder you hit the ball, the more it will spin, so that is why sometimes you hit a ball harder into the wind, it balloons and comes down very short, the key to playing in the wind is swing it smoother.

Wiki User

13y ago

Wiki User

16y ago

Yes. My balls swing to the left when the wind is off the sea, but to the right when the wind changes. I believe the temperature changes may be somewhat to blame.

Wiki User

15y ago

Yes the wind will play a part in the distance a football will travel. The stronger the breeze the further it will travel.

Wiki User

13y ago

Yes.

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