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A basket ball bounces highest at 9 psi because area of skin in contact with the ground is less but at 12 psi most of the ball's original energy is wasted in bending skin.

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Q: How much air do you have to pump into a basketball for it to bounce the highest?
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Can you over pump a basketball?

Yes you can over pump a basketball i have lost quite a few that way. When they are over pumped they grow a big bump and they don't bounce as well.

Why is the air pressure of a basketball important?

So the ball will not lie dead on the floor when you bounce when you pump air in it it will be lighter and bounce higher if you slam it hard enough

Does the amount of air in a basketball determine how high it bounces?

Yes, wth the height of the bounce increasing with the amount of air in it. At flat basketball will hardly bounce at all. To make it bounce you need to pump it up with air until it is full (when you can't press your fingers into it and it is very hard).

How do you pump up a basketball?

With a basketball pump. You just put the needle in the hole and push down on the pump. See. easy!!

What do you fill a basketball with?

Regular air is perfectly acceptable. To fill it, get a bike pump with a small needle that will fit the small black hole on your basketball and pump air through the tube on the system, through the needle and into the basketball until it is inflated as much as you like. You can buy a bike pump/air pump at almost anywhere including walmart or walgreens.

How much air is needed for a soccer ball?

Pump it up until it is firm, but not too firm. Bounce it on hard to firm ground, it should bounce from dropping it from your waist height up to your waist height. DO NOT pump it up by compressor, ALWAYS use a HAND PUMP. Ball have been known to EXPLODE. Happy Footballing

Does a microwave pump up a basketball?

no it does not

What do you use to put air in a basketball?

A pump

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i think that pump bounces higher than helium beacause i tried it and pump does bounce higher

How do you attach a basketball inflation needle to a pump?

Screw it in using the threads on the needle and pump.

How do you check the psi of a basketball?

The gauge on your pump, if you have one.

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How much air has to be pumped into a basketball?

Pump it until when you push your index and middle finger into it, it doesn't collapse in atall or very little.

Is shooting three baskets considered a game of basketball?

If Ur Playing Up To Three Points But there are many other games like break the ice, 21, Basketball pump, AND MUCH MORE

How do you pump a basketball?

using a pump and theres like a tube you can use to connect it to the hole of the BB ball..

Where is highest pressure in hydraulic pump?

At the pressure regulator.

How much fuel pump pressure for 1985 Toyota?

the fuel pump in common rail diesel generates the highest pressure eg 1600Bar. whereas normal fuel pump generates not more than 10-15 psipressure

How do you pump a basketball with a bike but without a needle?

You can't. You need a needle to be able to pump any sports balls.

Pump up songs before basketball games?

type it in on youtube

If before a basketball game the ref uses an air pump to inflate the basketball is it a chemical or physical change?

chemical change

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How long do you have to pump a basketball?

its not how long you have to pump it, its how the ball bounces. its a good ball if you drop it from your head and it bounces at least to your hip

What type of shoe is the Reebok Pump?

The Reebok Pump is a athletic shoe. The type of athletic shoe is the basketball type. As it is designed to work well for the game of basketball and it is supposed to help the wearer play better.

Where does the expression under the pump come from?

I believe it originated from the American basketball commentators

What is a good pump up or break out song for basketball?

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