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Q & A: Effects of basketball air pressure

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Most recent answer: 10/30/2011
Q:
Does the air pressure of a basketball affect the way you shoot?
- sara (age 18)
virginia
A:
As far as shooting goes, the air pressure in a basketball has little effect on its trajectory.  On the other hand it may affect how the ball bounces.  A really low pressured ball will probably not bounce as high as one fully pressured.

LeeH

(published on 10/30/2011)

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