Thread: Snap vs. Hit
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:39 AM
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^ good post.
Originally Posted by morefadeplz View Post
Snap 1: Snap is the amount oftorque applied to the disc. Snap can refer directly to the numerically ascertainable (through observational science) number of rotations. It is the rotational force applied to the disc at the time of the "hit."
Thank you! I was thinking exactly the same thing! Just prior to release, the disc actually rotates about an axis that is not the center of the disc; it's actually the point where you're holding it as the disc pivots fwd. Upon release, there's nothing remaining to "pivot" around, so it begins to rotate about its Center of Mass = spin.

While your use of the term torque seems accurate, I didn't want anyone confusing it with Off Axis Torque (completely different), so I avoided the word "torque" altogether.

And the fact that you have all that "snap" just illustrates now nebulous these terms are.

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