Footbag Reference: Parabolic motion

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Parabolic motion

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Parabolic motion is a term that describes the motion of the footbag through the air. Often the bag is described only as moving up and down, which is just for the sake of simplicity.

Not only does the bag move towards, away, to the left, and to right(perspectively) of the player, the player will often set the bag into a parabolic motion that allows him/her to hit the trick more easily.

Parabolic motion can be easily noticed in consecutive far butterflies, which are also called infinities, because the motion of the bag is in that of an infinity symbol.

However it is important to note that the vast majority of top players try their hardest to set the bag exactly straight up and down, with no sideways motion at all. 5 time world champion Vasek Klouda is a fantastic example of not setting the bag sideways. Some players view non straight sets as sloppy or unclean.

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