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Discussion: humidity

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Aug. 30, 2012
jfsully
14 posts
humidity
Fabe:

Interesting statement about humidity..if balls are dry and temperature etc are equal the ball flys A LONGER DISTANCE in higher humidity..?I know this in contrary to popular opinion but is scientifically proven. As players using the same ball inning after inning, we assume the ball flys a lesser distance because of the humidity in the air...It is actually caused the softer, heavier or wetter ball caused by picking up water.

Negating ALL other variables, a ball flys a greater distance in higher humidity than lower.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/howfar3.html
Aug. 30, 2012
Fabe
Men's 50
202 posts
Well all I can say is I hit a few moon shots here, but when I travel to Vegas the ball really carries there! We had Helmer hit here a couple years ago n even his hits were not carryn like it does on the Mainland! Just sharing my personal experiences...sometimes science only explains part of the story! Aloha, Fabe
Aug. 30, 2012
Webbie25
Men's 60
1931 posts
Fabe-vegas is at 2100 feet-the ball will carry better just because of that. If altitude works like air in an air compressor, at 5000 feet the air is 12-15% thinner and as such the ball flies further.JFsully-I have been saying that for years because h2O molecules are lighter that O2 molecules. Not all of the reason, but one component. Great observation.
Aug. 30, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
976 posts
I remeber playing in Alanta and it seemed to fly pretty good there!
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