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    Leifis

    Jan 9 Mankato MN 9457B
    Edited last week by Leifis

    Both of these options have positives and negatives, however I'm looking for other opinions on which to go with.
    As far as I'm aware, a lighter flywheel will have a faster speed up time, while a heavy one will have more inertia(correct me if I'm wrong). This means that for a lighter flywheel compression would be much more important(again correct me if I'm wrong), but would be able to "double shot" much easier. While a heavier flywheel, compression is still important, but can power through it due to the inertia, but lose a lot of the speed after shooting edit: but will not slow down as much due to the inertia, however will have a slower speed up time.

    Just looking to start a conversation on which you believe is better and why.

  2. squirrelman777

    Jan 9 Fairmont, WV 20610N

    You are slightly off on your logic, a heavier flywheel will not slow down as much because it's inertia will keep it moving, where a lighter flywheel will slow down more, but be able to spin up faster.

  3. NyQuil

    Jan 9 Ashburn, VA 80508X

    We have two 4" traction wheels and it seems to be a decent median, if we shoot two balls in a row with no slowdown they both reach the top flag. It also slows down to 0 in about 2s with a ratchet

  4. Leifis

    Jan 9 Mankato MN 9457B
    Edited last week by Leifis

    @NyQuil We have two 4" traction wheels and it seems to be a decent median, if we shoot two balls in a row with no slowdown they both reach the top flag. It also slows down to 0 in about 2s with a ratchet

    Right, it seems the middle is a good option by still allowing it to speed up fast and still having some weight to it.

  5. Jayden Siegle

    Jan 9 Mankato, Minnesota 9457B

    If your flywheel is heavier then it will slow down less because of inertia , and if your only spinning your flywheel once in a match that´s only about 3 seconds used with about a .5 sec recovery time after shots, as where if your flywheel is lighter it will it only take about 2 seconds to first spin up, however the recovery time would be about 1.5 sec because the flywheel will lose much more inertia . Now this equals out but hey why do pitching machines have a heavily weighted rubber wheel?

  6. Got a Screw Loose

    Jan 9 Ohio 44833B

    Will you be running the flywheel the whole match? If not, you’ll be better off with the quick spinup of the lighter flywheel. The heavier flywheel will be good for running all match, especially if you strategize to wait until after the first 10 or so seconds to start shooting.

  7. DylanMckenzie33

    Jan 9 La Vern, California, United st... 6526E

    I use a middleweight flywheel so I can double shot consistently.

 

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