Force Necessary For Flags


#1

Hey all,
Has anyone done any work into seeing how much force is needed when shooting a ball to fully toggle a flag, no matter position on the field?


#2

Depends. some flags slide around super easy, while others are nearly impossible to turn with a normal launcher. but generally speaking, if you can hit a flag straight on with a ball, it will most likely be enough to turn it. its quite difficult to hit one and have it not turn, unless it is one of those nasty stiff flags


#3

Yes, it varies from competition to competition. And furthermore from field to field. If you have enough people, I would recommend having someone watch which flags are stiff so that you don’t waste time and balls trying to toggle them to no avail.