Physics question - Weight of dart effects?
I just looked up 5.5 Mosquitos, I'd never heard of them before. They must be interesting to throw.
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(06-02-2019, 09:27 PM)Borisbbadd Wrote: I just looked up 5.5 Mosquitos, I'd never heard of them before. They must be interesting to throw.

Fun, but frustrating.  I have my moments with them.  
One advantage is that they don't do any damage to the board; in fact they barely penetrate.  The noise they make is completely different from a typical dart; more of a "tink" than a "thud."  
Also I wasn't thrilled when I got them and realized that they have a non replaceable aluminum stem, but it makes sense since they're too narrow for a 2ba thread. And because they're so light Robinhoods are not an issue.

There's a review in the Voks section; that's where I learned about them.
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(06-02-2019, 01:35 AM)LKH9 Wrote: I throw between 23g to 16g straight barrels, no difference other than the strain put on my fingers when throwing the light darts. All fly the same, the only factor that affects them is the setup and type of flights.

It's all in the mind. I watched a video about Rob Cross and Whitlock throwing house-darts at a balloon fun fair, they hit the balloons dead centre all the time with the cheapo light darts. Still fly the same.
I can attest to that as well. I changed recently and now I use lighter barrels. Its all in technique and mind. My darts are lighter but they land higher unlike my heavier sets. There's just too many variables that cause different landings.

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I think if you release the dart at the same velocity and angle, the heavier dart will land higher. Linear momentum is the product of mass and velocity so the heavier dart will have more momentum.
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(06-03-2019, 05:54 PM)kungfuron Wrote: I think if you release the dart at the same velocity and angle, the heavier dart will land higher.  Linear momentum is the product of mass and velocity so the heavier dart will have more momentum.

But you would need to apply more force to throw the heavier dart at the same velocity, yes ?

So throwing lighter darts requires less force/effort.
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(06-04-2019, 01:08 AM)laconic Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 05:54 PM)kungfuron Wrote: I think if you release the dart at the same velocity and angle, the heavier dart will land higher.  Linear momentum is the product of mass and velocity so the heavier dart will have more momentum.

But you would need to apply more force to throw the heavier dart at the same velocity, yes ?

So throwing lighter darts requires less force/effort.

Yes, to accelerate a lighter dart to the same velocity of a heavier dart would require less force but to have them hit the same spot, the velocity of the lighter dart needs to greater.  Once the dart is released, the momentum of the dart will determine where it lands on the board.
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(06-04-2019, 01:08 AM)laconic Wrote:
(06-03-2019, 05:54 PM)kungfuron Wrote: I think if you release the dart at the same velocity and angle, the heavier dart will land higher.  Linear momentum is the product of mass and velocity so the heavier dart will have more momentum.

But you would need to apply more force to throw the heavier dart at the same velocity, yes ?

So throwing lighter darts requires less force/effort.

I let other players try my 22g total weight, softip players used to throw 18g, most of them have trouble throwing my heavy darts. Heavy darts require more strength and force! Some even try to convince me to throw light weights, LOL.
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I went from 18s to 20s and then back to 18s. I swear even the 2g difference would make my arm sore and I felt like I had to throw harder. My scores are a lot better since moving back to the 18s.
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