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  1. backspinnoun

    spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion


  1. backspinnoun

    Spin applied to a ball in order to slow it, change its flight, or stop it when it lands.

  2. backspinverb

    To spin (a ball) with this motion.


  1. Backspin

    In racquet sports, backspin, is a shot such that the ball rotates backwards after it is hit. The trajectory of the shot involves an upward force that lifts the ball. While a normal hit bounces forward, when backspin shots bounce, they tend to bounce off the sides or even bounce up. This may make a receiver who has prepared for a different shot miss the ball when swinging. A backspin shot is useful for defensive shots because a backspin shot takes longer to travel to the opponent, giving the defender more time to get back into position. Also, backspin shots tend to bounce lower once they reach the opposite court, making them more difficult to attack. This is especially important in table tennis because one must wait for the ball to bounce before hitting it, whereas in tennis the opponent may volley the ball. Backspin is also used in golf. A well-struck golf shot will result in a large amount of backspin that will carry the ball higher into the air and farther. Backspin also helps with distance control, as if there is enough backspin, the ball will "check" if it lands on the putting surface, and sometimes even creep backwards upon landing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backspin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backspin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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