overspin


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overspin

[′ō·vər‚spin]
(mechanics)
In a spin-stabilized projectile, the overstability that results when the rate of spin is too great for the particular design of projectile, so that its nose does not turn downward as it passes the summit of the trajectory and follows the descending branch. Also known as overstabilization.
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The 60% top-weighted face makes for a higher center of gravity, thus promoting overspin.
The overspin gave his shot the so-called "shooter's bounce" - a shot that hits the front of the rim and drops into the basket, thanks to the proper rotation on the ball.
The ball whistled off the grooves and bit on the green with backspin, or else bounded down the fairway with overspin.
There was little pace in the early stages of the race as Overspin took the nine runners along at a dawdle, but the 6-4 shot was always handily placed to take advantage and, jumping past the leader two out, Paul Moloney had only to keep his mount up to his work for a three-and-a-quarterlength victory from the 11-10 shot Emerald Wilderness.
His variety of spin - off, leg, overspin, sliders - are only accentuated by his ability to bowl off and leg-cutters.
Mr Martin said it was "dishonourable to overspin what is being spun".