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xtrader
05 Feb 17 23:10
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Heard a Co commentator coming out with well used  this old chestnut the other night.
To me its the biggest load of nonsense I have ever  heard but don't mind being proved wrong.
If the grass and ball are wet then surely there will be more resistance and the ball will travel slower.
What I think these people are misinterpreting is that the player kicks the ball harder on a wet pitch and it slows down quicker so it look like the ball is pinging about quicker as they say.
Any thought welcome.

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By:
Zazu
When: 05 Feb 17 23:31
Insanely zippy on wet astrotruf pitches compared to dry. Less friction
By:
xtrader
When: 05 Feb 17 23:37
Cheers, take your word that but still makes no sense to me.
By:
crags
When: 06 Feb 17 00:23
Skimming stones go at quite a pace.
By:
Capt__F
When: 06 Feb 17 00:32
depends who they aimed at
By:
xtrader
When: 06 Feb 17 00:41
Water creates drag but it would also create a skidding effect. The ball needs to be kicked harder to overcome drag giving the impression that the ball moves faster on a wet pitch.
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lfc1971
When: 06 Feb 17 07:34
The ball moves slower on a wet pitch
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lfc1971
When: 06 Feb 17 07:35
A football match in the rain is often better for this reason
By:
lfc1971
When: 06 Feb 17 07:38
And a match on grass rather than an artificial surface is often better for the same reason , whether it rains or not .
By:
lfc1971
When: 06 Feb 17 07:49
watering the pitch does not have the same effect as rain.
By:
Barton Bank
When: 06 Feb 17 10:48
Late rain on a dry pitch makes it slippery and skiddy whereas plenty of rain over a few days creates a slow and boggy surface. In most cases, anyway. May vary according to drainage quality of individual pitches. Speaking of grass only.
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