Originally posted by lazy_chesnut+May 14 2005, 04:36 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (lazy_chesnut @ May 14 2005, 04:36 PM)</div>
@May 11 2005, 11:37 PM
in theory, 45 degrees and it should go furthest.
Not strictly true.
If you think of the angle that the foot is coming in at, 45 degrees elevation means a lot of the foot-speed is wasted.
Think of it like golf clubs. The club hits the ball moving pretty much horizontally, so a 45 degree loft on the club would mean you only get the speed of the club-head x cos 45. Which means only about 0.71 times the clubhead speed is transferred to the ball.
Sorry for over-analysing. It's my job! [/b]