centre of percussion

centre of percussion

imaginary point on a pivoted object or body where translational forces are equal and opposite to rotational ones. Also known as the sweet spot. For example, if a shot with a cricket bat is hit from the centre of percussion then it 'feels good' because the translational forces and rotational forces are balanced.
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We found in several of the large species the centre of percussion was almost at the same position of the largest spike in the tail," he said.
For me, one of the most pleasurable moments is that instant when you feel the ball hitting the exact centre of percussion of the bat, when the timing is perfect.
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