Sorry! I forgot to update the blog on the new catapult arm. (See my previous blog entry).
Sadly, it didn’t make a difference on the Feed the Fish game. But I’ll explain it anyway.
Nerf Rival balls are obviously made with a mold which has two hemispherical parts. It is clear to see the seam where the two parts come together. The balls also have dimples like a golf ball. YACA5 has slots so that the ball seams can be aligned with the flight path. I wondered if aligning then might make them fly more consistently.
As I said, it doesn’t.
However, I have realised that not all Nerf Rival balls are born equal. I test fired 40 balls 10 times each. Some balls were on target 10 times. One ball only flew correctly 4 times out of 10.
Perhaps the best hint I can give here is this: test your balls and pick the best!