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What You'll Get
Choose from Two Options
- $125 for 60-minute bubble soccer for up to 8 with facility rental ($200 value)
- $175 for birthday-party package for up to 10 kids ($249 value)
- Optional $50 upgrade for an additional 30 minutes of playing time available
Birthday-party package includes:
- One hour of activities
- 30 minutes in party room
- Activity coordinator/party host for 1.5 hours
- Party supplies (plates, utensils, napkins)
- Three pitchers of beverage (choice of water or pepsi products)
- One large pizza
Bending the Ball: A New Spin on Soccer Shots
Whenever a soccer ball curves, seemingly changing its orbit in midair, NASA scientists may rush to classify it as a planet. But in fact, the movement is due to yet another physics concept pioneered by Isaac Newton: the Magnus effect, a phenomenon first described in regard to tennis. Newton noted that topspin made the ball dip, whereas backspin made for a straighter trajectory. In other words, the way a ball spins affects its path in the air.
Usually, a ball curves in the same direction in which it’s spinning; air moves with the ball on the side that spins forward, pushing it in the other direction. A ball spinning counter-clockwise, for example, tends to bend to the left. But a ball’s movement may not always be so easy to predict. Its trajectory is also affected by the smoothness of the ball’s surface. In fact, a perfectly smooth (or laminar) ball would likely curve in the opposite direction of a rough-surfaced (or turbulent) ball when kicked in exactly the same manner.
Of course, nobody plays soccer with a perfectly smooth ball, despite the substantial benefit it would have on blooper-reel ratings. Even so, different stitching patterns do alter the roughness of a ball’s surface. This is why there seems to be a controversy every four years over a new ball design—even the coolest new look can have a drastic effect on a ball’s in-flight physics.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only on Saturday and Sunday. Must sign waiver. Reservation required, 48-hour advance notice required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Customer is responsible for any damage to facility and bubbles. Birthday-party times are subject to availability. Breakaway Sports may assign groups to play on turf or multi-surface floor depending on availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.