5 or 10 Open Bubble-Night Drop-In Games at N.E.O. Bubble Soccer (Up to 54% Off)

N.E.O. Soccer

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In a Nutshell

Groups play soccer while wearing giant bubbles that they can bounce and roll around in

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Open bubble-night games are held at N.E.O. Soccer. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose From Three Options

  • $29 for 5 open bubble-night drop-in games ($60 value)
  • $55 for 10 open bubble-night drop-in games ($120 value)

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.

Customer Reviews

I took my son and 8 of his friends....they had a blast. My one tip, bring water and lots of it!
Jolene Q. · June 1, 2016

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