The magical nature of the baton

Did you ever wonder what makes a twirling baton so special? It’s physics… You know, like, Laws of Motion, Gyroscopic momentum, centrifugal force, weight distribution, center of gravity, equilibristics, air-flow dynamics, torque, and so much more “magic,” packed into this iron rod some of us love so much.❀

David and I made this storyboard to help visualize just one of the fundamental, mechanical properties regarding twirling baton technology, namely, that the balance point is crucial in establishing an optimal air-flow dynamic, which is the quality that keeps the baton aloft in sustained flight.

Here’s how to test this out for yourself! βœ”πŸ‘πŸ™‚

I just thought you’d like to know a little about the art of baton twirling, πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸŒŸπŸ—

The Dragonfly’s Student