How much speed does the CB lose when it rebounds off a cushion?

It doesn’t lose much at very when the CB approaches at a very shallow angle, but at steep angles under typical conditions, the CB typically loses about half of its speed. The amount of speed lost depends a little on cloth condition and the type of spin the CB has coming into the cushion:

The cushion nose height and angle can also have a big effect. For example, Diamond brand tables are known for lively cushions that bank short.

Dr. Dave keeps this site commercial free, with no ads. If you appreciate the free resources, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to show your support: