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What faster and spinnier equipment do is widen an flatten the curve. Professional players have a very high and narrow curve. The rest of us have lower and flatter curves but regardless, the area under the curve is one. What faster and spinnier equipment does is widen than flatten the curve. Faster and spinnier equipment makes increases a players standard deviation. A flatter and wider curve means our shots are more inconsistent.

A knowledgeable person can compute the standard deviation for a curve. 65% of all shots will land withing 1 standard deviation of the intended location. 95% of all shots will land withing 2 standard deviations of the intended location and 99% of shots will land within 3 standard deviations of the intended target. Better players have lower standard deviations than weaker players.

This is reality. Players have control but they also have consistency. Faster and spinnier equipment only makes a player's inconsistency worse.