December 17, 2012

The Physics of Paddling

Saturday night I thought I'd dig into our 'achives' and pull our some of my old VHS tapes.  Over the years I have acquired a collection of Female-Spanks-Male video tapes.  They are stored deeply buried in a closet and it takes no small bit of effort to retrieve them.  But I felt curious about a couple of the tapes I have and so dug them out. 

We don't use our VHS player much at all and it is always a re-invention of how I have it set up.  Sometimes I have to look at the back of our receiver to figure out what goes where and what button to push.  But I finally was able to get things to display and the sound to come out where its supposed to.

Cora entered the room and was pleased to see that I had things set up.  She does enjoy watching my F/M spanking related videos and it often results in great discussion and sometimes inspiring her to duplicate the 'action'.
I have quite a few of the Nu-West/Leda tapes. In that era, especially they were the best and we still enjoy them. One of these tapes, "The Ohio Wife" (FD-250) featured a woman who paddled her 'naughty' husband rather intensely. This tape was not one of the usual Nu-West/Leda features that were taped in their studios but instead appeared to be an 'amateur' tape that was submitted and subsequently distributed by Nu-West/Leda. Keeping in mind that technology has made major impacts over the 12 years or so since this tape was made, the picture and sound quality was actually pretty good.

It was obvious that they had acquired quite a number of the implements sold by Nu-West/Leda in those years including the small Spencer Paddle, the full-sized Spencer Paddle,  another paddle the same sized as the larger Spencer but without the holes. 

There were a number of scenes including an Over-the-Knee where she used her small Spencer and thoroughly spanked him.  I must say that she paddles rather hard and, now that I have re-produced the small Spencer, know how he must have been feeling that paddling.  Other scenes showed her using a number of other paddles including the larger Spencer and its hole-less twin.  Again, I know what if feels like to be on the receiving end of the Spencer and could sympathize with him as she turned his bottom a bright shade of red.

Cora and I both notice that she was paddling him a little high up on his bottom.  She would have him bend forward a little more with the result that the paddle then connected with the lower part of the buttocks better - you know, the 'Sweet Spot'.  However, as she was paddling rather intensely, he kept moving up with the paddle hitting higher again.  Ouch!

Our last post referred to the 'Library of Spanking Fiction' and I have been reading lots of the stories there.  In one of those stories it was mentioned that one of the ladies would flick her wrist toward the end of her stroke to produce an 'upswing' motion.  The result was that the trajectory of her paddle would be upwards and strike on the full part of the bottom.  I must say that that description got my attention and even made me a little 'excited'.

So, I came up with the idea of standing on a small step stool during a paddling from Cora.  We have one of those little folding stools in our kitchen.  Its only 11 inches wide, 9 inched deep and 9 inches high.  I grabbed it, set it up in front of our table (where Cora administers most of her paddlings) and asked Cora to try out her Spencer Paddle with me in this position. 
Wow, what a difference.  I could definitely feel that her paddle was landing in a much better way and was feeling the full effect on that sweet spot.  Now don't get me wrong, I knew that I had just received a hard swat from Cora's paddle.  Cora also mention how much more comfortable this was for her.  She didn't need to crouch down to get the paddle to land where she wanted it to land.  I can only imagine how much better it will be for her when she spanks me wearing heels.  It looks like I have a new project for my shop.

Holes vs No Holes
Often you see someone discuss the difference between a paddle with holes and a paddle with no holes.  The 'theory' is that the holes let the air pass allowing the paddle to land with an increase in velocity.  I personally think this is mostly a myth.  However, there is something about a paddle with holes that increases the intimidation factor.  If nothing else, the intent is to produce a paddle that will leave a much greater impact.  So when I see Cora holding her Spencer Paddle, I see a woman who is intending to give me a good, hard paddling and I react accordingly.

Back to the video, 'The Ohio Wife'.  Later scenes show her using various paddles.  The first of these is the Spencer without the holes.  Subsequent scenes depict her with the traditional Spencer with the holes.  Cora and I both noticed the difference in sound before we were able to determine that she was using a different paddle.  The video quality sort of hid the fact that there were holes in that paddle until a few minutes into the scene.  But we both noticed it.

One of the things about the Spencer Paddle is the sound it produces.  When delivered with enough force the holes in the Spencer Paddle produce a 'whooshing' sound.  Its almost a whistle.  Being on the receiving end of one of these paddlings is interest in that you hear the paddle heading for your bottom then feel its impact.  We don't have a Spencer paddle without holes so it was very interesting to hear the difference in the two paddles in the video.
Energy Equals Mass Times Velocity Squared

Going back to the 'theory' that a paddle with holes produces a harder paddling than one without holes brings up another story from the Library of Spanking Fiction.  One of the stories depicts a young female Physics teacher who finds the need to paddle one of her students.  She decides to demonstrate the difference in energy from a paddle that lands on the naughty backside at a higher speed as a result of less wind resistance due to the holes.  She puts the energy formula on her blackboard and notes that for a doubling of the mass (weight of the paddle), the energy would double.  However, if the velocity is doubled, the energy of the impact increases four times.  In the story, the pretty physics teacher demonstrates by using the 'standard' paddle issued by her school against her own personal paddle with holes.  Looking back, I sure wished that my physics teacher had been a young, pretty female and I would have loved to have been part of the 'experiment'. 
Anyone for a 'school room' paddling scenario to prove or disprove the theory?


Anonymous said...

What Evil Lurks in the Minds of Men, The Shadow Knows!!

God Ken, that paddle you sent was bad enough, I sure don't want the Wife reading this post.

Now you want to introduce Physics into the equation, have you lost your mind??????

LOL, keep up the good work!!! I know a few science teachers who I would have enjoyed learning such things from!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Ms. Cora.


Our Bottoms Burn said...

Great post Ken,

I always try to swing up into the sweet spot. I had never thought about it before, but if you had several of different heights to paddle, then graduated steps would be quite handy to get their bottoms to the right altitude for the paddler.

I agree that holes look intimidating, but I have never been able to tell any difference in effect. Swinging a holed paddle over the head to make the whishing sound sets up a good session.

I saw a clip from the Ohio couple. She went after him hard and fast. More than I could take. At least he reacted. I had to turn the sound down. Most of the clips I see, male or female, there is little in the way of reaction. Boring.

I dropped the mouse and in picking it up, I clicked on a picture and there was a slide show of all the pictures in the post. How does that work?

Best of the season to you guys.

Anonymous said...

Ken- Greatness! Love how your posts mix physics, humor, and spanking fun!
The idea of figuring out how to play the VHS is super! I just half-struggled with that recently! Too funny.
That step-stool sounds like a great idea. Must mention to the wife.
You and others turned me on to those vids... now I'm just *imagining* this one...mmm. Although, just as much fun to just see you and lovely Cora!