Pigtail dynamics

A significant part of pigtail-induced attraction may be attributed to the dynamic behavior of the pigtails. The study of pigtail dynamics is vast and complex. Here, we will only brisk the surface of the subject, by analysis of the physical properties of pigtails, and description of the basic types of motion involved.

When pigtails are applied, the dynamic behavior of the hair is drastically altered. Two important factors play a role here:

This relatively large mass enables the pigtail to perform a swinging motion. In addition, the drastically increased resistance against deformation gives the pigtail a capacity to act like a spring. These two distinct types of movement will be referred to as swing and bounce respectively.