Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: SF Bay, CA, USA
I am not a physicist, but I have some healthy skepticism about explanations that don't have empirical evidence. Especially, when they are guised up in loosely applied laws of motion.
In the absence of strong evidence, would it not be useful to video tape the top down view of a rotating tin can, apply a proportional amount of imbalance comparable to full size tire, then apply some proportional amount of scaled down beads. Then, spin the can up to various rpms. This could help support some of the explanations if true.
Then, run a rigorous comparison test with real tires with traditional tire weights vs. real tires with beads.
If this can't be done, then I would put it into the "magnetic bracelet" category. May work or may not depending upon the power of suggestion.