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#13237 - 07/03/05 08:49 AM Re: Converting spares
Craw Daddy Offline
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Registered: 06/27/05
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If you're going to use a plastic ball for spares, then you might want to think about a ball that is a couple pounds lighter. I threw 16 lb. for stikes and a 14lb (drilled up the same as the stike ball) for spares.

Flattening your wrist out for the spare can be a mental thing. It was for me. With the lighter ball, it helps me keep the wrist straight because I felt more in control of the shot. I also shortened my follow through which made the ball go straighter.

Keep in mind, what works best for one player, doesn't always work for the next. You'll need to adapt it to your style.
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#13238 - 07/03/05 10:35 AM Re: Converting spares
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Registered: 05/23/05
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Craw Daddy,

I have actually seen using a lighter ball cause problems. I tend to think that a ball drilled the same AND is the same weight is important in developing a consistant feel between the balls. If you want to throw the same, feel is important. Again, different strokes for different folks.
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#13239 - 07/03/05 05:45 PM Re: Converting spares
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Registered: 03/12/05
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Yeah I used to have a 13 pound spare ball. And I throw 16 pound normally. Well when I used the 13 pounder it affected my timing and feel of everything. It messed me up lol. That is my experience with it. However my dad has a 12 pound spare ball and throws 15 pounds normally. He has no problems at all with it.
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#13240 - 07/05/05 07:19 PM Re: Converting spares
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Registered: 03/04/05
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Thanks for all the reply...actually my spare ball is the same weight as my strike ball, anyway will take all advices given by all and try it out in the alley tonight...cheers !
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