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#148354 - 03/13/11 01:01 PM BUYING A NEW BALL?
metguy Offline
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For years i thought buying the latest "Big bender" ball was the answer to improving my hook and improving my score. And i did, until (one day when i was practicing) these 3-4 kids started bowling on the next pair over from me with house balls. We've all seen these kids, throwing them 8 pounders off the rack. I suddenly came to a realization that those kids (with them house balls) were out-hooking my $230 stuff. At first i thought how can this be. Then it hit me. ANY ball will hook if thrown properly. These kids were PALMING the ball to get that plastic to hook. You hear about technique and fundamentals but most of us shrug that off as obvious. Not so fast, we may not know as much as we think sometimes and going back to the basics isn't something to be discarded as a waste of time. So, next time you're struggling to carry, getting to the breakpoint consistantly, or even getting your ball to finish, you may want to take a long look at what your doing and with what (depending on how the ball is drilled and the general charactoristics of the ball) you are trying to do it with. A new ball isn't always the answer.
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#148357 - 03/13/11 01:19 PM Re: BUYING A NEW BALL? [Re: metguy]
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A new ball does help. It is easier having a strong ball to use early in the night and letting the ball do the work rather than having a weaker ball and having to put more on it to make it hook.

You might be able to make any ball hook, but not every ball you make hook will carry.

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#148360 - 03/13/11 02:03 PM Re: BUYING A NEW BALL? [Re: spillup24]
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Hooking and Carrying are two different issues. Its true though that a new ball can help if your equipment is a bit passive. There will be times ALL balls will struggle carrying the corners but thats when your experience in making the right adjustments come into play. I try not to confuse hook strength with carry.
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#148362 - 03/13/11 02:31 PM Re: BUYING A NEW BALL? [Re: metguy]
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Originally Posted By: metguy
For years i thought buying the latest "Big bender" ball was the answer to improving my hook and improving my score.


Throwing the biggest hook means nothing(ie....Walter Ray Williams, Norm Duke). The kids palm the 8 pounders because it looks cool not because it works. I can hook a plastic but why would I when there are stronger covers to chose from that take far less effort
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#148365 - 03/13/11 03:15 PM Re: BUYING A NEW BALL? [Re: Lizard75]
metguy Offline
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Very true, i agree 100% but you may be missing the point. These kids were achieving an entry angle they shouldn't be able to with a plastic ball through simply altering their hand position. This example may be extreme but its the best way to visualize how changing hand positions alter ball reaction. I was once told "I'll take cash over flash everytime", and thats right but you have to be able to get to the breakpoint while holding your entry angle and knowing how to alter your hand positions to achieve that is a huge plus. If your hand is in a nuetral position you can get a stronger reaction by going to a stronger position without needing to buy a new ball.
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SKID - HOOK - ROLL (don't forget about the roll)

This season: HG-289 HS-685
Career #'s : HG-299 HS-782

Arsonal: Heat (Pearl), 2Fast, Blue Hammer, Raptor P7, Fire Road


TRANSITIONING TO MOTIV EQUIPMENT
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