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brokenbat

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Sidearm question
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:18:13 PM »

have seen a few pics of coaches etc applying tape on the backside of the sidearm cup.. have people here tried it? does it really lead to increased speed ?
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Re: Sidearm question
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 02:09:02 PM »

seen tape, seen a bambo stick. Just makes it stiffer so it throws harder
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Re: Sidearm question
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 02:32:57 PM »

+1 for what Mpt7 said. I've seen academy coaches tape the shaft and also the cup to make it stiffer and throw faster. First thing to do is to use the elite version as the standard version will be too whippy if you're looking for real pace. I've also seen a couple of coaches using a shorter Indian version which is easier to use with a normal bowling action. You can get them on Amazon or eBay.


[size=78%]http://bowlingmachine.co.in/speedarm.html[/size]



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Re: Sidearm question
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 03:03:18 PM »

Agree with the above. Be warned tho, the change in stiffness will take a bit of getting used to. Practice before throwing flat ones and bumpers at other people!
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Re: Sidearm question
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 03:12:05 PM »

Be warned tho, the change in stiffness will take a bit of getting used to.

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Re: Sidearm question
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 03:42:50 PM »

Agree with the above. Be warned tho, the change in stiffness will take a bit of getting used to. Practice before throwing flat ones and bumpers at other people!

I am quite comfortable with the sidearme Elite (pink).. pretty good control etc. just seemed odd that taping the cup would be enough to create a difference - but if everyone is doing it... it must actually help.
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Re: Sidearm question
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 05:00:49 PM »

+1 for what Mpt7 said. I've seen academy coaches tape the shaft and also the cup to make it stiffer and throw faster. First thing to do is to use the elite version as the standard version will be too whippy if you're looking for real pace. I've also seen a couple of coaches using a shorter Indian version which is easier to use with a normal bowling action. You can get them on Amazon or eBay.


[size=78%]http://bowlingmachine.co.in/speedarm.html[/size]


Speed of 85 mph!! that is impressive. Its quite cheap too for just INR 995!
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Re: Sidearm question
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 05:20:30 PM »

Im banned from touching one at our club.
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