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    Default Do you use urethane or plastic ball for spare pickup?

    Since I have been bowling I have used urethane for spare pickup since urethane came out. I don't use plastic because I can't throw a straight ball. My urethane has just a little hook when I throw it to pick up spares and I am just used to that. If I need it to hook more then I just release it differently. Sometimes though I have used my reactive ball to pick up certain spares like the 6/10 leave. I am left handed by the way. So what do you prefer for spare pickup?
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    I was using a plastic ball for spares. But just recently I decided to free up the extra place in bag for another reactive. I am able to flatten my wrist and just throw straight with reactive for spares. To me it just made sense to have an extra reactive that I can use for different conditions.
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    Plastic for 4,6,7,10 and any splits with any of the pins mention. Need to because of the bowlers I bowl with .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Since I have been bowling I have used urethane for spare pickup since urethane came out. I don't use plastic because I can't throw a straight ball. My urethane has just a little hook when I throw it to pick up spares and I am just used to that. If I need it to hook more then I just release it differently. Sometimes though I have used my reactive ball to pick up certain spares like the 6/10 leave. I am left handed by the way. So what do you prefer for spare pickup?
    You might reread your other thread from last year about this time to see how this compares:

    Does anyone here use a urethane for spares instead of plastic?
    http://www.bowlingboards.com/threads...ad-of-plastic?

    or You might check phonetek's thread about the same topic:

    Spare balls
    http://www.bowlingboards.com/threads/21495-Spare-balls?
    Last edited by bowl1820; 02-12-2018 at 03:59 PM.

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    I am a lefty as well. I actually use urethane for my strike ball and 6 10 because I am on dry wood lanes. I use plastic for the 4 7.

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    I always use polyester. If you can find a couple of Rolf Gauger's Triax spare system, that would be a decent starting point,
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJim View Post
    I always use polyester. If you can find a couple of Rolf Gauger's Triax spare system, that would be a decent starting point,
    Bowl1820 posted this link which still works a few years ago:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~litefroze...riax_spare.pdf
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    Use a highly polished Motiv Rebel Tank (urethane). Works well for me, plus it's a great one to have on dry lanes.
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    I use a Blue Hammer Urethane for most spares. And a plastic ball for the 10 pin.

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    Polyester ball for all right side spares on house conditions. Poly ball for all spares on Sport conditions.
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