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J_w73

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PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« on: February 07, 2011, 07:51:12 AM »
Does anyone have any knowledge or a breakdown of what weight is thrown on tour the most??  Are most pros throwing 15 lbs ??


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Re: PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 04:38:22 PM »
15lbs most of the bowlers use.



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Re: PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 06:41:57 PM »
Last I heard about 70% of touring pros were using 15, a couple  14, the rest 16, although I understand there has been some movement of players back to 16 in the last couple of seasons, so it might be more like 2/3 15#



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Re: PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 07:15:16 PM »
From what I've seen pretty much everyone has moved to 15, but there are certain tournaments where it's not un-common for you to see a large portion of the professionals to move up to 16.

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Re: PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 10:30:33 AM »
I know a few years ago 80+% were throwing 15...but I think as someone above stated some have migrated back to 16.  Bill O'Neill did last year and he has suddenly become a force.  I think a few others have too...and a lot of the old school guys still do like BV, Duke, Walter (unless he moved back down again), and Parker (last I knew he was still at 16).

 

If I had a guess around 1/3 throw 16, and the majority still throw 15.


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J_w73

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Re: PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011, 10:52:26 AM »

I know you can get more speed on a 15 lb ball.  I also know that the 15 lb balls tend to have a higher differential and intermediate differential.  With the ball being lighter are most people able to get more revs on the ball??



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Re: PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 11:04:26 AM »
only a handful throwing 16lb
 
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Re: PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2011, 05:17:51 PM »
They don't use 15lb to put more revs on the ball. They do it so they can throw all those games of qualifying and such without feeling fatigued. My coach Mark Baker (who coaches Barnes, Jones, O'Neill, Williams Jr.) says most of the big rev guys drop their revs in order to calm down their ball motion. And i'm sure some of the guys like Duke are just so dialed in with 16 that their is no reason to change....

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Re: PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2011, 07:59:59 PM »
I know Haugen Jr. and Walter Ray still throw 16lbs not sure about the others

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Re: PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2011, 08:16:30 PM »
On the PBA Tour 16lb. equipment is called "man weight". Appx. 70% of the players use 15lb. equipment. A very few use 14lb. equipment. The rest use "man weight". Who uses 16lbs. ?:
 
Walter Ray Williams, Jr.
Norm Duke
Chris Barnes
Parker Bohn III
Brian Voss
Robert Smith
Sean Rash
Tommy Jones
Eugene McCune
 
 
I'm sure there are many others...........

 
Edited by 101960 on 2/11/2011 at 9:17 PM

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Re: PBA pros - what weight do most throw
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2011, 11:31:11 PM »
Walter Ray Williams, Jr.
Norm Duke
Chris Barnes
Parker Bohn III
Brian Voss
Robert Smith
Sean Rash
Tommy Jones
Eugene McCune
Mike Scroggins
Danny Wiseman - as of this week
Billy O'Neill 
Mike Machuga
Michael Haugen
 
Edited by The Dreaded Durbin on 2/12/2011 at 0:31 AM