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 Post subject: Rubber baseball for indoor use
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Does anyone know where I can buy a rubber baseball that is standard weight? I.e., 5 to 5.25 oz. I'm looking for something I can use this winter (I live in Wisconsin) to throw against a wall in basement (yes, I have room) to keep my arm in shape.

I could use a standard baseball but they start to get misshapen after a few uses. I can find rubber baseballs made by Franklin at places like Wal-Mart but they are too light.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:46 pm 
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To answer my own question - I think a dimpled batting practice baseball would do the trick. They are advertised as being standard weight and I know they would be durable enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Look up Easton Incrediball. I think it is exactly what you are describing. We use them for indoor winter practice in the gym. They say they are the same size and weight as a regular baseball.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
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I'm in Wisconsin too. I've found Incrediballs to be too light. I have a condo so I don't really have a place to throw but I would go with the dimpled ball idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
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Too cold to throw outside during winter? Wow!


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:50 pm 
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I have the same problem. I like to use the Skilz Reaction ball, although it isnt consistent. (Obviously, but it tends to go way off track).


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
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heres a link to the kenko Pro balls, but they only sell by the dozen.
If you want just a couple, ill buy two of them for myself if you order the dozen.

http://www.morleyathletic.com/sports/ba ... /kenko.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:22 pm 
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I picked up a yellow dimpled batting practice ball on my way home from work. It weighs a little over 5 oz. so I think I'm set. The Incrediballs say they weigh less than a standard ball so that wasn't going to work.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
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powermatt99 wrote:
I'm in Wisconsin too. I've found Incrediballs to be too light. I have a condo so I don't really have a place to throw but I would go with the dimpled ball idea.

Where in Wisconsin, I'm from Wausau.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Do you need the balls to come back to you?

If not, perhaps build a simple cushioned backstop and use regulation balls?


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
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baseknocks22 wrote:
powermatt99 wrote:
I'm in Wisconsin too. I've found Incrediballs to be too light. I have a condo so I don't really have a place to throw but I would go with the dimpled ball idea.

Where in Wisconsin, I'm from Wausau.


Milwaukee


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber baseball for indoor use
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:50 pm 
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HawkBB wrote:
heres a link to the kenko Pro balls, but they only sell by the dozen.
If you want just a couple, ill buy two of them for myself if you order the dozen.

http://www.morleyathletic.com/sports/ba ... /kenko.htm


I second these. I have used them and they have the same "feel" of real balls when throwing


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