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Sweet New Spikeball?? [message #140837] Thu, 22 May 2014 07:59 Go to next message
UltiRyan45
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Registered: May 2014
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So I know I'm not the only Spikeballer around here...I found this cool version at Dick's Sporting Goods the other day with a "raised net" which is supposed to eliminate bounce-outs.

Has anyone else given this a try? Looks like there's much more surface area to play on and I'm thinking about giving it a shot.
Re: Sweet New Spikeball?? [message #140838 is a reply to message #140837] Thu, 22 May 2014 23:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hbrumby
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Registered: October 2008
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If it's sold in a major store it may be a knockoff--is it actually called Spikeball or is it something like SpyderBall or Battle Bounce? Anyway, the real Spikeball did come out with a new version of their net a few months ago. It goes over, around and then hooks under the edge pieces, so in a way it's a "raised net". It doesn't eliminate pockets, but the key improvement is that those pockets/rims don't knock the net right off its hooks. The ball bounces a little differently from the old version, but it's not a big deal to adjust. On the whole, I recommend it. Buy the hardware at spikeball.com or, better yet, go to a tournament (L.A.? Chicago? Clovis, NM? Check usaspikeball.com) and there will likely be someone selling sets for a discount!
-- A guy who plays more spikeball than frisbee these days
Re: Sweet New Spikeball?? [message #140866 is a reply to message #140838] Mon, 02 June 2014 15:10 Go to previous message
UltiRyan45
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Registered: May 2014
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Thank for your help! I owned a Spikeball but my little brother fell on it and broke it...haha. I actually went and picked up the raised net version at Sports Authority last weekend. It actually played MUCH better than I thought. I would probably still prefer Spikeball, just because they were the "originals". I think the name of the new one was spiderball or something like you mentioned below. Threw the box out right away once it was set-up. The clips are a little tough to put on, but once you get it set-up, it plays really well. Overall I liked the quality of both versions.
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