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Discussion: Do you use a Heavy/Warm up ball

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March 26, 2014
Bobby Buggs
40 posts
Do you use a Heavy/Warm up ball
Evil Sports just released an alternative to the Cannon ball called the Evil Heavy. Its a 12 inch leather covered 12oz softball. We went with 12oz as it is the optimum weight for warming up a shoulder.
Get them here, http://www.evilsports.com/product.php?productid=16285
March 28, 2014
Bobby Buggs
40 posts
No one???
March 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2614 posts
Sorry BB, I have a couple of teammates that have a Cannon Ball. We usually use them before practice and games.
March 28, 2014
Bobby Buggs
40 posts
Bruce, send me your info and I will get you one of the new Evils to use. send to buggs@evilsports.com
March 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2614 posts
Thanks Bobby! I sent my mailing address via email.
I still have some of your Evil Ultra Grip. It works great!
March 28, 2014
tg69
304 posts
Bobby, we use the total control weight ball.You can also hit BP with them. Hows things going with you Bruce.Hope your healed by now .TG69
March 28, 2014
Bobby Buggs
40 posts
Thanks for checking in tg, if you like your bats you dont want to hit our Evil Heavy.
March 29, 2014
stick8
1261 posts
Weighted balls are not only good for shoulder muscles but are excellent for breaking in a new gloive.
March 29, 2014
leftybob
Men's 50
63 posts
We have several players on our team whonuse the cannonball. What's the difference
March 29, 2014
leftybob
Men's 50
63 posts
We have several players on our team who use the cannonball. What's the difference
March 29, 2014
Bobby Buggs
40 posts
Evil Heavy will be the end of Cannon Ball for softball.
April 1, 2014
Bobby Buggs
40 posts
Bruce, let me know what you think when you get it.
April 1, 2014
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2614 posts
I will, thanks again!
April 2, 2014
surf88
Men's 60
862 posts
Bobby, I have used the orange Cannonball for years and years. I throw 25 times with it before a game and then go to the normal softball 25 times before we start a game. The only concern I have (and it is not major) is that it is a different size than a normal softball. I also use the Cannonball in the local school gym and throw it off of a concrete block wall to bounce ground balls back to me when training for a tourney.

Tell me more about your product please.

Ed Andrews
Andrews Companies
Box 98
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 729-3145
ea@andrewsdev.com
April 3, 2014
Bobby Buggs
40 posts
Ed, the Evil Heavy is a 12 oz softball with a leather cover, its the same size and feel as a game ball. That being said I dont see it being used for wall ball training.
April 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2614 posts
BB, I received the ball today. It looks GREAT! I'll try it out this weekend and post my thought after that.
April 9, 2014
Bobby Buggs
40 posts
Bruce, did you get a chance to use the Heavy this weekend.
April 9, 2014
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2614 posts
I used it before bp on Saturday and again last night before our league game. Everyone that took a few tosses with it agreed that it looks great and it seems to have the right weight, not nearly as heavy as the Cannon Ball.
I agree with your earlier post "Evil Heavy will be the end of Cannon Ball for softball."
Thanks again!
April 9, 2014
garyheifner
349 posts
weighted ball is great for pre-season, pre-game and shoulder rehab.

2 warnings

1. Don't throw hard it's not for that.

2. Don't bounce it on concrete and look down. It is like a super ball. Dispite my warning two team members did it and recieved a bloody nose and cut lip.
April 12, 2014
Bobby Buggs
40 posts
Gary, I echo your thoughts about throwing it hard. Use the Evil Heavy for soft toss only. Dont muscle up on it or try to chuck it 80, you will do damage.
Now I cant agree with your second point and quite the contrary, The Evil Heavy is NOT a rubber ball and it does not bounce like one either. Since its a leather cover heavy ball you would only be prematurely aging it by throwing it the wall or the ground.

Bruce, thanks for being our tester.
April 14, 2014
4Four4
Men's 60
82 posts
Hey Bob. Warmed up with Evil Heavy before practice Sunday with Pace teammates. All really liked the weight and feel. We'll pass it around town too. No arm or shoulder strain at all. Great prep for long toss. Thanks.
DH - #4
April 14, 2014
garyheifner
349 posts
Bobby

I think mine is actually the Cannon not the evil??? Name is worn off.
April 15, 2014
Bobby Buggs
40 posts
Im willing to bet its not the Evil
April 15, 2014
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2614 posts
Glad to do it BB.
Gary, the Evil Heavy ball is easy to recognize, it is orange and white.
April 16, 2014
surf88
Men's 60
862 posts
Bobby, Please send me one. I will show it to my teammates in Vegas next week at SW Shootout. I will use my Cannon for wall toss and use the Evil for tourney and league warmup. I have found that playing the outfield, I need a specific warm up routine so as not to blow out my arm in an early throws from deep outfield plays.

I leave for Vegas next Monday. Perhaps you could call me. Appreciate it.
Thanks,
Ed Andrews
Andrews Companies
(970) 729-3145
June 5, 2014
4Four4
Men's 60
82 posts
Bob - The EVIL HEAVY ball is excellent! I have passed mine around at tourneys and leagues over the past month and almost everyone who warms up with it really likes the feel of this one.From first throws to long toss it's become a routine. We thought it would be great for the early season but we'll continue to use it through the year. Hope some of the guys I've given the info to have gotten to you. One is not enough...Thanks.
DH - Pace/Smash It
June 5, 2014
4Four4
Men's 60
82 posts
Bob - The EVIL HEAVY ball is excellent! I have passed mine around at tourneys and leagues over the past month and almost everyone who warms up with it really likes the feel of this one.From first throws to long toss it's become a routine. We thought it would be great for the early season but we'll continue to use it through the year. Hope some of the guys I've given the info to have gotten to you. One is not enough...Thanks.
DH - Pace/Smash It
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