Net Practice Vs Bowling Machine

Discussion in 'Batting' started by lower11, Feb 4, 2018.

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  1. lower11

    lower11 Active Member

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    I would like your opinion on this, which is better. Personally i think machine is good for speed, but real bowlers are better for swing/subtlety.
     
  2. SLA

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    Bowling machines are designed to help you work on one specific shot at a time. For general practice they are pretty useless.

    Even nets is of marginal benefit if the surface differs significantly from outdoor playing conditions
     
  3. someblokecalleddave

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    As above - bowling machine great for working on specific things because of the consistency. Nets better in a way because of the lack of consistency - but still nothing like the real deal.
     
  4. lower11

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    Would you agree too much bowling machine is a bad thing? A lot of experts think so.
     
  5. SLA

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    Definitely. Too much indoor nets is a bad thing in general. Once a week, Feb to march is enough. Get outside once the weather changes.
     
  6. lower11

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    feb to march ur in england r u? cuz its cricket season here in australia!
     
  7. SLA

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    Yes. 2 month preseason, 6 month season, 4 months off playing another sport entirely, is the ideal way to arrange your year.
     
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