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why do they make some volleyballs so hard?

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moshquerade

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no, i don't bruise easily. the ball was hard. harder than usual, and yes, thinking back, it could have been over inflated.
 

jtvang125

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Indoor balls are usually made of a softer leather so the impact on your arms will be a lot less. Outdoor ones are usually made of a harder, thicker leather to endure the rougher surfaces being played on. I've played with the really hard ones back then and after receive 2 or 3 serves the bones in my arms felt like they were going to break. I wouldn't even attempt to receive a spike with those outdoor balls.
 

Nik

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Originally posted by: moshquerade
Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: Gand1
Wait wait...this is the closet thing to a pic of mosh!!! I say post em in the pic member thread! :)
I think you posted a pic of everything but your head once, right mosh? or was that someone else?

you know, if you keep this up, we might be able to compile a pic of you by your individual body parts, lol.
i think i've posted every part individually somewhere.
I know where :evil:
 

moshquerade

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Originally posted by: FoBoT
i thought threads about hard balls went into YAGT forum (you know, the pervert forum)
*checks clock*

well, that comment took longer than i thought. :p
 

moshquerade

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Nov 1, 2001
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Originally posted by: GuideBot
Originally posted by: moshquerade
Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: Gand1
Wait wait...this is the closet thing to a pic of mosh!!! I say post em in the pic member thread! :)
I think you posted a pic of everything but your head once, right mosh? or was that someone else?

you know, if you keep this up, we might be able to compile a pic of you by your individual body parts, lol.
i think i've posted every part individually somewhere.
I know where :evil:

:Q ;)
 

FoBoT

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Apr 30, 2001
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fobot.com
Originally posted by: moshquerade
Originally posted by: FoBoT
i thought threads about hard balls went into YAGT forum (you know, the pervert forum)
*checks clock*

well, that comment took longer than i thought. :p
that is because most of the perverts that used to hang in OT have all been diverted to the pervert forum, so they missed this thread
 

TallBill

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Apr 29, 2001
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Actually, I used to jump high enough where my face went above the net. I used to touch 11'2", so yes I did catch a lot of balls in the face. 70 mile an hour balls. Meh, you get used to it.
 

montypythizzle

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Nov 12, 2006
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Originally posted by: TallBill
Actually, I used to jump high enough where my face went above the net. I used to touch 11'2", so yes I did catch a lot of balls in the face. 70 mile an hour balls. Meh, you get used to it.
I like fishnet stockings, on girls...
 

SVT Cobra

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Originally posted by: DefDC
Hehe.. I got into playing Wallyball before playing Volleyball. I about broke my hand trying to spike the first time in volleyball!

Wallyball is played with a spongy blue kickball-like ball. It's basically Volleyball in a raquetball court, where you can use the wall. It's fast and violent! :)

Comparatively speaking, Volleyballs are MUCH harder. I've had those bruises!
WTF they stole my idea, I always had that idea!!!
 

Fritzo

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Originally posted by: FoBoT
Originally posted by: moshquerade
Originally posted by: FoBoT
i thought threads about hard balls went into YAGT forum (you know, the pervert forum)
*checks clock*

well, that comment took longer than i thought. :p
that is because most of the perverts that used to hang in OT have all been diverted to the pervert forum, so they missed this thread
When did we get one of those, and why was I not notified??
 
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Originally posted by: TallBill
Actually, I used to jump high enough where my face went above the net. I used to touch 11'2", so yes I did catch a lot of balls in the face. 70 mile an hour balls. Meh, you get used to it.
So you went up for balls instead of going down?
 

spidey07

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Aug 4, 2000
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Bruised a couple times. Broken nose.

If the ball was really that hard then the ball sucks and/or it was overinflated.

Also when you dig/bump, point your hands downward. You want the ball to hit the flat part of your arm, not the bone.
 

Juno

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Originally posted by: TallBill
Actually, I used to jump high enough where my face went above the net. I used to touch 11'2", so yes I did catch a lot of balls in the face. 70 mile an hour balls. Meh, you get used to it.
my brother plays outside hitter for his university and i feel the same way you are feeling.
 

hypn0tik

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Originally posted by: JeffreyLebowski
Originally posted by: TallBill
Actually, I used to jump high enough where my face went above the net. I used to touch 11'2", so yes I did catch a lot of balls in the face. 70 mile an hour balls. Meh, you get used to it.
So you went up for balls instead of going down?
Blocking FTW
 

zerocool1

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femaven.blogspot.com
Originally posted by: moshquerade
Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: Gand1
Wait wait...this is the closet thing to a pic of mosh!!! I say post em in the pic member thread! :)
I think you posted a pic of everything but your head once, right mosh? or was that someone else?

you know, if you keep this up, we might be able to compile a pic of you by your individual body parts, lol.
i think i've posted every part individually somewhere.
:eek:
 

pontifex

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Dec 5, 2000
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Originally posted by: moshquerade
Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: Gand1
Wait wait...this is the closet thing to a pic of mosh!!! I say post em in the pic member thread! :)
I think you posted a pic of everything but your head once, right mosh? or was that someone else?

you know, if you keep this up, we might be able to compile a pic of you by your individual body parts, lol.
i think i've posted every part individually somewhere.
all right guys, lets put the collective pervertedness and creepiness of ATOT together and find these pics! :laugh:
 

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