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Old 01-26-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
Babar Stelzer
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Wall Ball question

The standard height for a wall ball target is 10ft.
I have seen when a round target is used; is the center of the target 10ft, or the bottom edge?
I just use a line drawn on the wall @ 10feet. Should I try to hit the line, or should I try to go higher than the line?
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:27 AM   #2
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Re: Wall Ball question

i dont think its an exact science, if your line is drawn at ten feet then just make sure youre not consistently falling short of that line. As long as you hit the line or above the rep counts. Now if your "line" is more like a paint line that is 6 or 8 inches thick(like the one in our box), then you just need to measure and see where the 10 foot measurement actually falls.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:55 AM   #3
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Re: Wall Ball question

I would go above the line for better practice.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #4
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Re: Wall Ball question

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I would go above the line for better practice.
This... And to make sure you don't go through the motions for a no rep
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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Re: Wall Ball question

I would always go higher that the measurement. The box I go to marked the line at 11ft. I went to a competition that used the standard 10ft mark and it made the wall balls seem extreamly easy.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:06 PM   #6
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Re: Wall Ball question

It was my understanding that if using a line the entire ball had to go above the line. If you use a target you would put the bottom of the target at 10ft meaning if you hit the center of the target the entire ball is above 10ft.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:23 AM   #7
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Re: Wall Ball question

Don't forget that part of the wallball skill set is the accuracy to actually hit the mark/target. So just not going high enough will be a no rep, not hitting the target will also. Just something to consider.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:43 AM   #8
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Re: Wall Ball question

I think it is fair to say that among gyms, there is some variation as to what counts as rep or no-rep. Many gyms will just have a line on the wall, rather than a target attached to a pull up rig. If you go to a competition and there are wall balls in the competition, make sure you ask your judge about what standard they are using to count as rep or no-rep. No-reps are no fun.
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