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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2008    Post subject: Knuckle vs. Spike Curve? Reply with quote

Is there any difference between a knuckle curve and a spike curve? i throw one with the nail of my index finger dug into the horseshoe part of the seam and then my middle finger along the long seam. i know that some people throw one with the first knuckle of their index finger against the ball as opposed digging the nail into the seam.
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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do you throw a spike curve?
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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

the knuckle curve's nickname is the spike curve because of the way to spikes down in the dirt. SAME PITCH
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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright good so i'm not crazy, they are the same pitch...i think it's called a spike though because of the way your index finger looks when its tucked against the ball...it really gives me the tightest rotation of any curve grip that i've tried and i feel like i can throw it harder
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TCtheDON
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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim Lincecum throws a spike curve. It another name for an absolute hammer curveball. Just 'spikes' straight down.
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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

TCtheDON wrote:
Tim Lincecum throws a spike curve. It another name for an absolute hammer curveball. Just 'spikes' straight down.


No, he does not. That is not the reason for the name of a spike curve. A spike curve is just another name for a knuckle curve, because you "spike" your finger into the ball. A "true" knuckle curve was what Burt Hooton threw.
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