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Re(2): Hey, Jim

Posted on March 6, 2007 at 06:13:24 PM by 4decadepro

First of all, I don't consider myself an expert...I always thought Miami was fairly fast for the 10 years I played there...and especially after playing at Ft. Pierce each summer...but after moving on to Tampa, Ocala, Hartford...I would rank fastest to slowest in order Tampa, Ocala, Miami, Hartford (slowest when cold outside), Ft. Pierce...and I will say that Miami was always considered the 'truest' court (no weird bounces, crazy curving etc)...Ocala was fairly true also.

As far as thoughts about fast & slow pelotas:

The first few years at Miami the ball boy had approx 6 pelotas in a box by the back wall entrance to the players cage...there were 11 games at first...as games were added and the state still imposed the "last game had to start by midnight rule"...Pedro Mir took it down to 2 pelotas, besides Juaristi was driving him crazy with bouncing each pelota for about 2 minutes each. I remember many times Pedro Mir yelling at him "VENGA!!!"

But you guys are right...a current player who has played at a variety of frontons might offer a more current insight.


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