TomN- you don't get the ball-climbs-the-hook problem apparently (which was the whole point of the original thread). Do you know why? What model mixer do you use? Do you have a "C" hook or a "Spiral" hook?
I have the Spiral hook and it is a Kitchen Aid Professional HD that I purchased at Costco. I don't have the ball climb issue. However, If you look at my "using beer instead of water" thread, you can see that I use 60 percent beer in my dough making process. Not sure if that is why I do not experience the climbing issue or not? I love using the hook. I will not go back to doing it by hand unless my Kitchen Aid breaks.
TomNhttp://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,17415.480.htmlhttp://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,17415.440.html(Check the photo on the second link. Is that considered the spiral hook?)