BowlingFans.com, The site for the fans, by the fans....
Sponsored Links




ChatBox:

Sponsored Links


Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#198654 - 12/11/17 01:10 PM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: 6_ball_man]
Dylan585 Offline
2X Virtual League Champion

Registered: 03/18/14
Posts: 292
A/S/L: 20/m/ny
I completely forgot about that!! I usually go bowling for fun Thursday nights... I could do this Thursday petty much anywhere
_________________________
2 handed stats:

High game: 288 (2 times now!)
High series: 710
Average: 197

Bag: Original Burgandy Hammer, Genesis the judge, motiv Forza gt, motiv Arctic sniper

Top
#10100 - 1 second ago Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links Online   content
Legend

Registered: Fri Aug 27 2004
Posts: 10100
A/S/L: Mountain View, CA
Top
#198816 - 01/01/18 09:11 AM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: Jason_C]
6_ball_man Offline
2X Virtual League Champion

Registered: 10/19/07
Posts: 863
A/S/L: 60/m/downtown churchville
I have mixed emotions on the topic...1st, I decided ages ago that forcing a ball out of its design characteristics through drilling options, etc, was counterproductive, so I now try to decide what I want a ball to do and then look for something designed to do that.

NOW - that being said, resin equipment is usually really friendly to surface adjustments. And I have made a ball more usable by dulling or polishing, etc. I have also made balls useless and had to change them again. [shrug] I keep a spreadsheet with adjustments I have made and try to mark the successes and failures so I can repeat/avoid them as is appropriate. In my experience, pearl resins still hook a ton, and sometimes need to be dulled to burn some of that off and get into a roll a skosh earlier...I have had solids that needed polish so they didn't burn off ALL their energy before hitting the pocket.

YMMV - mine certainly seems to
good luck!

OH YEAH! Something I learned from a better bowler than me decades ago...I try to NEVER throw a ball in its out of the box condition. I know (I KNOW!) this goes against the first point, but here's the simple logic. If I like the OOB, and later need to update the surface after use and abuse, I really cannot get to the factory finish. I do not have the equipment, supplies, nor method they have at the factory and cannot get there from here. SO, the FIRST thing I do after drilling a ball is put a surface on it I KNOW I can repeat. Some people don't agree with me on this...or the guy I learned it from. He is a great bowler and a pretty smart cookie in other aspects of his life and I respect the opinion.


Edited by 6_ball_man (01/01/18 09:18 AM)
_________________________
In decreasing order of reaction:
Brunswick Danger Zone re-release
Radical Beyond Ridiculous 4k+polish
Storm Code Red
Rotogrip Winner - box
Brunswick Gold Rhino Pro shiny
Storm Polar Ice - 4k+polish

avatar is out of date
equipment list too

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2



Moderator:  Angel, Community Manager 
Savings That Support BowlingCommunity.com
We need your help!
Rather than begging for donations we're asking you to do one simple thing to help keep these forums running smooth:
When shopping for anything on Amazon.com or eBay please use these links to go to the web sites.

This won't cost you a cent!
You'll still get the exact same low prices, deals and free or low cost shipping; it doesn't change anything for you at all! The items do not have to be bowling related; all purchases made through these links help us! Amazon.com and eBay will pay us a small commission for every sale and it's helping us cover the expenses.

BowlingCommunity.com Recent Posts
Fall/Winter 2018-19 Leagues Thread
by Richie V. - Today at 02:55 PM
New Pro Shop Near My House
by Mkirchie - 11/26/18 05:05 PM
Trying to keep my throw straight
by spr3wr - 11/24/18 08:49 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all
by djp1080 - 11/22/18 10:49 AM
Terms Of Use
Use of this community signifies your agreement to the Community Standards and Conditions of Use.

About BowlingFans.com | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Site Map
Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. | Material Connection Disclosure

Copyright © 1998 - 2018 - usrbingeek LLC | Copyright Policy
BowlingFans.com, BowlingFans, The Right Approach, Kegler's Connection, Tour411, BallBeat, BowlingCommunity.com, BowlSearch.com, and Bowling News You Can Use are trademarks of usrbingeek LLC. All other trademarks and tradenames are property of their respective owners.