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#45960 - 12/07/07 03:30 PM Is your bowling ball warranty void?
brettbolt Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 286
A/S/L: California
All 3 of mine are because of the Pro Shop's where they were drilled.

I learned this because I read the warranty terms and conditions after my ball cracked. (The cracking itself was probably my fault, but drilling too close to the pin wasn't. The pro shops chose where to place the holes and didn't show me the exact hole locations in advance for my approval).

Many of you probably already know this, but as a newbie I didn't. Brunswick's warranty is void if any hole is within 1" of the pin. My AMF Orbit is 3/4" pin to nearest hole. Both my Radical Inferno (which cracked) and my BVP Mammoth are 1/4" pin to hole.

Most of us here probably agree that 1" pin to hole is probably way more than necessary to avoid cracking, so maybe Brunswick just uses this restriction to dodge out of their warranty responsibility.

I don't know, maybe the Pro Shop that drilled the ball eats the cost when a returned ball is disqualified from warranty because of their drilling too close to the pin?

I suspect that cracked balls are uncommon, so maybe the Pro Shop is willing to drill close to the pin because the risk of cracking within 1 year is low?

In the future, I plan to:
1) Be aware of the warranty and the drilling limitations it imposes.
2) Make sure the Pro Shop knows the warranty drilling restrictions.
3) Save the receipt.
4) Never rinse a warm bowling ball in cold water again.
5) Never buy a used ball without the original receipt (unless its over a year old).
6) Never keep the ball in the car when its real hot or cold outside.


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#45963 - 12/07/07 04:21 PM Re: Is your bowling ball warranty void? [Re: brettbolt]
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You need to stop obsessing over this. Even if a finger hole is drilled close to the pin and it cracks, the Pro Shop is going to take care of you. I've had a ball do exactly that and the Pro Shop took it back and got credit from the manufacturer.

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#45965 - 12/07/07 04:24 PM Re: Is your bowling ball warranty void? [Re: Lefty]
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Just buy your balls from the Pro Shop and your be safe. There back there work up and if its cracks there replace it. Buying ball online you have no guarntee except returning it to the manufacturer .

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#45966 - 12/07/07 04:24 PM Re: Is your bowling ball warranty void? [Re: Lefty]
Dennis Michael Offline
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I don't know of any ball warranty that is transferrable to a second owner.
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#45967 - 12/07/07 04:29 PM Re: Is your bowling ball warranty void? [Re: Lefty]
brettbolt Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 286
A/S/L: California
Originally Posted By: Lefty
You need to stop obsessing over this. Even if a finger hole is drilled close to the pin and it cracks, the pro shop is going to take care of you. I've had a ball do exactly that and the proshop took it back and got credit from the manufacturer.

You call it obsessing, but I just don't like to make the same mistake more than once.

How do you know if all pro shops everywhere have this policy?

What if they go out of business? Given the fact that my local Pro Shop recently closed their online store, and the center itself is hurting for business, its not unlikely. If that happens I'll have to deal with the manufacturer and hope that they overlook the pin to hole distance.

But this whole scenario is unlikely since I probably won't be bowling for a while. I will soon be having reconstructive hand surgery.

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#45970 - 12/07/07 04:38 PM Re: Is your bowling ball warranty void? [Re: Dennis Michael]
brettbolt Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 286
A/S/L: California
Originally Posted By: Dennis Michael
I don't know of any ball warranty that is transferrable to a second owner.

The one that cracked was used -- its a lost cause, soon to occupy space in a landfill.

I purchased the other 2 new at nearby Pro Shops (different ones) about 6 months ago. I hope they don't go out of business before the warranty is over.

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#46065 - 12/10/07 06:50 AM Re: Is your bowling ball warranty void? [Re: brettbolt]
pipes Offline
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Registered: 12/09/07
Posts: 9
A/S/L: Michigan USA
There not all lost causes some folks like myself saw them up and make INK PENS from them if there a nice color or colors :O)

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