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#68789 - 10/16/08 12:35 PM Lane #1 buzzbomb and buzzbomb/r
NewEnglandBowler Offline
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i remember a few times when i was in the Pro Shop, the owner had a buzzbomb out and an advertisement below it, stating that the buzzbomb has consistently more 300s and 800 series than any other ball. i haven't seen anything about the buzzbomb/r, but i haven't been to the shop in a while either. i think the last time i was there was before the buzzbomb/r was released.

anyway, what's so special about the ball? in my opinion, the only way they could feasibly make that claim is if the ball was chosen by the most bowlers with a level of experience required to throw a 300 or 800, and i also believe that the bowler, not the ball, makes the 300s and 800s happen.
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#68793 - 10/16/08 01:18 PM Re: Lane #1 buzzbomb and buzzbomb/r [Re: NewEnglandBowler]
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You can make numbers tell you anything you want them to. If you massage the numbers the right way or compare it against the right subset, you could make the number say whatever you want.
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#68795 - 10/16/08 01:27 PM Re: Lane #1 buzzbomb and buzzbomb/r [Re: General Pounder]
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Lane #1 certainly has a devoted cult following, but GP is right that the #'s are cooked for marketing purposes. Another example is they claim their core PRODUCES more energy than any other shaped core. That's not physically possible. Cores don't create energy, period. They make a decent ball, but there isn't anything that makes their product line any better than other companies.
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#68883 - 10/17/08 02:47 PM Re: Lane #1 buzzbomb and buzzbomb/r [Re: Chubbs]
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so then i was right. and, in the same sense, its essentially useless to shell out the extra cash for the lane #1 ball when i could probably find a comparable ball for less.


not that i intended to get one anyway, was just wondering how a claim like that could have been made.
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#68906 - 10/17/08 09:48 PM Re: Lane #1 buzzbomb and buzzbomb/r [Re: NewEnglandBowler]
Brian Pickell Offline
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The way stats like that are created they send questionnaires to groups of ten people who have scored 300's/800's etc and ask what balls they used. then they use those numbers to their advantage and then group all of the "enter ball manufacturer here" ball answers into one pile and throw a few of the competitors into the same pile. Now they can legitimately claim that 6 out of 10 300's were bowled with this ball vs other ball.

I don't believe anything that has a stat.. Most are made up.. You do realize that 97% of all stats are poo. This one including smile
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#68946 - 10/18/08 10:21 PM Re: Lane #1 buzzbomb and buzzbomb/r [Re: Brian Pickell]
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I took a probability and statistics class my senior year of high school. One of the first things the teach told us was statistics can me manipulated to make your point. This is a point I tried to get across to a teammate last season when trying to prove how terrible the one center we were bowling is was, as compared to other centers and the previous season at that center.
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