Inside Bowling presents the History of Bowling Balls with the Orf's from Ray Orf's Bowling & Trophy Shop in St. Louis, Missouri.
Rich Orf and Steve Orf share their bowling ball collection with you and share their opinions of the most meaningful bowling balls in the history of bowling.
This is part 1 of a 3 part series. Enjoy!
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26 Comments on “History of Bowling Balls | Wood, Rubber, & Plastic”
What a great collection…thanks for taking the time to post the vids about it! I have an LT-48 I throw occasionally but thought the shell had ground up cherry pits, not walnut shells.
Very much looking forward to the next vid on urethane…I only throw vintage urethane so it should contain most of my arsenal, lol!
We will be posting part 2 tomorrow and part 3 on Thursday. Thanks for watching!
Great video and glad I stuck around to watch the footage of Ray Orf. I sold my yellow dot almost 30 years ago for $10. The idea of collecting wasn’t even a thought. Threw an old Manhatten Rubber as a kid. Back then, whenever I outgrew balls, I’d just donate them to the general houseball inventory wherever I was bowling at the time.
That was really enjoyable. Thank you. I remember so many of those balls and threw a few of them. The ending was so cool. Can’t wait for the rest.
@Cannon Elliot i am trying it out now. Seems to be working.
Wow! This is the best video I’ve ever seen on the history of balls during that era! Thank you.
Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.
Thanks. We would like to go more in-depth but it was already over 10 minutes!
Wow! What a Family history! Great video! Thank you!
35 in a row! I doubt it was because of the ball. That takes a lot of skill. Congratulations to your family on that record!
Terrific walk down memory lane. Thanks for the work gathering all the balls.
Very interesting video, thank you. I believe it was Louie Trears who designed the LT-48. I am surprised I can’t find anything online to confirm it.
Love the tribute to your dad at the end
WoW,, love this! I want to learn more.
Maybe we will put out more stuff like this in the future. Thanks Kevin!
Wow very informative thank you for taking the time to make this and share your cool collection with us. I watched all three videos and enjoyed them thoroughly.
Thanks Daniel. Glad you enjoyed it. When we get more we will make a part 4 update.
The way I bowl I use rubber balls to hook. I love it
I have a green lt-48 I got from my dad along with his Brunswick rhino.
Great video! Do you know the reason why Brunswick rubber balls were almost always drilled upside down (thumb on top, fingers on bottom)?
3:11 that’s a cool ball
I love the look of the old Columbia 300 balls. I want that 73 red dot
Awesome information fellas. Beautiful ending as well
I love the look of the AMF 3 Dot. That’s the ball I owned as a kid in the early 70s.
Thank you for recalling my memory of those days.