Watch Out For The Surface Grit on Brand New Bowling Balls July 29, 2022April 2, 2021 - by Bestbowlingtipsforbeginners59 - 39 Comments. watch as as check what the surface is vs. what it is on the manufacturer sheet.
39 Comments on “Watch Out For The Surface Grit on Brand New Bowling Balls”
Hey Ron when I buy a ball that comes polished should I use tru cut polish on the hall before I throw it
Yes so you can repeat the surface when it wear off.
Love the videos Ron. This is why I generally tweak surfaces on most new gear so I know I can get it back to that number vs what the manufacturers say on the box.
Joe Friday Yes. I’m saying that it’s difficult to reproduce the factory surface at times. Especially polished gear.
@RoundHolesNoGripsProshop So instead if using the new ball with it’s factory finish you go ahead and give it your own finish and if you like it you just keep applying said finish every so often?
Joe Friday exactly.
@RoundHolesNoGripsProshop I haven’t bowled in over years. I assume the coverstock technology is about the same. What else, if anything, can be done with these balls to bring them back to their off the shelf performance? And is there anything else that could possibly be causing the balls to lose their potential other than the surface of the ball being wore out? I know I’d always rework the surface periodically with different grit papers, cleaners and polishes, all depending on what I was using. I would also participate in other gimicky products released within the industry. But at the end of the day the balls would slowly reach a point of no return that no matter what me or my local pro shop did nothing would bring it/them back to their glory days.
Joe Friday Regular maintenance and cleaning will PROLONG the performance. Think of it like this… The ball is at 100% when new, after 100 games it goes to 70%. We can restore 20% of that reaction. In other words, we can get back to 90% of the original reaction. Rinse and repeat until the ball cant be restored to a high level of performance. This applies to most cover stocks, but is more noticeable in stronger covers.
Goes to show you why you should check the “out of the box” because if you like the way it reacts when you first start using the ball and then time comes to resurface it and you look at the box and it says 3,000 and you put it at 3,000 and it just doesn’t react like it used to be because it came out at 1,000 out of the box.
The scam is real with bowling companies.., they want you to buy more product just to get your bowling ball surface to what it actually is..
When I saw ron talking about Pearl bowling balls being a marketing term that really pissed me off and makes sense on how bowling ball companies will sell you several of the same bowling ball… when in reality you can alter the service on all the bowling balls to make them do what you want
Hey Ron say I did not change the surface of a new bowling ball and say I used it for league for three games can I still change the surface.
Thank you I will try it out and see how it goes
Absolutely you can change it and should freshen it up every 6 to 9 games.
Thank you ron.. keep up the good work.
Would surface dust impact the scanner if the PSO didn’t dust the display balls frequently?
These balls were brand new and didn’t have dust on them.
How does one get a hold of that meter you are using to measure the grit of the balls?
Its $1000 from Jayhawk.
I wish they had a bowling shop like this in Charleston, SC.
Dude, I’m in Charleston and I totally agree. Bowling sucks around here.
@Jonathan Faulhaber What part of Charleston? Do you bowl in any leagues or just for fun?
@Whomp I live in West Ashley. I just bowl for fun. I used to bowl a lot more, years back, but not as much lately. But I would love to get back in to it and do a league.
No idea why this was in my google news feed but I now know bowling balls have a grit and the posted grit number is pretty much 90% accurate
Lol that’s pretty much incorrect. Actually is just not true at all. There is this thing called process variation that stops that from being true.
You’re probably scanning the dust on the ball
Did you not see the clear bowling ball?, the laser penetrates the ball to get a reading
Yikes. I wish I wouldve known about the pearl/polished ball thing sooner and it saying 1500 polished and actually being 5300. What does that mean if its 800-1000 polished?
Same reading you should check out our blogs on our website. We have been talking about this for years
Don’t trust that gadget bro
Because you have a better one or that’s just your opinion?
just ordered an assortment pack of your CTD pads… used abralon pads last year ….
Thank you for the support
A pro shop that didn’t last two years
I just got my first bowling ball from pro bowling shop it was Ebonite ( Supernova colors) I wonder what grits is my ball? any ideas?
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