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      BallBeat gives fans access to exactly which bowling balls the pros were throwing and how the equipment was drilled and prepared for the telecasts.
      Ball manufacturer representatives and pro bowlers: click here.

-Johnny Petraglia Open

  • Brunswick - Rick Benoit wrote:
          Brunswick was represented by four staff members on the North Brunswick, NJ. PBA stop.

    Chris Barnes - Every week Barnes was using The Monster with a 4 1/2 inch pin with no wt. hole. The surface was out of the box.

    Mike Aulby - Mike used The Monster as well. The layout was a 4 1/2 inch pin with a medium size wt. hole 2 1/2 inches past his axis point. The surface was taken to 5 microns with the Trizact system.

    Parker Bohn III - Parker used a Monster as well. The layout was a 4 3/4 inch pin with no Wt. Hole. The surface was out of the box.

    Walter Ray Williams Jr. - Walter used the Danger Zone HPC. The layout was what we call a pin down hole down layout. The pin was on his midline 3 3/4 inches from his axis point the CG was positioned at 4:30 in reference to the pin. A weight hole was positioned 2 1/2 inches directly below his axis point. Walter's axis point is 6 inches over and 1/4 up.

    The layout looked something like this:

            O   O
              O               x(CG)
                                 O wt hole

  • Ebonite International - Del Ballard wrote:
          Dave Wodka was using a vortex 2 with a 4 inch pin,hole 6 inches straight over.We sanded it with a burgandy pad.The spare ball was a Yankee Doodle. Guess he should have used a sanded one of those (missed 7 pin to the right).

  • Storm - Hank Boomershine wrote:
          Brian Himmler was throwing a Super Power, the pin was 4 1/2" from his axis and the cg was 2 3/4" from his axis. It had a hole 1/2" inside his vertical axis line and down. The surface was 400 wet sanded.

  • Track - Billy Yinger wrote:
          Jeff Lizzi used a Silencer to begin with, it was too dull once the lights came on. It was drilled over the label with the pin under the ring finger. He switched to an Enforcer in the 6th frame, it was drilled the same. He used our new Boxing Glove Ball, it was hanging on his thumb a little so he used his white dot the last game.

Recent BallBeat Updates

-PBA Miller High Life Open
    Pat Healey Jr
-PWBA Columbia 300 Open
    Wendy Macpherson
-PBA Greater Nashville Open
    Tim Criss

      We welcome Reps (and pros) associated with ANY ball company that had its equipment used on the telecasts to submit a list of the equipment and drilling information to
us. There is no cost to be included and again any company that supplies information on their equipment used during the shows will have their information published.

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