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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.
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  • AMF - Paul Figliomeni wrote:
          AMF Pro Staff was a dominant force on today's telecast. Norm Duke began from the 4th spot using an AMF Menace Tour. This ball was drilled with a 1 3/8 inch positive shift of the CG with the pin approximately 4 inches from his axis. The ball was sanded with 800 grit sandpaper and then shined. This drilling was used to control the front part of the lane giving just enough positive momentum to the pocket. This avoided overreacting, giving Norm the advantage of playing the outside line. We felt this would enable us to have a consistent shot, due to the fact that most other players were playing the inside line. This shot held up during his next three matches, sealing a victory for Norm and for AMF.

          Bob Learn, Jr. started from the 3rd spot using an AMF Night Hawk Menace. This is one of AMF's particle balls. We chose this ball due to it's tamer nature. It gave Bob the ability to play the outside line, again feeling that that was the place to play. This ball was drilled with the pin 3 1/2 inches from his axis, with the CG 1 inch from his axis, and the surface of this ball was sanded with 1000 and lightly shined. This allowed the ball to rev up early and lay off, cutting down any overreaction on the back end of the lane. Due to Bob's rev rate, we did not want the ball to back end too hard. The ball worked well, giving Bob a 4th place finish.

  • Ebonite International - Del Ballard wrote:
          Ryan Shafer used 2 different Vortex 2's.One was a 5 inch pin stacked on his grip line no hole.The other was a 4 1/2 inch pin below his ring finger with the cg down hole down,same ball he won with in Wichita, KS.

  • Storm Bowling Products - Dynothane - Steve Kloempken wrote:
          Tommy Delutz used a RX Pearl with the pin 5 1/2 inches from his axis and mass bias located in the strong position with no weight hole..He used this layout to give him good length on a rough lane surface with a shorter oil patter, only 36 feet. He used the mass bias in the strong position to give him an aggressive backend move, as he was playing for a break point around the 4th board down the lane.

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      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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