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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.

-Parker Bohn Empire State Open

  • Columbia 300 - Chad Murphy wrote:
          Ricky Ward used a Scout/R. It's a three-piece ball with a resin coverstock. It was drilled with a small shift and likewise a small hole. Ricky bowled great all week, it was just a couple misplaced ten pins from a chance at the title.

  • Ebonite International - Del Ballard wrote:
          Jason Couch was using a gyro pro. It is a reactive resin 3 piece.

  • Storm - Steve Kloempken wrote:
          Brian Himmler, the 'Chief', was using an El Nino X-It with a 4 3/4" pin from axis, mass bias in the strong position for a sharp break point, and an extra hole on his PAP. This particular ball had Storm Xtras #1 surface and was used throughout most of the tournament on the fresh oil patterns to give him more midlane roll when he needed it! The left lane gave him some trouble though, and looking back, we could probably have used 2 different balls on the pair to help conquer the left lane. I would have liked a little more surface on an X-It with a similar layout, but hindsight is always 20/20!!

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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