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Date: 27 Jan 2006 13:52:34
From: MattMika
Subject: Advice for a new ball?
Hello,

I am thinking of getting a new ball since mine is 70s era hand me down from
my dad. It is a 16# Columbia yellow dot and it is torn up pretty bad. I
will probably keep it for a spare. Hopefully it can be restored to a decent
condition.

I haven't played much in the last 15 years but last week we played about 6
games, I got a 115,156,170,172 & 198. In high school I had a 175 average. I
am planning on joining a league with a few friends so figure I need try to
take my game up a level.

I am 6'2", 220lbs and strong and athletic when I keep up on the excercise.

The way I play now is to start on the second from the right/rear dot. When
the ball gets down the lane about halfway it starts to hook and on a good
shot I put the ball in between the 1 & 3 pins.

I've been wanting a ball with a bit more action in it and was thinking a
urethane ball. I think I want a ball with good length and moderate hook in
the backend, but I dont really know. I've been reading up on
characteristics of balls, but havent quite absorbed everything yet, like
flare and drilling layouts.

Would urethane be a good route to go or should I look for a reactive or
particle ball? Any tips or suggestions would be great.

Thanks,
--
MattMika




 
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