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Date: 15 Dec 2008 08:36:55
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Subject: Ball bath - thanks to those who helped
Finally got off the procrastination train this past weekend and gave
my old El Nino Gold a couple baths, trying to revive it.

I'd gotten it used from a teammate back in 2002 or so, drilled it up
and had great success with it, until it started to die on me at the
end of a season and a half of my use. Since I put the balls away for
a four year break at that point, it wasn't such a pressing concern
until last year, when I started up again.

After two baths, I took it for 3 games practice yesterday AM, bowling
as a pacer while my wife pre-bowled for this upcoming Friday
(prebowling allowed in our league, obviously). The newly bathed ball
worked pretty well, tilting up fairly early as it always has, but now
with backend closer to what I used to see 5-6 years ago. It's
obviously not as aggressive as the newer stuff out there, like the
Dimension for example, but it still hits pretty damn well. Even dug
out corners I thought I'd be leaving. :)

I wanted to offer thanks to my fellow ASBers who offered advice on the
ball bath option, in an earlier thread. <salute >

-ed




 
Date: 16 Dec 2008 12:56:00
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Ball bath - thanks to those who helped
> I wanted to offer thanks to my fellow ASBers who offered advice on the
> ball bath option, in an earlier thread. =A0<salute>

Glad to've'en of help. :)


 
Date: 16 Dec 2008 08:49:50
From: GenPounder
Subject: Re: Ball bath - thanks to those who helped
On Dec 15, 10:36=A0am, nrj...@gmail.com wrote:
> Finally got off the procrastination train this past weekend and gave
> my old El Nino Gold a couple baths, trying to revive it.
>
> I'd gotten it used from a teammate back in 2002 or so, drilled it up
> and had great success with it, until it started to die on me at the
> end of a season and a half of my use. =A0Since I put the balls away for
> a four year break at that point, it wasn't such a pressing concern
> until last year, when I started up again.
>
> After two baths, I took it for 3 games practice yesterday AM, bowling
> as a pacer while my wife pre-bowled for this upcoming Friday
> (prebowling allowed in our league, obviously). =A0The newly bathed ball
> worked pretty well, tilting up fairly early as it always has, but now
> with backend closer to what I used to see 5-6 years ago. =A0It's
> obviously not as aggressive as the newer stuff out there, like the
> Dimension for example, but it still hits pretty damn well. =A0Even dug
> out corners I thought I'd be leaving. =A0:)
>
> I wanted to offer thanks to my fellow ASBers who offered advice on the
> ball bath option, in an earlier thread. =A0<salute>
>
> -ed

If you want to get even more oil out, take it to a pro shop and have
them sand it to 320 or so, then give it a hot water bath. It will
open up the surface so you can get more oil out. After your done,
have them take it to the finish where you want it. If you have a
bunch of friends who would benefit, buying your own spinner is a great
investment.