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Date: 29 Aug 2008 20:27:25
From: Philippe
Subject: Ball comparaison chart
Hi all,

Some months ago I found a Ball Comparaison Chart on a website.
Unfortunately, I forgot the site address.

I can send you this chart, so contact me :

philippe.sionville@bowling.fr REPLACE bowling.fr by wanadoo.fr

Does anybody know this address please.

Many thanks in advance

Philippe







 
Date: 29 Aug 2008 22:40:25
From: litefrozen
Subject: Re: Ball comparaison chart
Philippe wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Some months ago I found a Ball Comparaison Chart on a website.
> Unfortunately, I forgot the site address.
>
> I can send you this chart, so contact me :
>
> philippe.sionville@bowling.fr REPLACE bowling.fr by wanadoo.fr
>
> Does anybody know this address please.
>
> Many thanks in advance
>
> Philippe
>
>
>

Heres a spreadsheet comparison

http://home.earthlink.net/~litefrozen/downloads/Ball_Reviews.zip

The Ball Reviews (SS) is a spreadsheet with ball spec's and box
finishes,with all the balls from 2001 to 08/2008(about 600+ balls) . Zip
file has both a Excel (xls)and Open office(ods) format sheet.


  
Date: 30 Sep 2008 11:04:43
From:
Subject: Re: Ball comparaison chart
And I've figured it out, idiot that I am...

ugh



On Sep 30, 10:38=A0am, nrj...@gmail.com wrote:
> This is quite lovely...
>
> Now for a stupid question (only a month later, lol), since I haven't
> kept up with BTM since before my several year hiatus: =A0Could someone
> give a quick cliff's notes explanation of the various condition S/T/C
> ratings?
>
> Sorry for the density moment...
>
> ed
>
> On Aug 29, 9:40=A0pm, litefrozen <litefrozen@mothership> wrote:
>
> > Philippe wrote:
> > > Hi all,
>
> > > Some months ago I found a Ball Comparaison Chart on a website.
> > > Unfortunately, I forgot the =A0site address.
>
> > > I can send you this chart, so contact me :
>
> > > philippe.sionvi...@bowling.fr =A0 =A0 REPLACE bowling.fr by wanadoo.f=
r
>
> > > Does anybody know this address please.
>
> > > Many thanks in advance
>
> > > Philippe
>
> > Heres a spreadsheet comparison
>
> >http://home.earthlink.net/~litefrozen/downloads/Ball_Reviews.zip
>
> > The Ball Reviews (SS) =A0is a spreadsheet with ball spec's and box
> > finishes,with all the balls from 2001 to 08/2008(about 600+ balls) . Zi=
p
> > file has both a Excel (xls)and Open office(ods) format sheet.



  
Date: 30 Sep 2008 08:38:44
From:
Subject: Re: Ball comparaison chart
This is quite lovely...

Now for a stupid question (only a month later, lol), since I haven't
kept up with BTM since before my several year hiatus: Could someone
give a quick cliff's notes explanation of the various condition S/T/C
ratings?

Sorry for the density moment...

ed


On Aug 29, 9:40=A0pm, litefrozen <litefrozen@mothership > wrote:
> Philippe wrote:
> > Hi all,
>
> > Some months ago I found a Ball Comparaison Chart on a website.
> > Unfortunately, I forgot the =A0site address.
>
> > I can send you this chart, so contact me :
>
> > philippe.sionvi...@bowling.fr =A0 =A0 REPLACE bowling.fr by wanadoo.fr
>
> > Does anybody know this address please.
>
> > Many thanks in advance
>
> > Philippe
>
> Heres a spreadsheet comparison
>
> http://home.earthlink.net/~litefrozen/downloads/Ball_Reviews.zip
>
> The Ball Reviews (SS) =A0is a spreadsheet with ball spec's and box
> finishes,with all the balls from 2001 to 08/2008(about 600+ balls) . Zip
> file has both a Excel (xls)and Open office(ods) format sheet.



   
Date: 01 Oct 2008 11:30:07
From: litefrozen
Subject: Re: Ball comparaison chart
nrjyzr@gmail.com wrote:
> This is quite lovely...
>
> Now for a stupid question (only a month later, lol), since I haven't
> kept up with BTM since before my several year hiatus: Could someone
> give a quick cliff's notes explanation of the various condition S/T/C
> ratings?
>
> Sorry for the density moment...
>
> ed

This sheet doesn't include the text part of the ball review's, which has
more detailed information. Such as lane conditions, drillings and
comments from the testers.

See if your proshop has some laying around and take a look or see their
site here.
http://www.bowlingthismonth.com/

As for the numbers
In the columns marked OIL-MEDIUM-DRY-SPORT, you see S-T-C this refer's
to Strokers-Tweeners-Crankers. BTM has a ball tester for each catagory.
(stats on the bowlers can be found in the magazine)

The numbers reflect the opinions of the testers on how the balls reacted
on the four different "fresh conditions".

1-3 is below average performance, 4-6 is average performance and 7-9.5
is excellent performance.

So if your a Stroker, a Tweener or a Cranker, you'll look under the
listing that match's you. If your not into all the technical aspect's of
balls, just stick to these numbers.

As for the other numbers basically its-

Box finish is what the Out of Box (O.O.B.) surface is from the factory.

Hook 1-100 bigger the number the more it hooks.

Backend 1-20 bigger the number the stronger the backend reaction.

Length 1-25 bigger the number the farther it goe's down the lane before
it reacts.

Torque 1-10 The flippiness of the ball, bigger the number more flippy it
is, smaller number the more even at the breakpoint it is.

Diff/Flare 1-10+ -bigger the number more flare.

RG 1-10+ basically lower numbers are more early revving, higher the
number the ball revs later.

Load refers to how the particle content of the coverstock on Particle balls.

These numbers are how the BTM rated them and my not be the same as the
ball company numbers.

As for which numbers to use, thats up to the user, Different bowlers
look for different things.



  
Date: 30 Aug 2008 09:20:22
From: Philippe
Subject: Re: Ball comparaison chart
Many thanks it is exactly what I am looking for !

Congratulations again for your 300 !!!

Philippe
philippe.sionville@bowling.fr REPLACE bowling.fr by wanadoo.fr


"litefrozen" <litefrozen@mothership > a écrit dans le message de news:
hYmdnd3YW6C_LiXVnZ2dnUVZ_qDinZ2d@earthlink.com...
> Philippe wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Some months ago I found a Ball Comparaison Chart on a website.
>> Unfortunately, I forgot the site address.
>>
>> I can send you this chart, so contact me :
>>
>> philippe.sionville@bowling.fr REPLACE bowling.fr by wanadoo.fr
>>
>> Does anybody know this address please.
>>
>> Many thanks in advance
>>
>> Philippe
>>
>>
>>
>
> Heres a spreadsheet comparison
>
> http://home.earthlink.net/~litefrozen/downloads/Ball_Reviews.zip
>
> The Ball Reviews (SS) is a spreadsheet with ball spec's and box
> finishes,with all the balls from 2001 to 08/2008(about 600+ balls) . Zip
> file has both a Excel (xls)and Open office(ods) format sheet.




 
Date: 29 Aug 2008 18:47:47
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Ball comparaison chart
On Aug 29, 11:27=A0am, "Philippe" <phili...@phiphi.fr > wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Some months ago I found a Ball Comparaison Chart on a website.
> Unfortunately, I forgot the =A0site address.
>
> I can send you this chart, so contact me :
>
> philippe.sionvi...@bowling.fr =A0 =A0 REPLACE bowling.fr by wanadoo.fr
>
> Does anybody know this address please.
>
> Many thanks in advance
>
> Philippe

Well, if you send the search string" bowling ball comparison chart" to
the "advanced search, exact phrase" field of almost any on-line search
engine (google, alta vista, etc.), I think you'll get a few
possibilities.

FWIW, try www.bowlingindex.com and www.ballreviews.com to start -
maybe your chart came from here?

Good luck, etc....