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Date: 26 May 2008 11:24:32
From:
Subject: Is this old ball worth keeping?
Hearing of my renewed interest in bowling, my girlfriend's Dad gave me
his old ball, an Ebonite Don Carter Gyro that's been plugged and
redrilled at least once. I believe it's 15# or 16#, but I don't have a
scale to check it. Is this worth keeping, or should I consign it to
the house racks at the local center?




 
Date: 16 Jun 2008 17:00:30
From: pepsikid3967
Subject: Re: Is this old ball worth keeping?
If you like the ball then bowl with it! I actually prefer a Blue
Hammer Urethane bowling ball because it does not hook as hard as a
resin reactive.Besides as long as you practice with the bowling ball
you should be able to utilize it to your advantage.

Most bowlers want to blame there bowling equipment to much ,when most
of the time it is their own mistakes that cause bowling errors.Try
bowling a few games with it,if it does'nt react the way you would like!
Try moving to another house to see if you get the same reaction.This
will tell if you can even utilize the ball at all.

Robert Eckert
www.winningatbowling.com

On May 28, 1:54=A0am, "Darby" <tenpinhawk...@mchsi.com > wrote:
> Do whatever you want. You asked what you should do with it and I gave you =
my
> opinion. There are many balls on the market that you could use with more
> success. If you want to keep it, it's okay.
> Dar
>
>
>
> <electronic_d...@hotmail.com> wrote =A0wrote:
> >> No don't use it, it's barely worth putting on the rack. That is a
> >> dinosaur.
> >> Dar
>
> > Hey, the ol' man shot a 299 with it, and that was *before* he had it
> > plugged and drilled fingertip!
>
> > Maybe I'll just keep it as a curio.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -



 
Date: 27 May 2008 19:07:38
From:
Subject: Re: Is this old ball worth keeping?
On May 26, 10:00 pm, "Darby" <tenpinhawk...@mchsi.com > wrote:
> No don't use it, it's barely worth putting on the rack. That is a dinosaur.
> Dar

Hey, the ol' man shot a 299 with it, and that was *before* he had it
plugged and drilled fingertip!

Maybe I'll just keep it as a curio.


  
Date: 28 May 2008 05:54:47
From: Darby
Subject: Re: Is this old ball worth keeping?
Do whatever you want. You asked what you should do with it and I gave you my
opinion. There are many balls on the market that you could use with more
success. If you want to keep it, it's okay.
Dar

<electronic_dave@hotmail.com > wrote wrote:
>> No don't use it, it's barely worth putting on the rack. That is a
>> dinosaur.
>> Dar
>
> Hey, the ol' man shot a 299 with it, and that was *before* he had it
> plugged and drilled fingertip!
>
> Maybe I'll just keep it as a curio.




 
Date: 27 May 2008 03:00:13
From: Darby
Subject: Re: Is this old ball worth keeping?
No don't use it, it's barely worth putting on the rack. That is a dinosaur.
Dar
<electronic_dave@hotmail.com > wrote
> Hearing of my renewed interest in bowling, my girlfriend's Dad gave me
> his old ball, an Ebonite Don Carter Gyro that's been plugged and
> redrilled at least once. I believe it's 15# or 16#, but I don't have a
> scale to check it. Is this worth keeping, or should I consign it to
> the house racks at the local center?




 
Date: 26 May 2008 15:18:14
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Is this old ball worth keeping?
> Actually, the ball's about 40 years old and I'm pretty sure it's
> rubber.

If it's that old, then it is a hard rubber ball and not worth using.

> As for urethane, I'm definitely going to look into that once I've
> reached a decent level of skill from working out with the plastic
> ball. When I first started bowling again, I was using an old urethane
> house ball and I liked the way it behaved on the lanes. It was a
> little grabbier than plastic at the back end, but not so much as to be
> hard to control.

Go back to the aforementioned thread and watch the video of the
"solid" urethane ball killing the pins. While a "plain" urethane may
not have the "bend" of a reactive, in A Trained Hand it'll hit just as
hard, etc. as a modern "hook monster". :)

Good luck on your "training" and I hope your skill level increases. :)


 
Date: 26 May 2008 14:36:26
From:
Subject: Re: Is this old ball worth keeping?
On May 26, 4:20 pm, PromptJock <102151.3...@compuserve.com > wrote:
> > Hearing of my renewed interest in bowling, my girlfriend's Dad gave me
> > his old ball, an Ebonite Don Carter Gyro that's been plugged and
> > redrilled at least once. I believe it's 15# or 16#, but I don't have a
> > scale to check it. Is this worth keeping, or should I consign it to
> > the house racks at the local center?
>
> I'm gonna assume it's a vintage "first generation" solid urethane
> ball. If you're a "stroker", it's still a valuable ball to use on
> "dry" conditions or if you primarily play "down and in".
>
> If you go back to a thread last week on "urethane" balls, one of the
> sites I provided has a video of a CURRENT PRODUCTION "solid urethane"
> ball being delivered on a House Shot and DECIMATING the pins!

Actually, the ball's about 40 years old and I'm pretty sure it's
rubber.

As for urethane, I'm definitely going to look into that once I've
reached a decent level of skill from working out with the plastic
ball. When I first started bowling again, I was using an old urethane
house ball and I liked the way it behaved on the lanes. It was a
little grabbier than plastic at the back end, but not so much as to be
hard to control.


 
Date: 26 May 2008 14:20:44
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Is this old ball worth keeping?
> Hearing of my renewed interest in bowling, my girlfriend's Dad gave me
> his old ball, an Ebonite Don Carter Gyro that's been plugged and
> redrilled at least once. I believe it's 15# or 16#, but I don't have a
> scale to check it. Is this worth keeping, or should I consign it to
> the house racks at the local center?

I'm gonna assume it's a vintage "first generation" solid urethane
ball. If you're a "stroker", it's still a valuable ball to use on
"dry" conditions or if you primarily play "down and in".

If you go back to a thread last week on "urethane" balls, one of the
sites I provided has a video of a CURRENT PRODUCTION "solid urethane"
ball being delivered on a House Shot and DECIMATING the pins!