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Date: 13 Jan 2007 15:14:21
From:
Subject: looking for training ball
am trying to find a full size lite weight ball that i can drill up
and practice my hand releases at home. saw a pic of parker bohn with a
striped ball that looks like it would give instant visual feedback on
release changes. can someone tell me where to find such a ball.




 
Date: 14 Jan 2007 17:39:08
From: Mark
Subject: Re: looking for training ball


> it's perfectly legal for competition use

He just want's something to toss around *at home* to practice his
release. He's not going to spend $100 on a fancy clear ball (or
whatever) to do this unless he has a bunch of cash to waste. His best
option, IMO, is the cheapest polyester ball he can find and throw some
tape on it to mark the important points. Maxim, White Dot, even
something from a big box sporting goods store, yard sale or a used ball
will do.

Hamma -- The foam soccer ball is a popular tip. Other folks use a nerf
football. I'm not a big fan of home drills as I don't think they
translate well to on lane utility but I'm old and crusty about this
stuff. Even using a lighter ball to learn a release on lane has issues
of potentially affecting your timing. Anyway, I prefer to get my
practice in on the lanes with my coach whenever possible. However,
others enjoy doing home stuff and that's cool too - whatever works for
you.

Cheers,

Mark



 
Date: 14 Jan 2007 12:05:46
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: looking for training ball
> You can also use tape on the ball on your axis point when PRACTICING at
> the bowling center.

Actually, have your driller drill a SHALLOW (i.e. 1/2" deep) 1/2" hole
at the axis point then fill it with resin that's a CONTRASTING COLOR to
the shell (i.e. white or bright yellow for dark shells, black or navy
for light shells). Alternately, etch a 1/2" diameter mark into the
shell and fill it with CONTRASTING COLOR paint (make sure you "set" the
paint so it stays around a while).

It'll be very noticeable, it's perfectly legal for competition use (the
mark/fill is considered "part of the ball") and doesn't affect ball
performance one iota. :)



 
Date: 14 Jan 2007 05:57:25
From: bkernan15@gmail.com
Subject: Re: looking for training ball
House balls are usually purchased through local distributors and bought
in bulk as there are various margins for purchasing items wholesale
through a distributor. Your best bet is just a plain old white dot and
drill it so you can see the dot where you want and/or use white tape.
You can also use tape on the ball on your axis point when PRACTICING at
the bowling center. Even though foreign substances on the ball are
illegal in league play they are okay when you are practicing by
yourself.
BK

On Jan 13, 10:19 pm, hamma...@bda.net wrote:
> thanks mark, i had considered taping a light weight house ball but i
> didn't have any idea of the cost of the type ball i was looking for. i
> will google around for a web or zebra. would you happen to know where
> the bowling centers order their house balls from, i asked my pro shop
> and they said the center didn't come thru them.
>
> On 13 Jan 2007 17:26:35 -0800, "Mark" <twobowl...@aol.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> >hamma...@bda.net wrote:
> >> am trying to find a full size lite weight ball that i can drill up
> >> and practice my hand releases at home. saw a pic of parker bohn with a
> >> striped ball that looks like it would give instant visual feedback on
> >> release changes. can someone tell me where to find such a ball.
>
> >Not sure the idea is solid but the ball you are asking about was by
> >Brunswick called "The Web". They were short lived as IIRC they didn't
> >get ABC approval for the ball. You'll need to poke around for one.
>
> >The Ebonite "zebra" series might also work (Zebra, Zebra Too and Zebra
> >III).
>
> >Remember that these fancy spare balls tend to be expensive compared to
> >generic polyester balls. Since you are just going to throw this around
> >at home why don't you just drill up the cheapest ball you can find and
> >use colored tape or even paint to put lines on it where ever you like?
>
> >Good luck,
>
> >Mark- Hide quoted text -- Show quoted text -



 
Date: 14 Jan 2007 22:33:08
From: Spammy Sammy
Subject: Re: looking for training ball

<hamma101@bda.net > wrote in message
news:griiq251de2pjd197cmmpnive793abtt0j@4ax.com...
> am trying to find a full size lite weight ball that i can drill up
> and practice my hand releases at home. saw a pic of parker bohn with a
> striped ball that looks like it would give instant visual feedback on
> release changes. can someone tell me where to find such a ball.

Try this one
http://www.brunswickbowling.com/cool

Alternatively how about a Storm Soccer?
http://www.stormbowling.com/products/balls/archive-ball.asp?ballid=162




  
Date: 14 Jan 2007 16:17:47
From:
Subject: Re: looking for training ball
thanks all for the responses and ideas, i will try an alley ball with
tape. btw i was given an interesting suggestion on another forum, a
fella drilled up a foam soccer ball and is using it for the same
purpose i am intending. again thanks all...




>
><hamma101@bda.net> wrote in message
>news:griiq251de2pjd197cmmpnive793abtt0j@4ax.com...
>> am trying to find a full size lite weight ball that i can drill up
>> and practice my hand releases at home. saw a pic of parker bohn with a
>> striped ball that looks like it would give instant visual feedback on
>> release changes. can someone tell me where to find such a ball.
>



 
Date: 13 Jan 2007 17:26:35
From: Mark
Subject: Re: looking for training ball

hamma101@bda.net wrote:
> am trying to find a full size lite weight ball that i can drill up
> and practice my hand releases at home. saw a pic of parker bohn with a
> striped ball that looks like it would give instant visual feedback on
> release changes. can someone tell me where to find such a ball.

Not sure the idea is solid but the ball you are asking about was by
Brunswick called "The Web". They were short lived as IIRC they didn't
get ABC approval for the ball. You'll need to poke around for one.

The Ebonite "zebra" series might also work (Zebra, Zebra Too and Zebra
III).

Remember that these fancy spare balls tend to be expensive compared to
generic polyester balls. Since you are just going to throw this around
at home why don't you just drill up the cheapest ball you can find and
use colored tape or even paint to put lines on it where ever you like?

Good luck,

Mark



  
Date: 14 Jan 2007 08:55:21
From: 6ballman
Subject: Re: looking for training ball
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The Storm red, white and blue "basketball" spare ball would work also.
Same problem though. They get a premium price for that kind of ball. Any
of the current trend of multicolor, swirly cover stocks should produce
the feedback you are looking for. Problem then becomes finding one in a
light enough weight. Looks like if you are going new it will be 100$
either way. Maybe Columbia's White Dot is multicolored enough to provide
the feedback you are looking for. I can look at my brother's going down
the lane and see the diff between a 10 pin release and if he threw it at
the pocket for a strike. That ball comes in a variety of color schemes.
Some may be better that others for what you have in mind, but it would
be the cheap alternative - 45$ @ buddies before shipping and then you
have to pay to have it drilled. The purple/green/white one looks like it
would work nicely.

https://www.buddiesproshop.com/products/1-Bowling_Balls/0~99999/6-Columbia_300/0-All/All/page.htm?white+dot

Mark wrote:
> hamma101@bda.net wrote:
>
>> am trying to find a full size lite weight ball that i can drill up
>> and practice my hand releases at home. saw a pic of parker bohn with a
>> striped ball that looks like it would give instant visual feedback on
>> release changes. can someone tell me where to find such a ball.
>>
>
> Not sure the idea is solid but the ball you are asking about was by
> Brunswick called "The Web". They were short lived as IIRC they didn't
> get ABC approval for the ball. You'll need to poke around for one.
>
> The Ebonite "zebra" series might also work (Zebra, Zebra Too and Zebra
> III).
>
> Remember that these fancy spare balls tend to be expensive compared to
> generic polyester balls. Since you are just going to throw this around
> at home why don't you just drill up the cheapest ball you can find and
> use colored tape or even paint to put lines on it where ever you like?
>
> Good luck,
>
> Mark
>
>

--
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"I do not find in orthodox Christianity
one redeeming feature."
-- Thomas Jefferson


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The Storm red, white and blue "basketball" spare ball would work also.
Same problem though. They get a premium price for that kind of ball.
Any of the current trend of multicolor, swirly cover stocks should
produce the feedback you are looking for. Problem then becomes finding
one in a light enough weight. Looks like if you are going new it will
be 100$ either way. Maybe Columbia's White Dot is multicolored enough
to provide the feedback you are looking for. I can look at my brother's
going down the lane and see the diff between a 10 pin release and if he
threw it at the pocket for a strike. That ball comes in a variety of
color schemes. Some may be better that others for what you have in
mind, but it would be the cheap alternative - 45$ @ buddies before
shipping and then you have to pay to have it drilled. The
purple/green/white one looks like it would work nicely.<br >
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<pre wrap="" >am trying to find a full size lite weight ball that i can drill up
and practice my hand releases at home. saw a pic of parker bohn with a
striped ball that looks like it would give instant visual feedback on
release changes. can someone tell me where to find such a ball.
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Not sure the idea is solid but the ball you are asking about was by
Brunswick called "The Web". They were short lived as IIRC they didn't
get ABC approval for the ball. You'll need to poke around for one.

The Ebonite "zebra" series might also work (Zebra, Zebra Too and Zebra
III).

Remember that these fancy spare balls tend to be expensive compared to
generic polyester balls. Since you are just going to throw this around
at home why don't you just drill up the cheapest ball you can find and
use colored tape or even paint to put lines on it where ever you like?

Good luck,

Mark

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Date: 13 Jan 2007 21:19:36
From:
Subject: Re: looking for training ball
thanks mark, i had considered taping a light weight house ball but i
didn't have any idea of the cost of the type ball i was looking for. i
will google around for a web or zebra. would you happen to know where
the bowling centers order their house balls from, i asked my pro shop
and they said the center didn't come thru them.

On 13 Jan 2007 17:26:35 -0800, "Mark" <twobowlers@aol.com > wrote:

>
>hamma101@bda.net wrote:
>> am trying to find a full size lite weight ball that i can drill up
>> and practice my hand releases at home. saw a pic of parker bohn with a
>> striped ball that looks like it would give instant visual feedback on
>> release changes. can someone tell me where to find such a ball.
>
>Not sure the idea is solid but the ball you are asking about was by
>Brunswick called "The Web". They were short lived as IIRC they didn't
>get ABC approval for the ball. You'll need to poke around for one.
>
>The Ebonite "zebra" series might also work (Zebra, Zebra Too and Zebra
>III).
>
>Remember that these fancy spare balls tend to be expensive compared to
>generic polyester balls. Since you are just going to throw this around
>at home why don't you just drill up the cheapest ball you can find and
>use colored tape or even paint to put lines on it where ever you like?
>
>Good luck,
>
>Mark