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Q: What is the first bowling brand got banned from the USBC in the past?
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First one I recall was in the old ABC and it was the Shur D
USBC I don'tknow

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I do not remember any other ball that was specifically banned, but it may have happened. 

The Shore D was the original "factory soaker" intended to have a soft surface to grip the lane better. The PBA instituted a hardness rule as a result of the soaker, and the ABC followed with its own rule about a year or two later. But the rule affected any ball, and by the time the ABC rule went into effect other manufacturers (beside Columbia) had their own soft-cover balls on the market. Since soaking a ball in solvent can turn any polyester ball soft the rule did not merely apply to a specific model.

And before the hardness rule there were rules regarding imbalance, because some clever bowlers long ago figured out if they added extra weight in particular places they could create more hook. They were called "Dodo Balls", and the scale pro shops use to measure imbalance is still called a Dodo Scale.
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The specific rule that got Motiv in trouble relating to rg differential was instituted a few years ago.  At the time I believe there were a couple of balls on the market that were above the differential limit, but they were grandfathered.  It appears that Motiv was targeting their balls to be right at the maximum, but quality control from batch to batch or ball to ball caused a significant number to exceed the limits. 

Way back after the 72 hardness rule ( 76 for PBA ) came in it was hard to find a ball much under 80 because the manufacturers targeted their stuff enough above the limit to keep from having many rejects. 
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Wonder  what happens to the people that bought these balls?Do they get their
money back or another ball?Id be pissed if I didn't.

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