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 What is my next ball?
 Storm Phaze II 2 50%
 Hammer Black Urethane 1 25%
 Stick to my purple urethane and pink black widow 1 25%
Total votes: 4. This poll has been closed.


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I brought my ball to the pro shop in the area and the guy told me the ball cannot repair. Unfortunately, this ball was only 4 years old Storm urethane. The ball was damaged from TSA security that inspection the bowling ball bag after check-in.

RIP my pitch black [frown]


Do you think the pitch black is possible to repair?

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There's nothing wrong with that ball...it's just a scratch.  As long as it's not on your track it's not a problem.  Hell, if you saw the condition of my Faball black Hammer you'd think it's so far gone that it should be thrown out, yet I have three 300 games, a 295,  and an 800 series on it in the last 4 years!

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There's nothing wrong with that ball...it's just a scratch.  As long as it's not on your track it's not a problem.  Hell, if you saw the condition of my Faball black Hammer you'd think it's so far gone that it should be thrown out, yet I have three 300 games, a 295,  and an 800 series on it in the last 4 years!



A solid 295, I might add [biggrin]
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Probably not a good idea to repair it anyway. Not sure on the exact rule, but if you repair it and block out the serial number it may not be eligible for tournament play. I really can't see a league not letting you use it. I'd clear it with the league officers before repairing it. That being said the ball is fine.  
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A solid 295, I might add [biggrin]


Not to threadjack, but that 295 needs an explanation.  Big 5?  PBA Washout?  That latter isn't as likely with urethane, tho! [thumb]
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Pitch black is a 10 pin ball.  Unless you throw with 2 hands or bowl in a parking lot. 
The ball looks fine to me.  Who told you that it couldn't be used?

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Pitch Black is more than a 10-pin ball. This ball is dead-money on short, sport patterns or leftover open-play shots.

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Probably not a good idea to repair it anyway. Not sure on the exact rule, but if you repair it and block out the serial number it may not be eligible for tournament play. I really can't see a league not letting you use it. I'd clear it with the league officers before repairing it. That being said the ball is fine.  


If serial number is blocked out, you just have to re-engrave it (it doesn't even have to be the same number) to keep it legal.

From the USBC Equip. Spec. manual
Bowling Ball Specifications
Any bowling ball used in USBC certified competition must be approved and identifiable as a ball
listed on the “Approved Ball List” located on the Equipment Specifications page on http://www.BOWL.
com with the exception of House Balls. )Additionally, for identification purposes, each ball must
have some form of serial number (this may be engraved or re-engraved by the bowler; the
ball’s original brand and model names or logos must also be engraved on each ball (these may
not be re-engraved by the bowler). No additional logos or designs may be added to a previously
approved ball without written consent from the USBC.

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I brought my ball to the pro shop in the area and the guy told me the ball cannot repair. Unfortunately, this ball was only 4 years old Storm urethane. The ball was damaged from TSA security that inspection the bowling ball bag after check-in.

RIP my pitch black [frown]


Do you think the pitch black is possible to repair?



The proshop told you a load of BS, it could easily be repaired by them.

You could fill it yourself with a tube of superglue, I've done it many times. There's even a kit you can buy "Master Kwik Patch Kit" which is just superglue and some glue accelerator for filling in minor damage like that.

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Not to threadjack, but that 295 needs an explanation.  Big 5?  PBA Washout?  That latter isn't as likely with urethane, tho! [thumb]


Bowling in our local City Tournament a few years back at a place called Miller Lanes...old wood lanes that tend to be dry with very snappy backends.  Everybody else was trying to cover boards with resin, I was throwing the black Hammer with some speed between 2nd and 3rd arrows and getting away with it.  On the final shot I let up on my speed just a bit and the ball snapped on the backend and went through the nose, leaving a Greek church.  Needless to say it was a little embarrassing, but I was proud of myself for even getting that close.  The ball return and every space in the settee was covered with resin balls, and my humble black Hammer easily had high game on the pair.  People took notice.


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