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avabob

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Primary purpose of no balance hole rule was to impact no thumbers and two handers. It was perceived that they were gaining an unfair advantage by effectively getting use of an extra balance hole.

The added tolerance for higher static weight limits was added to allow simply plugging the balance while keeping most balls in compliance. The general consensus is that static weights have minimal impact on the modern, core heavy balls .

The sad thing about all of this is that none of it will have much of any impact on the target goup of two handers, but is causing lots of controversy, and animosity among the rest if the bowling community.
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Ahhhhhhhh. Thank you. Never thought about that, but it does make sense. Damn two handers. 
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My general understanding is that almost any ball with a weight hole can just be plugged and it will be legal under the new rules of static weights.. 
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That is correct as long as it now under the 3 oz. rule. I like my Triton Elite just the way it is hence the Styrofoam to fill the void.  
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Originally Posted by avabob
Balance restrictions have already changed . If you have a ball with a balance hole you can plug it now and in most cases it will be legal inder new rulesand will hsve little impact on ball reaction. If you dont wish to plug it now you have until next season before it has to be plugged.


Or your league passes a bylaw allowing any ball that is legal as of today to be legal for use in the foreseeable future [wink]


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They going to drill into my ball to find out? I'll take my chances. 


If you plug the hole as-is (ie: a straight-sided hole), as soon as the ball takes a hit directly on the plug the foam will compress and the plug will push into the ball.  Then you'll get caught with a corked bowling ball and your ball driller will get in trouble.

Make sure you taper that plug hole so that doesn't happen. [wink]





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Very unlikely the extra 1+oz added with the plug will have a noticeable impact on your ball reaction.
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If you plug the hole as-is (ie: a straight-sided hole), as soon as the ball takes a hit directly on the plug the foam will compress and the plug will push into the ball.  Then you'll get caught with a corked bowling ball and your ball driller will get in trouble.

Make sure you taper that plug hole so that doesn't happen. [wink]



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