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http://above180.com/2012/08/top-10-bowlers-hurt-by-reactive-resin/
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Not sure when this article was written, but I would first note that the resin era has been around longer than any other ball or lane surface era ever lasted.  Bowling has always been an environmental game and there have been many monumental changes in that environment over the past 70 years.  Lacquer finish after World War two doomed the full roller stars like Ned Day and rewarded the straighter players like Carter and Weber who adapted their games to the lacquer environment.  The urethane lane finishes, more than the plastic balls, paved the way for the power players and doomed the 60's era strokers like Stefanich Hudson and Laub who couldn't adopt or find a niche on the shorter oiled urethane finish.  Did resin help WRW.  Yes, but only because he had already adopted his game to a harder straighter style that allowed him to win during the urethane era, and worked even better with resin.   

I would argue that resin balls actually hurt fewer players than other surfaces.  The guys who really got hurt by resin were the cup wristed guys who couldn't generate the ball speed to support their rev rate in the higher friction environment.   Resin actually helped guys who were hurt during the urethane short oil era.  I remember vividly my first experience throwing a resin ball.  I thought that I was throwing a yellow dot on steroids, and didn't need a 400 grit surface to hook.   
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My first resin was a teal rhino
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Didn't really like it that much...went back to burgundy hammer before getting a power torq, my 2nd resin which I was able to do better with. Still,in 1994, avg 217 with the burgundy hammer. Danger Zone was my 3rd resin...and that was crap too! That's the last Brunswick I ever threw.
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