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bowler231

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Original Bull Whip
on: November 21, 2016, 07:43:28 AM
Does anyone have the ball specs for the original Bull Whip? What about a picture of the core? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

charlest

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Re: Original Bull Whip
Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 10:34:16 AM
"None are so blind as those who will not see."

bowler231

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Re: Original Bull Whip
Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 11:03:08 AM
That was my first resource. That's why I'm here. All it says is RG low, Differential high. I'm looking for the actual specs.

Rightycomplex

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Re: Original Bull Whip
Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 04:56:36 AM
It was something like RG 2.48 Diff 0.048. The same core is in the Bull Whip SE. I didn't very my care for the thickness of the SE but the SE rolled close to the original so I couldn't complain.
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bowler231

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Re: Original Bull Whip
Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 07:47:07 AM
It was something like RG 2.48 Diff 0.048. The same core is in the Bull Whip SE. I didn't very my care for the thickness of the SE but the SE rolled close to the original so I couldn't complain.

I don't think it is the same core or core specs. I guess no ones knows or has actual information from 1998.

Jesse James

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Re: Original Bull Whip
Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 08:44:14 AM
I had two of those balls. They were two of my favorite pieces at the time I used them. I think righty Complex pretty much nailed it, and I trust his instincts since he is a professional driller.

All the balls that I am drawn to, and seem to fit my style have those exact stats. RG at 2.48 and differential .048. When I went down the list of the successful balls I have used, they were all pretty much in that same area....VG, Optimus, Phase, even an old Quest. Check out those stats and see....
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Re: Original Bull Whip
Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 10:01:18 AM
If I am not mistaken, the original Bull Whip had one, if not the lowest RG in a bowling ball, and was around 2.45.

I do not remember the diff and I am 99% sure the new core is NOT the original core from 20 years ago.

The original Bull Whip I believe was poured by Ebonite before AMF moved to Columbia for production.

bowler231

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Re: Original Bull Whip
Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 10:34:41 AM
If I am not mistaken, the original Bull Whip had one, if not the lowest RG in a bowling ball, and was around 2.45.

I do not remember the diff and I am 99% sure the new core is NOT the original core from 20 years ago.

The original Bull Whip I believe was poured by Ebonite before AMF moved to Columbia for production.
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And that's what I was looking for. I know for a fact that the min RG was raised by USBC some time ago and that older balls had much lower RG's than they do today. I also remember seeing the core a long time ago and know that it looked nothing like the core in the S.E.

I'm trying to get accurate information as I have just acquired one and want see how it fits into my arsenal.

Rightycomplex

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Re: Original Bull Whip
Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 11:06:45 PM
i appreciate the trust lol but drillers can be wrong. Bowl123 used to have that information. I don't know what happened to it. I remember it being like 2.46 or 8 and .048. The core shape is the same, the density is different. I remember having this convo when the SE came out. My question is, why do you ask???? You have a few new ones you eyeballing? LOL
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BradleyInIrving

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Re: Original Bull Whip
Reply #9 on: November 23, 2016, 02:40:03 PM
You guys sure it was in the .048 diff range? i swore it was much higher almost like the SD-73 in the .07 range.. and i think 2.45 for rg was generous.. i think it was in the 2.43 maybe 2.44 area..