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Cracked Ball
on: August 21, 2004, 11:07:44 AM
Ok well i have ever seen this and today i did.  I have a ball that has been setting in the closet for about 2 years and today i went in the closet and the ball had a crack all the way around it.  It was cracked all the way throught the coverstock, but didnt crack the core.  My question is what might have caused this to happen.  The closet wasnt hot or the ball also didnt get wet. Let me know what you have to think.

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Re: Cracked Ball
Reply #1 on: August 21, 2004, 10:34:56 PM
Hi Shawn,

Before I got involved in the proshop business, I had the same thing happen to the ball I shot my first 300 with, an AMF Legacy/C, about 8 years ago. I retired the ball at the end of that season, only to dig it out of closet a few years later to find it cracked. Each time I looked at it, the crack was wider and the shell kept separating from the core until a section 1/4 of the way around completely broke off. Since being in business, I have seen it roughly ten more times. Didn't matter what brand or composition, only that the balls which cracked were thin-shelled. I asked several ball reps about possible causes and they seemed consistent in their responses of excessive glue use when installing  grips and slugs. I do remember taking the Legacy to my then driller and having new grips installed mid season that year. He pried the old ones out with a screw driver and the new ones were really glued in. LOL