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Author Topic: Johnny Petraglia LT-48  (Read 3998 times)

Coolerman

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Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« on: July 15, 2010, 04:41:47 AM »
Has anyone read the Pro File in the July 2010 BJI.A fact that is interesting that I did not know.

They ask Johnny about the LT-48 .What did LT-48 stand for? Johnny answers with.
  Louie Trier was the  chemist who came up with the formula for the ball that Brunswick made.He
  was 48 years old at the time.

 

dogman666

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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 01:07:56 PM »
That ball was a beast back in the day.  Soft as a babys butt!
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 01:27:03 PM »
i still have one undrilled in my case at the shop.....
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 01:56:04 PM »
Is it for sale?  My team would get of kick out of seeing "The Johnny"!
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 01:59:18 PM »
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That ball was a beast back in the day. Soft as a babys butt!
 


I agree.....That ball hooked at your feet.
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 03:47:51 PM »
possibly , what is your offer ?  and no BS dont like offer me 25 dollars, its a gem, make the offer like a gem.
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 03:51:14 PM »
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Louie Trier was the chemist who came up with the formula for the ball that Brunswick made.He
was 48 years old at the time.


Well if that's the case, then no doubt the C-System balls stand for Carmen Salvino.

After all, he's one of the chemists on Brunswicks' staff.


P.S. I still have a Johnny Petraglia LT-48 Gold. And it is gold! Still as strong as it ever was!
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 04:11:12 PM »
The LT 48 was the first true particle ball.

It has crushed walnut shells infused into the rubber and would hook on ice back in the day. Orginally meant to be a "lower" entry level ball, the pros quickly relized what a gem they had in this ball.

IMHO, it's what set off the war between the ball and oil volumes.

The LT48 gold (both solid and pearl) are reactive resin balls
( I have both, NIB )
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 05:19:58 PM »
Although I'm not old enough to have thrown the LT-48 of yesteryear I owned several Johnny Petraglia LT-48 Gold's in the late 1990's and early 2000's and I thought it was a great ball-----very underrated and overlooked.

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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 08:53:04 PM »
I had the original LT-48 in college. I also had the Tommy Hudson LT-51!

The LT-48 was definitely the hook monster of it's day. I also had a bleeder yellow dot - but the LT-48 was stronger!
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2010, 09:08:04 PM »
It wasn't the crushed walnut shells that allowed to 'hook'....

Example first 5 years as opposed to the second 5 years of the ball...
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 09:10:20 PM »
Ric, can you go into further detail ?

Edited on 7/16/2010 9:08 PM

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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2010, 09:16:08 PM »
Yes...
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2010, 09:17:40 PM »
I have 2 on a wall at my shop. The original with the BLOCK letters LT-48 and the newer single line! Not too many of those out I BET!!!!!
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Re: Johnny Petraglia LT-48
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2010, 09:09:10 PM »
Ric, may we please hear some more info on this great ball from the past ?