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Author Topic: NuBall Rejuvenator  (Read 966 times)

Mbosco

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NuBall Rejuvenator
« on: March 16, 2013, 04:20:11 PM »
This will be a review of the NuBall Rejuvenator.

Here's the short version: it works great, no ball damage after baking the first 10, and for the moment it's a FANTASTIC price.  Seriously.

My NuBall arrived Wednesday, which was the beginning of my wonderful experience with this product (it wasn't slated to arrive until at least Thursday).  It was packed well, and it comes with a small instruction pamphlet that is very clear about which piece is which and how to put it together.  There is some assembly required, but there are literally only four pieces and all you have to do is set one on top of another.  It is made from fairly high quality plastics.

The heating process works as expected, efficiently and evenly.  There is a dial with which you can set the temperature, although I found the recommended 135* to be adequate.  The process does give off a faint smell, but on a Good-->Bad scale I'd peg it as neutral.  Still, it might cause you to consider setting it up in the garage.

Pros:
--The NuBall doesn't take up much space.  I currently have it set on an endtable in my bedroom.
--The mechanical parts make very little sound.
--The instructions come with pictures of each part.
--The creator/manufacturer will replace broken parts for two years from the date of purchase.
--The heating process is very even.  I haven't found any hot/cool spots on any of the balls I've done.
--About a million times more effective and repeatable than a hot water bath, in my opinion.

Cons:
--There is no power button, as far as I can tell.  To turn it on or off you have to plug/unplug it from the outlet.  Not a big deal, but it would be nice.

All in all, I'm extremely happy that I have this product.  Much thanks to Charlest for bringing it to our attention.

 

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Re: NuBall Rejuvenator
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 11:19:50 PM »
I will agree with almost everything in your review.

Mine came in on Thurs and I immediately took it out to set it up.  I noticed that the top and bottom sections came in a seperate box and fit together snugly.  When I attempted to set the middle barrel section on top of the bottom base piece, I had a bit of frustration in not being able to get them to mesh snugly.  The top section fit snugly on the middle but the bottom gave me a bit of trouble.  It seemed like the bottom was a bit too small or the middle was a bit too large to fit snugly together.  After a bit of fiddling with it, I got them to sit together.  I found out later from the designer that because of the molding process, there has to be a bit of an angle between the top and bottom ends of that large middle section.  This resulted in the bottom of the middle being about 3/16 larger than the top of the middle section.  Not a big issue for me, but something that others may want to be aware of especially the first time setting it up.  After a couple of times of putting it together it does become easier and something that becomes second nature.

My unit ran flawlessly but because of either the balls I chose to use or my already established cleaning regimen, I was unable to draw any oil out of the two balls, a Visionary Blue Sparkle Gryphon that I have been using for the past three months without a hot water bath and an original Blue Warlock that had been sitting around that I had been using prior to the BSG.

I had been communicating with Charlest about the unit and he forwarded my email to the designer who contacted me and explained the middle section process to me.  Nice to have that type of customer service.

I will attempt again after a few months of bowling and see if I can draw any oil out of my ball. 

I think this NuBall will be a good investment for the serious league bowler, especially at this introductory price with the warranty and customer service.

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