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Author Topic: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean  (Read 889 times)

Kevin

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What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« on: April 30, 2003, 07:23:14 PM »
What do the numbers on a Ball mean

I just recieved a Bruns Urathane Groove with the number BRA6349.

Is that just the item Number? OR does it having meanin?
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Bjaardker

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Re: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2003, 10:27:12 AM »
That is the serial number of the ball.

It's used by the ABC & other organizations to verify legality when an honor score is shot.

Also, Many times you can tell what production lot the ball is from by the serial number. IMHO The best example of this is the various lots of Columbia yellow dots over the years & how various serial numbers were more sought after than others due to abnormal hardness/softness in the shell. The infamous "Bleeders" come to mind.

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Re: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2003, 10:30:12 AM »
Yes they are the serial number of the ball. Each ball for a manufacture has a unique number assigned as it is made.

For Brunswick it is a code. If you know the code you can tell when the ball was made and what batch it was in.

Columbia, Track and the old FABALL hammers (I don't know about the new ones)have the year of manufacture as the either the first digit or first two digits.

I'm sure others do the same. Ebonite, Storm, etc.

I'm sure there is some meaning to the rest of the numbers but I don't know the codes.


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Re: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2003, 10:41:50 AM »
The number indicates the number of pins a ball will knock down before self-destruction.  You have a low number, so be very careful how and when you use your ball.
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Kevin

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Re: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2003, 11:02:39 AM »
tisker, you haven't seen me Bowl. This Ball will last me a Long, LOOOONG Time.
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Re: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2003, 11:46:08 AM »
Storm's serial numbers are ridiculous.  Brunswick and Lane 1 are both 7 digits, Storm is something like 15.  And at tournaments where you have to record the model and make of every ball you have along with the serial numbers, you just want to leave the Storms at home sometimes.
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Re: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2003, 12:05:48 PM »
/begin thread digression

KFH, I cannot speak to every tourney, but many are satisfied with the ball and last four digits being listed.  

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Re: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2003, 12:10:25 PM »
Lol, not the tournaments I went to, and they were only youth tournaments at that!  However, they were highly competitive, and we had a pretty good amount of awesome college bowlers bowl them.  Sean Rash used to bowl them before he turned adult, and Olivia Sandham (the FEMALE national youth champion) would compete on the girls side as well.  So yeah, national champions and their teammates who finished in the top 50 nationally bowled these tournaments.  Lotta fun!
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Re: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2003, 12:37:39 PM »
/resume thread digression

Is Clutch still having problems with the Lane#1 website?

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Re: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2003, 01:11:33 PM »
I have a silver diamond witch is my go to ball that I absolutley love.The first time I shot three hundred with it I noticed the serial# started with my nameIs that wierd or what.

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Re: What do the Numbers on a Ball mean
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2003, 02:24:28 PM »
Woah, with a serial number that says BRA in it, he either needs to throw it like a girl, or will be getting a high CPL avg with it.