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Larry318

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Any Good 3 ball rollers out there?
« on: March 14, 2004, 11:51:29 PM »
Right now I have a non-rolling double bag and a single bag.  I'm tired of carring my double bag on my shoulders.  I'm thinking of buying a 3 ball roller
and I was wondering if any of you guys had any suggestions.  I was looking at the Hammer 3 ball roller.  Thanks.

 

PC Doc

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Re: Any Good 3 ball rollers out there?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2004, 03:06:23 PM »
I have had this one for two years now and it is one of the better bags I have had.

http://bowlersparadise.com/shop/bags/columbia300/air-travel.shtml

NorthernYankee

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Re: Any Good 3 ball rollers out there?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2004, 03:06:35 PM »
Storm rolling Thunder 3-bal is really sweet and its really rugged.

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johns811

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Re: Any Good 3 ball rollers out there?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2004, 03:06:43 PM »
Just my 2 cents. I'm really starting to hate my 3 ball bag.

It is pretty heavy putting in and especially taking it out of the trunk. In the winter, it sucks wheeling it across a snow covered parking lot. Not only that but you end up dragging a bunch of snow in the bowling center. It is difficult to carry in and out of the house. It takes up a bunch of room at the bowling center. I would think about getting a 2 bag roller and use your single ball bag as your 3rd ball.

The 3 ball bags are kind of clumsy IMHO.


seadrive

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Re: Any Good 3 ball rollers out there?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2004, 06:50:03 PM »
I agree with johns811.

I have a 3-ball K&R roller that I never use, because fully loaded, it's a PITA to get in and out of the trunk.  I find myself using my 2-ball roller, and carrying a single-ball bag along with it if I need to.

If I were to get another bag that carries more than 2 balls, it would be a 4-ball roller, with two separate bags.  Makes more sense than a 3-ball roller, IMHO.

However, if you've got your heart set on a 3-ball roller, this one is very good:

http://www.buddiesproshop.com/product.asp?id=470&back=%2Flist%2Easp%3FproductType%3D3%26manID%3D24%26catID%3D14

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TheBowlingKid25

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Re: Any Good 3 ball rollers out there?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2004, 07:10:43 PM »
i have an ebonite big mouth 3 ball roller. I agree that its a pain in the a§s, I would have by far rather just gotten a 4 ball roller, alot easier plus then you can just take half and have a 2 ball bag.
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charlee323

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Re: Any Good 3 ball rollers out there?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2004, 07:51:50 PM »
I also agree with johns 811, mine is sitting in my basement; I would rather carry my 2 ball bag and a single.

seadrive

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Re: Any Good 3 ball rollers out there?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2004, 08:07:09 PM »
One more thing.  The 3-ball rollers are popular with the pro's, because the spaces they have to get their equipment through during matches are often too tight for anything but an inline bag.  I saw this first-hand at the Long Island Open this year.

For the mere mortals (aka "league hacks") among us, 4-ball rollers are a better way to go.
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ChinaManB

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Re: Any Good 3 ball rollers out there?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2004, 10:49:01 PM »
Well I have the Vise 3 ball roller and love it! The handle locks in the up and down position and the thing is built so sturdy it's unbelievable. There are handles all over the thing so it is very easy to handle in and out of the truck and in the house. The bag has about 5 storage pockets,an area for shirts or towels and it holds 2 pairs of my size 12 shoes. I also bought the single ball add on bag that straps to the 3 ball roller. I purchased all of it from www.birddogbowling.com for about $135 shipped. Basically I got a 4 ball roller for $135....not bad!
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