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Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« on: September 04, 2008, 01:47:20 PM »
October 1, 2008.  Linds footwear is illegal to use in all PBA competition.

 

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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2008, 06:10:47 PM »
I'm not good enough to even consider trying out for the PBA, but I do prefer my old Lind's Exxxtras compared to my newer Dynarooz Tour Ultras only because of the teflon pucks available.  

Because my center has synthetic approaches and poor cleaning of the approaches, they are usually very sticky and it is not unusual to see other bowlers stick or even fall.  With my bad back and bad knee, I need all the slide I can get without coming to an abrupt stop, so I have been using teflon pucks on my Exxxtras and that was one reason for my ordering a pair of Dynarooz Tour Ultras.  The bad news is that the teflon pucks that come with the Tour Ultras is of very thin quality and not very durable.  Thanks to a discussion with Charlest on this subject, I have made a few of my own teflon pucks for the Tour Ultras and they seem to be working out good so far.  


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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2008, 10:20:57 PM »
I wore Linds until plantar fasciitis forced me to switch to Dexter.  

My SST6 LX's are entering their 5th season and aside from a little scuff mark on the white leather tip of the right shoe where I stick the landing, they're in great shape.  I love them so much there's a brand new pair in my closet when this pair finally gives up the ghost.  

I still miss my Linds, though, and really love those pink/black shoes I've seen on a few websites.  Good 'n Plenty candy colors

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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2008, 11:00:27 PM »
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It's not that I don't like them, It's just I have never seen anyone use them.



noturcuzin,
If you could see my feet in the InSite Revelation video (which you cannot), you would have seen someone with Linds on...

I wore Linds up until this past summer, but I made the switch to Dexter when my ten year old Linds finally wore out.


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Thanks for the heads up Paul. Now from reading some of the replies I know of some people who use Linds. Just to clear things up with everyone including Charlest, when TheCrownedPrince said "Who uses Linds anyway?" I was agreeing with him in the sense that I have never seen anyone in my area wear Linds. Everybody around here uses Dexter and Etonic. Sorry if I sounded like a jerk, I didn't intend to.
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Sorry. I thought you were being sarcasic and reinforcing his viewpoint.
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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2008, 11:05:12 PM »
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I'm not good enough to even consider trying out for the PBA, but I do prefer my old Lind's Exxxtras compared to my newer Dynarooz Tour Ultras only because of the teflon pucks available.  

Because my center has synthetic approaches and poor cleaning of the approaches, they are usually very sticky and it is not unusual to see other bowlers stick or even fall.  With my bad back and bad knee, I need all the slide I can get without coming to an abrupt stop, so I have been using teflon pucks on my Exxxtras and that was one reason for my ordering a pair of Dynarooz Tour Ultras.  The bad news is that the teflon pucks that come with the Tour Ultras is of very thin quality and not very durable.  Thanks to a discussion with Charlest on this subject, I have made a few of my own teflon pucks for the Tour Ultras and they seem to be working out good so far.  
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Gary and I have made our Linds Exxtras work on many conditions and with great longevity using home made teflon inserts. I have American made ones and they last 10 - 15 years on average. I'm on my last American made pair but they are in no danger of wearing out any time soon.
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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2008, 11:11:27 PM »
Then sorry, But I find it so far fetched that no one is using Linds at all??

here in central NJ, I see maybe a 50/50 mix of Linds and Dexters. I have tried Dexters several times, when my Linds needed replacing. Each of the three times, the Dexters virtually self-destructed, soles coming off, threads coming apart, etc.

I've used 4 pairs of Linds since 1984. The last two are/were Linds Exxtras, for which I made my own teflon inserts. My only hope to continue bowling when my last pair goes is that I can make a pair of 900Globals work somehow.

Sorry to raise such a fuss over nothing. I thought you guys were being sarcastic. As I said, that had not been my experience with you. I should have withheld judgement until I checked. Apologies.


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charlest,

it wasn't meant to be a "childish" reply. as noturcuzin said, i've never seen anyone use them and i don't think the shop at my center has stocked them in years.

simply a question.

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To noturcuzin and TheCrownedPrince,

I had assumed you two were capable of betetr than this.

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who uses Linds anyway?
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Is that kind of childish reply really necessary?

A whole lot of us use Linds, in VAST preference to Dexters, whose crap seems to fall apart by looking at it sideways.
Is this the kind of Ballreviews.com you want to see???

If so, I'll be glad to oblige. If not, please restrain yourself from such negative comments. They serve no useful purpose.

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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2008, 11:18:50 PM »
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It's not that I don't like them, It's just I have never seen anyone use them.



noturcuzin,
If you could see my feet in the InSite Revelation video (which you cannot), you would have seen someone with Linds on...

I wore Linds up until this past summer, but I made the switch to Dexter when my ten year old Linds finally wore out.


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Thanks for the heads up Paul. Now from reading some of the replies I know of some people who use Linds. Just to clear things up with everyone including Charlest, when TheCrownedPrince said "Who uses Linds anyway?" I was agreeing with him in the sense that I have never seen anyone in my area wear Linds. Everybody around here uses Dexter and Etonic. Sorry if I sounded like a jerk, I didn't intend to.
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Edited on 9/5/2008 11:09 AM


Sorry. I thought you were being sarcasic and reinforcing his viewpoint.
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That's ok. I would never say anything bad about another company, I mean there are bowling ball companies balls and shoe companies that I have tried and they don't work well for me but I would never say anything to insult anyone using there equipment or the company that makes the equipment. I'm glad we cleared this up charlest.
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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2008, 11:35:18 PM »
I know for a fact that Michael Fagan wore Linds on tour all of last year, so I'm wondering who he is going to go to for shoes.
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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2008, 01:40:03 AM »
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They sell a cleat sole and teflon inserts for the Dynorooz/3G Tour Ultras. My pair came with these.


The teflon inserts are what I was referring to as teflon pucks. Whenever I hear the word cleat, I think of spikes or studs used for traction protruding from the bottom of the shoe.


 
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a. A projecting piece of metal or hard rubber attached to the underside of a shoe to provide traction.
b. cleats A pair of shoes with such projections on the soles.




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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2008, 10:11:00 AM »
I kept my classic linds when I got my sst7's. The linds are still fine after 14+ years of use. My sst's are less than 3 years old and the back of the slide shoe inside has been in need of repair for more than a year. Knew i should have bought Etonics.

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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2008, 10:22:16 AM »
For me it's an issue of comfort. I have had some great Linds Classics (made in China) that may never wear out, but the past 2-3 years have worn Dexter with no regrets. They are not as durable as the Linds that I've owned, but there's no comparison comfort-wise. Now when I put on my old Linds it feels like I've strapped two pieces of cardboard on to my feet (comparatively) so It would be hard to go back without a real adjustment period.


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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2008, 11:35:31 AM »
I remember as a youngster in the 80's that you weren'ta bowler unless you wore Lind's Classic. You weren't an impressive bowler unless you had the Lind's Custom Classic with some sort of Metallic toe. How times and business change. There was never a shoe that lasted as long as the circa 1980's Linds...

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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2008, 11:58:42 AM »
I still wear Linds Special Edition Blue/Gold.  I am on my second pair and have a brand new pair that I keep in my bag I bought on closeout from Bowling Supply.  I have worn nothing but Linds since YABA.  The reason I never switched to Dexter, is because I tried on a pair of SSTs back in late 90s, and compared to my Linds, they felt like I was standing on a 2x4.  Also, everytime I went to bowl tournaments, I always heard more people who wore Dexter complain about approaches whereas I never have a problem.  I stand by my Linds.
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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2008, 12:59:26 PM »
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Beans,

The ones made in America are still made MUCH better than anything made in Mexico or China. I had a pair of Exxtras made by Linds in Somerset, WI, bought around 1995. When I heard they were moving to Mexico, July 2000, I bought a 2nd pair and put them away. When I wore out the edge of the heel on the 1st pair around 2005, I started using the 2nd pair. I suspect I "only" have another 6 - 8 years on this 2nd pair. But by then the Linds repair place will have fixed up the heel of my first pair ...

The stitching and the leather on both pairs of shoes are still in prime condition.

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Re: Unable to use this in PBA competition starting..
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2008, 06:29:53 PM »
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I had a pair of Exxtras made by Linds in Somerset, WI, bought around 1995.  


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