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earlyrolling

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Is a 16 pound ball exactly that OOB?
« on: May 27, 2017, 11:36:58 PM »
When you purchase a 16 pound ball, is it 16 lbs exactly or will it be 16 lbs. and some # of ounces?

 

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Re: Is a 16 pound ball exactly that OOB?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 05:11:00 AM »
Balls sold a "16 pounds" will probably range from 15 lb. 12 oz. to 16 lb. 4 oz., more or less. Since drilling (finger and weight holes) can remove as much as 4 oz., the ball can be 16 lb. afterwards, to make it legal. (Personally, I'd like such a ball to be 15 lb. 15 oz., after drilling, because absorbed oil can make it technically illegal at places, like Nationals, where they weigh balls.)
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Re: Is a 16 pound ball exactly that OOB?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 06:21:55 AM »
 Charlest is correct. A bowling balls gross undrilled weight can be a few ounces over 16 lbs, as it is only the after drilled weight that matters. 

 
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Re: Is a 16 pound ball exactly that OOB?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 07:16:18 AM »
I have an friend who ball weight 15 lb 15 oz after drilling went to nationals and was told it was illegal I had the same ball had re-weight and mine had also soaked up almost 3 oz of oil.