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2nd or blems
« on: March 12, 2004, 12:45:19 AM »
Does any one know where i can get some 2nd or blem balls. THis is because i am a college student and i can't offord to buy a new ball. I am looking for storm and brunswick.




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Re: 2nd or blems
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2004, 03:56:23 PM »
Just buy used equipment. I do that all the time and that will save you alot of $$$. 2nds and blems are not a very safe purchase unless you can see them in person BEFORE you buy them. There have been horror stories on this forum about people buying blesm or 2nds on Ebay.. I would not do it, unless you can see before you buy.

You might get a ball with 5 oz of top and a 5 inch pin.. Ouch!!

If they only made a ball that would carry that d*mn 10 pin..

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Re: 2nd or blems
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2004, 06:17:41 PM » ......half weights(0.5-0.8 oz. i beleive?) for good prices on some storm balls

i use used balls from my teammates in one of my leagues(got a total of 21, ive only drilled 4, gave 2 to another teammate, one to another league bowler, three to another bowler for his sons)

buying used balls(i happily bought one from are more likely to give you a good experience than having a odd ball funky weighted turd of a ball(blem).

only thing with used balls is you can end up with some really wierd drill storm trauma has been plugged three times so replugging it wasnt really a good idea so i had to change the surface of the cover.

Edited on 3/12/2004 7:20 PM

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Re: 2nd or blems
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2004, 09:55:02 PM »
I've bought two blems for cheap: a blue Rock On with a 5" pin and an Arc with a 2" pin and 5 oz top weight. You can expect either one of those types of blems or something else, just remember that you're taking a risk...
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Re: 2nd or blems
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2004, 10:04:11 PM »
I bought 2 storm Tour Power blems and these balls have been nothing short of fantastic.  Only thing you have to do if you buy a blem is just have your pro shop guy check and see exactly how much top weight is in the ball and properly locate the pin and cg.  

Billy D.

I am also selling my 2 tour powers because i dropped weight to 15.   The tour powers are 16 pounds.  Both are brand new due to revive and rejuvenate.  Email me at if anyone is interested.  Also have lots of other stuff to get rid of.  Runnin out of space in my room.