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bigfish

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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.

Shawn

 

jkiser01

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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!!


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thfonz98

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Re: 2nd or blems
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2004, 06:17:41 PM »
www.bowlersbargains.com ......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 usedbowlingballs.com) 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 patterns...my 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.



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Mr Bass

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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 »
bigfish,
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 Wubowler3x300@aol.com if anyone is interested.  Also have lots of other stuff to get rid of.  Runnin out of space in my room.