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Hook Again
« on: July 31, 2003, 10:39:58 AM »
So now that this product is out, for you that have tryed it already, does it really work???? I want to shock my Icon 2 back to life for this upcoming fall season where theres a lot more scholarship money and tourneys going on.

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Re: Hook Again
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2003, 02:04:29 AM »
I haven't tried it yet.  My proshop is getting it soon.  I think he said he would charge around $15 for the service.  I've never had anything I bought new  die on me.  I own mostly pearls, and I regularly clean and resurface my dull equipment.  I do have a Ebonite Dominator that I got used in a trade.  I had the oil bled and resurfaced, but I was never impressed with it as an oiler.  It might be a good candidate for the experiment.
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Re: Hook Again
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2003, 12:51:42 PM »
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Re: Hook Again
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2003, 03:42:17 AM »
Strider, I can say that you are very fortunate to not have had a favorite ball just up and die on you.  I've run several reactive resin balls into oil death many times (and baked the oil out of them many times too!).....at least the reactive resin balls would bleed the oil out with the application of heat.  However, I've run 5 TEC coverstock balls into TEC Death, and all 5 of them died around the 100 game mark.  One day the ball hooks nicely, and then one day the ball just plain quits hooking at all.....and, amazingly, the oil rings quit absorbing into the ball at the very same time as the TEC Death hits.  One day your favorite ball is giving you good results, and the next day it gives you nothing, period.

I've become a firm believer in Doc's Elixer.  I'm currently running a Trauma Response that I've kept coated with Elixer since the beginning, and it still has most all of the reaction that it did when new.  I've kept this ball in the dull factory surface, and I've rescuffed it a time or two now.  I still have a couple of brand new Complete Chaos balls stashed back for a rainy day, and they too are already covered in Elixer.  And, I've got a spare Response stashed back, and it too is already coated.

Yes, TEC Death (using the term generically here, since it actually affects a lot more than just Columbia balls) is NO FUN.  It is very costly, and very frustrating too.

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Re: Hook Again
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2003, 03:50:35 AM »
Also, I'm curious to find out if the Hook Again treatment will work on dead TEC coverstocks.  Since I have some 5 "dead" TEC balls roaming around the house, maybe I could put some life back into them with the treatment.  If it worked, I would likely follow up the Hook Again treatment with Doc's Elixer.

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Re: Hook Again
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2003, 05:45:51 AM »
I guess I'm pretty fortunate.  I was just getting back into bowling when a lot of the TEC type balls were coming out.  I knew nothing about the new breed, so I was lucky (more than anything) to not buy one.  If someone close to you offers the Hook Again system, it would certainly be worth the few bucks it would take to potentially revive an old favorite.  It it works, it would be an even greater test for Doc's Elixir to protect a ball against dying a second time.  The other post said that it was tested on a number of coverstocks.  They didn't say it was successful, but they did infer it.
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Re: Hook Again
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2003, 11:44:30 AM »
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