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thedjs

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drilling question
« on: November 04, 2021, 02:31:35 PM »
Going to have to get a new 11 pound ball for my wife due to an injury.  The new Ebonite balls in this weight do not have a weight block but rather a pin and pie shaped cut out.  In fact, it looks like all the balls in the Brunswick family have the same situation with regards to 11 pound balls.  How would you drill a ball like this?  It will be used mostly on light medium to dry lanes.  Really could use some help with this as she hopes to get back into league bowling next month.

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Re: drilling question
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2021, 03:25:14 PM »
Going to have to get a new 11 pound ball for my wife due to an injury.  The new Ebonite balls in this weight do not have a weight block but rather a pin and pie shaped cut out.  In fact, it looks like all the balls in the Brunswick family have the same situation with regards to 11 pound balls.  How would you drill a ball like this?  It will be used mostly on light medium to dry lanes.  Really could use some help with this as she hopes to get back into league bowling next month.

Thanks.

Balls should still have pins (top of block) on the ball.  Since CGs do not matter and no more weight holes, just put the pin in a normal position as you would any other ball.  Get her something like a Puma that still has some strength in the coverstock (GB 10.7) and put the pin where you might put it drilling a heavier ball that has a block in it.
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Re: drilling question
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2021, 06:46:11 PM »
Going to have to get a new 11 pound ball for my wife due to an injury.  The new Ebonite balls in this weight do not have a weight block but rather a pin and pie shaped cut out.  In fact, it looks like all the balls in the Brunswick family have the same situation with regards to 11 pound balls.  How would you drill a ball like this?  It will be used mostly on light medium to dry lanes.  Really could use some help with this as she hopes to get back into league bowling next month.

Thanks.

Balls should still have pins (top of block) on the ball.  Since CGs do not matter and no more weight holes, just put the pin in a normal position as you would any other ball.  Get her something like a Puma that still has some strength in the coverstock (GB 10.7) and put the pin where you might put it drilling a heavier ball that has a block in it.


Thanks so much.  So you would say that maybe a 4" or 4.5" pin to pap would be ok and then, if necessary, play with the coverstock?  I like the idea of the Puma.  I've got that coverstock on a couple of balls and I really like it.

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Re: drilling question
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2021, 06:45:03 AM »
Going to have to get a new 11 pound ball for my wife due to an injury.  The new Ebonite balls in this weight do not have a weight block but rather a pin and pie shaped cut out.  In fact, it looks like all the balls in the Brunswick family have the same situation with regards to 11 pound balls.  How would you drill a ball like this?  It will be used mostly on light medium to dry lanes.  Really could use some help with this as she hopes to get back into league bowling next month.

Thanks.

Balls should still have pins (top of block) on the ball.  Since CGs do not matter and no more weight holes, just put the pin in a normal position as you would any other ball.  Get her something like a Puma that still has some strength in the coverstock (GB 10.7) and put the pin where you might put it drilling a heavier ball that has a block in it.


Thanks so much.  So you would say that maybe a 4" or 4.5" pin to pap would be ok and then, if necessary, play with the coverstock?  I like the idea of the Puma.  I've got that coverstock on a couple of balls and I really like it.

Yeah.  Obviously I do not know how hard she rolls the ball.  But, even then, you are not getting help from the core as the RG is 2.76 and diff is .002.  So pretty much all hook potential is coming from the cover.  And, since there is no core, it isnt like you can manipulate when the core revs up.  So I dont think pin distance to PAP is really going to matter.  I would just put the pin above the bridge or just below the bridge depending on what you want to see when you look at the ball and adjust the cover if needed.
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Former Classic Products Assistant Manager