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JohnN

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plugging balance hole
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:15:16 PM »
I have 3 balls with balance holes. All are located about 3" to the left and slightly below ring finger (lefty). All were put in to meet old balance requirements. Will plugging change ball reaction ?

 

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Re: plugging balance hole
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2019, 12:22:41 AM »
I was researching the effect of plugging a balance hole tonight and came across this slightly aged post. Bringing it to the top to see if there are any new thoughts. Certainly Mo's testing on a determinator produces a different conclusion than the "not much difference" argument... Updated thoughts/experiences please?
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Re: plugging balance hole
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2019, 08:36:52 AM »
Theoretical difference could be fairly significant on paper, but on lane difference is a little different story, I still don't buy it.  Maybe I'm just ignorant, but I'm just not seeing a bit of difference in ring separation to be that big of a deal . .
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Re: plugging balance hole
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2019, 10:17:01 AM »
Theoretical difference could be fairly significant on paper, but on lane difference is a little different story, I still don't buy it.  Maybe I'm just ignorant, but I'm just not seeing a bit of difference in ring separation to be that big of a deal . .

This. There's a point where the further separation of flare just.doeant make much more of a difference.
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Re: plugging balance hole
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2019, 09:34:02 AM »
Yeah, well I beg to differ! I got a whole arsenal of balls with assorted weight holes in them, and that USBC rule about plugging them has pissed me off!

I spent money, went to classes  and learned all about the differences weight holes can make in ball motion; arc shape on the lanes; and additional "pop" at the pin deck!

I have a couple of sneaky balls with Mo-holes in them that don't do squat in terms of looks and hook on the lanes but they hit like a can of C-4 at the pin deck!

So plugging those holes in particular turns these balls back into boat anchors!!

Yeah, I guess for the average weight hole placement there isn't much difference but for me.......hell yeah!!! A big difference!
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Re: plugging balance hole
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2019, 10:36:11 AM »
C-4 comes in a can?  ??? :o ;D
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Re: plugging balance hole
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2019, 01:02:58 PM »
I was really pissed about the motion hole thing at first but after seeing my Hy-Road Pearl crack from motion hole all the way to finger hole maybe not having them is a mixed blessing.  Granted ball might have cracked anyway even without motion hole (plugged hole wouldn't make a difference I assume) but even if USBC brings back motion holes I would probably avoid them if I could in new balls.  Not good enough bowler to need that much fine tuning and didn't notice much difference when I plugged them.
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