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bowler851

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Scribing vs. Yellow pencil
« on: September 23, 2015, 02:38:43 PM »
Why do certain pro shops scribe the ball and leave permanent marks instead of just using yellow pencil. Just had an internet company drill a couple balls for me and was disappointed with this. 
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Re: Etching vs. Yellow yellow pencil
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2015, 02:46:19 PM »
Seems to me the driller who uses etching is likely to give more accurate drills.  There is a big difference between the width of an etch and a yellow pencil line.

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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow yellow pencil
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2015, 02:50:54 PM »
Seems to me the driller who uses etching is likely to give more accurate drills.  There is a big difference between the width of an etch and a yellow pencil line.

It is not very attractive, don't know anyone who would want this, I've never had a problem of a drilling before being accurate before this and I've never had a ball scribed before

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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow yellow pencil
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 03:03:11 PM »
Scribing has always been considered to give more accurate drillings. Unless the scribe marks are really etched deep into the ball, they'll disappear after a couple sandings.

While it may be aesthetically unpleasing to a lot of people, it doesn't affect the balls performance.
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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow yellow pencil
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 03:13:34 PM »
Agree, but driller should ask customer first before doing such a thing.

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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow yellow pencil
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 03:38:44 PM »
honestly, I don't really care. I don't think anyone cares how another person's ball looks with the scribe lines. I know people spend "x" amounts of money on ball, (if online, must be cheaper) but I've never had people look at my ball and say anything about it.

I've sold over 15 used balls the years before with 100% of them with scribe lines. No body complained about it. These balls are going to get jacked up anyway with every use.

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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow yellow pencil
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2015, 03:58:00 PM »
The person I go to just scribes a 90 degree line at each finger hole. He said it is because there is too much margin for error with a wax pencil also. I have seen balls with lines everywhere, and yes that is ugly. But the way my driller does it is a neat job while retaining accuracy.

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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow yellow pencil
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2015, 04:00:51 PM »
Why do certain pro shops scribe the ball and leave permanent marks instead of just using yellow pencil. Just had an internet company drill a couple balls for me and was disappointed with this. 

I also recently had an internet company drill a bill for me, and it was scribed.  That didn't bother me at all, and the more I use the ball and clean it the scribed lines get less and less apparent.  I was more bothered by the fact that everything was perfect except the thumb was too big.  Needed 3 pieces of tape in the thumb to get it sized correctly.  The ball used for the measurements needs no tape at all in the thumb.

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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow yellow pencil
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 04:26:58 PM »
As mentioned before its done on tour so lines aren't rubbed off. Its done in shops because they think it's more accurate.

Sharpen a pencil and draw your lines and they are very thin. Or leave them dull and let it look like crayons. Accuracy can be achieved in many ways. I use pencil,  and aim the tip of the drill bit for the center.
…… you can't  add a physics term to a bowling term and expect it to mean something.

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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow yellow pencil
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 08:05:59 PM »

I don't mind it either way if the ball fits.  The scribe lines don't need to be more than 1/4" long to be seen, but a sharp pencil also does the job well. 

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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow pencil
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 11:13:38 PM »
Before computer/monitors, my mom would get irritated to find wax pencils in my pocket. (And why my clothes smelt like smoke)
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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow pencil
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2015, 11:16:37 PM »
Scribe lines started on tour because when you were drilling 100's of balls the lines of a pencil would/could get wiped off...this eliminated that possibility...
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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow pencil
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2015, 04:28:55 AM »
Scribe lines started on tour because when you were drilling 100's of balls the lines of a pencil would/could get wiped off...this eliminated that possibility...
that's the point they come off, and scribe does not, mark ball, drill ball, wipe off pencil

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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow pencil
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2015, 07:50:06 AM »
Personally, I could care less how the ball looks, smells or what name or logo is on it, it's the performance that means the most for me. Any bowling ball crashing into 30+ pounds of wood is going to get marks, scuffs, and gouges. 
Others are different though.

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Re: Scribing vs. Yellow pencil
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2015, 08:03:15 AM »
Well back to the original question.

"Why do certain pro shops scribe the ball and leave permanent marks instead of just using yellow pencil"

Answer: Because they feel it insures a more accurate drilling and it doesn't rub off during handling.

A online ProShop most likely handles large numbers of balls for drilling and scribe them because they don't have time to go back and remark a ball that gets the lines accidentally wiped off.

Also the person laying out the ball might not be the person doing the drilling. It would then help eliminate the differences in driller technique (Such as  drillers that "Leave the line" or "split the line" or "Take the line" on how they punch the holes marked with pencil.).

You live and learn, next time you order online (or at the ProShop). Make sure to include in your order that you don't want it scribed.
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