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Sanding Bowling Ball
« on: January 08, 2004, 10:46:11 PM »
I own a 15# NAsty Nail and it just won't move.  I throw it soft I throw it hard and it doesn't seem to hook, and everyone tells me I own a great ball.  I read somewhere where people have sanded their ball and it makes it more reactive.  Can someone explain it to me?  Thanks




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Re: Sanding Bowling Ball
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2004, 10:59:51 AM »
Sanding the ball will let it grab more in the front, oiled part of the lane.  However, this generally means dissipated energy in this area and the ball will not hit the backend as hard.


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Re: Sanding Bowling Ball
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2004, 11:23:43 AM »
10pin2002 is right, sanding a ball will make it hook more but usually it also cause it to roll out (not finish) when it hits the pins..

The nasty nail is not a very aggresive ball anyway. I would get another ball.
If they only made a ball that would carry that d*mn 10 pin..

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Re: Sanding Bowling Ball
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2004, 11:29:55 AM »
I agree with the above post, the Nasty Nail is not designed to be a big hooking/heavy oil ball.  The best solution is to go with a more aggresive ball, if you want to stay with Hammer, something like a Sharp Blade.  If you want to stay with the ball you have, sanding it is a good idea, and should make it hook a bit more, just take it into the pro shop and tell him/her you want your ball dulled up.  This is all assuming you're playing the lanes correctly and not trying to bend the ball on a condition that will not allow that to work.  Good luck!