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tloy

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Original Yeah Baby?
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:57:09 AM »
Can someone in the know tell me about the original "Yeah Baby" by Lanemasters? Thank you in advance

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don coyote

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Re: Original Yeah Baby?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 10:20:56 AM »
Here you go! http://123bowl.com/bowling-balls/lane-masters/yeah-baby/

I still have one and use it occasionally!

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Re: Original Yeah Baby?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 10:36:50 AM »
Fantastic ball with a stupid name. It was a heavy particle load, two piece ball that could handle oil well.

Be careful with those older(pre-2009) Lane Masters/Legends as they tend to shrink in diameter, so check the size before you purchase one. Also, some of those balls have a cover that can become brittle and you will get flakes/chunks of material coming off the cover.
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Re: Original Yeah Baby?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 10:37:14 AM »
Don,

Thank you. How well does it handle oil?

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Re: Original Yeah Baby?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 10:46:39 AM »
Milo,

Thank you. This is a NIB I came across on ebay. I really wanted to try one of these with the diamond particles :)

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Re: Original Yeah Baby?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 11:12:26 AM »
I would consider it a medium-heavy oil ball. Pretty heavy roll. Great symmetrical, control ball Does not lane shine easily. I use a green scotch brute pad only occasionally.

Mine has had a small surface crack for years.

I Love it!!!

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Re: Original Yeah Baby?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 03:16:34 PM »
I thought it was a great ball.
For Speed dominant players, it handled medium oil.
For rev dominant, it handled medium-heavy to heavy oil.
It had a heavy load of diamond particles; it came with a sheen finish. For Lanemasters then, that meant they put a high gloss polish on it and handrubbed it with a Scotch-Brite light grey pad (800 grit ANSI, 1600 grit FEPA), just to haze or remove the gloss appearance, leaving  a matte finish.

As per normal, the duller you made the surface, the earlier it would hook and the more oil it would handle. If you polished it, it would handle less oil, going longer, but the diamond particles provided a strong turn at the backend.

RG min was 2.57, RG Max was 2.62, giving a .050" RG differential.
This made the heavy load of particles easier to get down the lane.

The diamond particles were sanded with diamond abrasive pads at the factory to 800 grit. Unless you had diamond pads, you could not change the diamonds' grit level, but you could change the resin in which they were embedded. The best abrasive pad to modify it was 3M's Trizact pads.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 03:19:11 PM by charlest »
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