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michael.willis9

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Are X-out balls legal in usbc?
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:35:09 PM »
On some of the online pro shops, Iíve seen a ton of X-out balls. Are they even legal to use on usbc leagues and tourneys?

 

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Re: Are X-out balls legal in usbc?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 02:37:37 PM »
Yes. As long as they're on the approved list which also includes overseas releases. They are good to use

X-out is generally for mid-weight, color blem, extreme pin-cg distance, or cg extremely out of line
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michael.willis9

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Re: Are X-out balls legal in usbc?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 02:48:06 PM »
Awesome. Iím just being so extremely cheap about this ball. Something big and solid but so condition specific itís not worth the crazy amount high end balls are worth. Iíve been seeing a lot of x-outs on good balls for cheap.

Should I reach out to them and see what would make it x-out

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Re: Are X-out balls legal in usbc?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 03:29:15 PM »
Michael,

I don't know where you are looking at a 2nd ball but on ebay, some of the sellers will list the reason why.  Here are some examples:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Radical-LUDICROUS-bowling-ball-14-LB-NEW-IN-BOX/292951719724?hash=item4435487f2c%3Ag%3AyDwAAOSwRwxcXKB-&LH_Auction=1&LH_ItemCondition=1000%7C1500

This ball is 14lbs. 3oz.  with  26 top and a  2-3 " pin and the cg is 1/2" left of the pin/mb line.  This ball is  a factory second only because of the size of the pin being larger than normal.............


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Radical-Katana-Dragon-pro-cg-bowling-ball-15-LB-NEW-IN-BOX/303052298976?hash=item468f531ae0%3Ag%3ApgcAAOSw8zRcWhOX&LH_Auction=1&LH_ItemCondition=1000%7C1500

This ball is 15lbs. 4oz.  with  2.2 top and a  3-4 " pin and the cg is  1 1/2" right of the pin/mb line.  This ball is a factory second and is what is known as a pro cg ball.........PICS ARE OF THE EXACT BALL LISTED.......


This seller usually has a list of reasons why a ball could be a 2nd:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/E39-New-Brunswick-Kingpin-Max-Bowling-Ball-14-2oz-Top-2-5oz-Pin-2-3/113614870561?hash=item1a73f95821:g:dn0AAOSwo7ZbyoZl

Scroll down to the bottom of the above page and you will see the list.

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Re: Are X-out balls legal in usbc?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 03:32:34 PM »
Awesome. Iím just being so extremely cheap about this ball. Something big and solid but so condition specific itís not worth the crazy amount high end balls are worth. Iíve been seeing a lot of x-outs on good balls for cheap.

Should I reach out to them and see what would make it x-out

Can't hurt to ask. 

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Re: Are X-out balls legal in usbc?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 03:44:49 PM »
Michael,


This seller usually has a list of reasons why a ball could be a 2nd:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/E39-New-Brunswick-Kingpin-Max-Bowling-Ball-14-2oz-Top-2-5oz-Pin-2-3/113614870561?hash=item1a73f95821:g:dn0AAOSwo7ZbyoZl

Scroll down to the bottom of the above page and you will see the list.
weird this one is from my hometown lol. Iíve been looking at bowling.com and bowlersmart.com

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Re: Are X-out balls legal in usbc?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 05:09:39 PM »
+1 on X-outs.  Absolutely love light 16 on my x-out Purple Hammer.  Visually has more pits than ideal but scores I have put up with it so far means DGAF.  Saving $45 on a new ball nobody discouts is ka-ching.
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Re: Are X-out balls legal in usbc?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 07:21:50 AM »
+1 on X-outs.  Absolutely love light 16 on my x-out Purple Hammer.  Visually has more pits than ideal but scores I have put up with it so far means DGAF.  Saving $45 on a new ball nobody discouts is ka-ching.

 Yeah, got a deal on eBay on a black quantum 2nd. Only thing wrong with it was when it cured, it had a few very small pinhole sized spots on it.
 Ball had great specs, and for $65 shipped, I couldnít pass it up. 🤓
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Re: Are X-out balls legal in usbc?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 10:23:39 PM »
Got a Katana Slash X out on EBay . No problems works very well.