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bcw1969

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Which came first..The oil or the equipment??
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:15:36 AM »
Is the modern oiling procedures(The oils themselves, the machines that put the oil on the lanes, and the current patterns we typically play on) a response to the modern equipment that has been "evolving" over the last 40 years, or is the changes and "advancements" in equipment a response to how and with what the lanes have been dressed with over the years?

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Re: Which came first..The oil or the equipment??
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2019, 11:38:08 AM »
It's both. One brings upon another.
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Re: Which came first..The oil or the equipment??
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 01:11:19 PM »
The change from lacquer was a huge point in the industry that gets over looked when it comes to lane stability.

The second, is the change from wood to synthetic lanes. Sure do miss those no lofting signs every other pair, lol!

Those are two very big factors in ball motion, imho, that are rarely discussed when talking about oil and ball technology.
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Re: Which came first..The oil or the equipment??
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2019, 04:32:35 PM »
In my time in bowling from what I've seen and believe, urethane got elite league bowler averages over 220, reactive got them over 230, and Kegel got them over 240.

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Re: Which came first..The oil or the equipment??
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2019, 09:27:45 PM »
The equipment.
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Re: Which came first..The oil or the equipment??
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2019, 11:50:52 PM »
Change from lacquer to urethane lane finish around 1970 really started what we see today.  Lacquer tracked making the lanes open up from back to front using hard rubber balls.   The harder epoxy urethane finishes reacted different.  The oil pushed off the heads and down lane.  Polyester balls helped, but this also marked the beginning of lane blocking as we know it today, in an attemp to recreate  the tracking action that lacquer produced.   From their on out it was an arms race between ever more aggressive shells, and oils that would hold up to the high friction balls