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What causes a bowling ball to crack?
« on: August 02, 2019, 09:59:00 PM »
I bought a Seismic Equalizer when they were brand new. Got it drilled shortly after receiving it and used it less than 5 times total.. meaning 5 visits to a bowling alley or less and an average of 3 games per visit.. so less than 15 games.

Anyway, I stored it in the box it came in and stuck it in my closet. I hadn't used it in 6 months or a year. I didn't have a bowling bag for it, because I had got out of bowling a long time ago and no longer had any equipment.

To my surprise the ball was cracked!

I've got nothing heavy placed on top of it. I had not moved it.

I've never seen this before. I've had Columbia, MoRich, and a few others over the years, but none of them have ever cracked.. even after dropping one out a 2 story apartment building onto concrete/blacktop it didn't crack or even chip!

I usually like buying the oddball brands because usually nobody at the bowling alley has one and they're all like what's that? But I won't buy a Seismic ever again that's for sure.

I miss my MoRich Total Annihilation. That ball was fantastic!



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Re: What causes a bowling ball to crack?
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2019, 02:20:54 PM »
There is a lot of pseudo-science (read: crap that's so ridiculous you would expect a child to come up with it) on this particular subject.  For an example, see #2 above. 

You'd have people believe I said rotating a ball was the most important factor in preventing a ball from cracking. But you'll notice that my first sentence in point #1 made clear that it pertained to things you can do beyond properly storing a ball in a climate controlled environment.

I thought this kind of hostility was a thing of the past on this site. I know I was a part of said hostility back in the day, but I've tried to moderate my tone after coming back to the sport and this site after a decade off; I implore you to do the same.
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