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Finger Weight
« on: April 20, 2009, 06:54:02 AM »
I have my Gravity Shift Drilled with the pin 4 inches up from center of bridge. With the cg in center of grip. I had trouble getting the thing to turn over. So what I did is I asked my ball driller to put a weight hole low to give some side weight. He said if he did that it would not hook anymore. So i got the bright idea to put a few quarters in the finger holes. They fit perfect in the 31/32 finger tip hole. Then i took some super glue and glued around it. So they wouldent jingle. Adn i put the tips back in and went and bowled. That ball has never snapped so hard in its life. So i asked if it was leagle and he didnt know. Do any of you know.  And if it is legal try it because it works great.   Thanks
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 02:59:16 PM »
    illegal as can be
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 03:00:12 PM »
    ILLEGAL!!!
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 03:01:04 PM »
    Darn cuz it works so good and when he weighed it it was still good

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 03:02:02 PM »
    Darn cuz it works so good and when he weighed it it was still good

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 03:03:06 PM »
    Don't let any one catch you because I am sure the right person could get your sanction card. Why try something that your proshop operator should know was illegal.
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 03:07:40 PM »
    See Chapter 7. Rule 84b3.
    No, you may not handle my balls. Well....maybe just for a little while.

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 03:08:22 PM »
    Even if the weights are within USBC legal limits you've altered it and changed the weight of the ball per the last sentence below.

    From the USBC Rulebook:
    Section 2. Drilling Specifications
     

    a.   Holes - The following limitations govern drilling holes in a bowling ball:

    1.   Holes or indentations, not to exceed five, for gripping purposes.

    2.   One hole for balance purposes, not to exceed 1-1/4 inch in diameter.

    3.   One (1) vent hole to each finger and/or thumb hole, not to exceed 1/4 inch in diameter.

    4.   One mill hole for inspection purposes, not to exceed 5/8 inch in diameter and 1/8 inch in depth.

    b.   Balance - The following tolerances are allowed in the balance of the ball:

    1.   For a ball weighing 10.01 pounds or more:

    a)  Not more than three ounces difference between the top of ball (finger hole side) and the bottom (solid side opposite finger holes).

    b)  Not more than one ounce difference between the sides to the right and left of the finger holes or between the sides in front and back of the finger holes.

    2.   For a ball weighing 8.0 pounds to 10.0 pounds:

    a)  Not more than two ounces difference between the top of the ball and the bottom.

    b)  Not more than 3/4 ounce difference between the sides to the right and left or between the front and back of the finger holes.

    3.   For a ball weighing less than 8.0 pounds:

    a)  Not more than 3/4 ounce difference between the top of the ball and the bottom.

    b)  Not more than 3/4 ounce difference between the sides to the right and left or between the front and back of the finger holes.


    Altering a ball in any way, to increase its weight or cause it to be out of balance beyond the tolerances, is prohibited.

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009, 03:10:01 PM »
    wow thought you were talking about a well hung lezbo

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #9 on: April 20, 2009, 03:12:26 PM »
    obviously he took the fingers too deep or you are trolling for a static weight fight lol  if you were able to add weight and then make it come alive, he should be able to put a hole in the thumb quad and get you where you need to be
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #10 on: April 20, 2009, 03:30:51 PM »
    if your pro shop / ball driller doesn't know that you can't put anything in the ball to alter the reaction, you need to consider not doing business with them any longer..And another piece of advice is if you are bowling in a league with this ball, probably not a good idea to be talking about it in a public forum...someone can report you and you can have your card pulled and suspended..

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #11 on: April 20, 2009, 03:34:06 PM »
    quote:
    obviously he took the fingers too deep or you are trolling for a static weight fight lol  if you were able to add weight and then make it come alive, he should be able to put a hole in the thumb quad and get you where you need to be
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    He's not "trolling".  He's only 13 I remember him from the videos he posted a while back.  He seems like a good kid just looking for the right answer to his question, that's all.

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #12 on: April 20, 2009, 03:34:34 PM »
    You can legally accomplish what you did with the finger holes.

    1. Have you driller plug the fingers.
    2. Have him re drill the fingers just barely (deep enough for you to fit comfortably)

    All of this is contingent on no more than 1 oz of finger weight (top or bottom) -
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    b) Not more than one ounce difference between the sides to the right and left of the finger holes or between the sides in front and back of the finger holes.


    I have altered finger weight in the past by plugging and redrilling at different depths.  I only recommend this if there is already a balance hole and you want to slightly change the dynamics with finger weight.

    Edited on 4/20/2009 3:35 PM

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #13 on: April 20, 2009, 06:30:11 PM »
    I Got them  Drilled out. And the ball plugged. im getting it redrilled pin down so it picks up.
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #14 on: April 20, 2009, 06:51:23 PM »
    Sluggo, loved your lezbo comment,almost brought me to tears...........lol