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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 #16 on: April 20, 2009, 10:09:26 PM »
    metal for one thing isnt allowed. although your not the first person i have seen try to pull something like that.
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #17 on: April 21, 2009, 06:39:20 AM »
    You didn't have to plug the fingers fully and redrill. You could have just poured some plug into the holes and filled to where your finger stops in the grips. That way you don't have to refinish and redrill. Alot less work.
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #18 on: April 21, 2009, 07:02:00 AM »
    If its within legal limits you should be able to get the ball close to that by taking weight out of the thumb hole. I have found that I am more accurate and get a higher rev rate with as close to 1oz finger weight as I can get. So its all up to drilling.
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #19 on: April 21, 2009, 12:41:12 PM »
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    metal for one thing isnt allowed.


    I'm pretty sure that some of the Storm cores contain some type of metal...
    That can't be legal, right?

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #20 on: April 21, 2009, 01:17:16 PM »
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    metal for one thing isnt allowed.


    I'm pretty sure that some of the Storm cores contain some type of metal...
    That can't be legal, right?


    Metal isn't allowed.  If there was metal in one of their balls do you think it would ever get past the USBC approval stages?

    Don't let the material labeled as FE2 confuse you.  It's just a dense compound that is used for core construction.  

    If I remember correctly the rule was modified to rule out non-metallic materials that were actually denser than metal.

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #21 on: April 21, 2009, 04:12:21 PM »
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    metal for one thing isnt allowed.


    I'm pretty sure that some of the Storm cores contain some type of metal...
    That can't be legal, right?


    Metal isn't allowed.  If there was metal in one of their balls do you think it would ever get past the USBC approval stages?

    Don't let the material labeled as FE2 confuse you.  It's just a dense compound that is used for core construction.  

    If I remember correctly the rule was modified to rule out non-metallic materials that were actually denser than metal.


    How come some of the drilling residue sticks on a magnet then???
    My pro shop guy has tried this with a couple of storm balls and it sticks to the magnet...
    And i'm pretty sure there's nothing else than metal that is magnetic

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #22 on: April 21, 2009, 04:21:19 PM »
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    And i'm pretty sure there's nothing else than metal that is magnetic


    What about those flexible refrigerator magnets that you get from the local pizzeria?


    Frogs are even magnetic, you just need a REALLY strong magnet to get them to levitate.


    The point is, it is completely illegal to place quarters under you inserts to add finger weight.

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #23 on: April 21, 2009, 04:23:04 PM »
    well since the quarters are illegal and the ball didnt rool the way i wanted it to i just got everything plugged fingers thumb and all. And im getting it drilled different

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #24 on: April 21, 2009, 06:59:15 PM »
    Getting it drilled tomorrow anyone got any drilling suggestions
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #25 on: April 21, 2009, 10:55:26 PM »
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    metal for one thing isnt allowed.


    I'm pretty sure that some of the Storm cores contain some type of metal...
    That can't be legal, right?


    Metal isn't allowed.  If there was metal in one of their balls do you think it would ever get past the USBC approval stages?

    Don't let the material labeled as FE2 confuse you.  It's just a dense compound that is used for core construction.  

    If I remember correctly the rule was modified to rule out non-metallic materials that were actually denser than metal.


    How come some of the drilling residue sticks on a magnet then???
    My pro shop guy has tried this with a couple of storm balls and it sticks to the magnet...
    And i'm pretty sure there's nothing else than metal that is magnetic


    I once had the light bulb on my drill press go out when drilling a storm ball.  As the bulb went out I swear I seen sparks coming out of the hole around the drill bit.  I turned out the lights except for one on the other side of the room (just enough light to see what I was doing since the hole was already started and didn't need to see the line I was drilling).  I promise you this, the drill bit and ball material sparked.  I don't think anything sparks unless it is metallic.  Am I wrong?  The core sounded crunchy as the drill bit went into it also.

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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #26 on: April 21, 2009, 11:11:44 PM »
    If the material is very dense, when you drill through it, the resulting heat a friction could cause small pieces to super heat which makes them appear to spark...
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #27 on: April 22, 2009, 06:44:25 AM »
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    If the material is very dense, when you drill through it, the resulting heat a friction could cause small pieces to super heat which makes them appear to spark...
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    That is true but in some storm balls (Dimensions are the ones I think of first) actually do have some metal in their cores and will spark a little bit when they are drilled.
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    Re: Finger Weight
    « Reply #28 on: April 22, 2009, 09:14:30 AM »
    A small % of metal has been allowed for a few years now.
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