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TeeP Nade

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oil soaked. switch from hammer
« on: August 05, 2017, 03:08:01 PM »
Buddy of mine is a big hammer guy. He keeps telling me his equipment is dead no matter how many times we put it through the rejuvenator. he's looking at getting either a daredevil trick, sure lock, or no rules. anybody have MANY games on them how quickly does storm/roto stuff "die"...i know nothing dies like a hammer haha i tell him that all the time! and yes he cleans his equipment regularly, and rejuvenates it. hes just sick of rejuvenating hammer every month lol

 

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Re: oil soaked. switch from hammer
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2017, 05:09:31 PM »
Their all poured in same plant? I have no clue. Maybe it has something to do With their coverstocks? Idk maybe it's all in the head

Yup. Columbia 300, Ebonite, Hammer, and Track balls are all poured in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Storm and Roto Grip balls are poured in Brigham City (I think), Utah. Brunswick, DV8, and Radical balls are poured in Reynosa, Mexico (just south of the Texas border). 900 Global and AMF balls are poured in San Antonio, Texas. Visionary and Seismic balls are poured in St. Louis, Missouri. I think that's all of the big/more well-known brands.

And Motiv balls are poured in Muskegon, Michigan.
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Re: oil soaked. switch from hammer
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2017, 05:58:09 PM »
And Motiv balls are poured in Muskegon, Michigan.

Haha yeah, for some reason I thought I had that in there. That's the one closest to home too...

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Re: oil soaked. switch from hammer
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2017, 06:05:58 PM »
And Motiv balls are poured in Muskegon, Michigan.

Haha yeah, for some reason I thought I had that in there. That's the one closest to home too...
I hear it's really expensive to make balls in this area

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Re: oil soaked. switch from hammer
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2017, 03:52:42 PM »
Just threw a 259 farting around in open bowling during lunch just now with my Scandal Pearl with 100+ games on it.  This despite the fact I had virtually no surface on it (3000+ grit) and was bowling on pretty heavy THS.  I throw a fair number of 600 series  but only have about a dozen games over 250 (tend to be king of tap).  More of Faball/Visionary guy than EBI but all my Hammer stuff is solid so far.  Hammer, Storm, Coke, Pepsi it is simply what you like.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2017, 04:04:33 PM by HackJandy »
Kind of noob when made this account so take advice with grain of salt.

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Re: oil soaked. switch from hammer
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2017, 04:40:18 PM »
Ball death is almost irrelevant on a house shot.  Probably beneficial if anything since most league bowlers use too much surface, trying to hook the ball

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Re: oil soaked. switch from hammer
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2017, 09:43:08 PM »
I am a huge Columbia 300 fan, and have had no issues with the lifespan of the covers.  My Antics is still going strong, and my Swerve is a beast.  The only issue I have seen with them is they tend to be softer than other brands.  The bridge on my Antics and Swerve both cracked.  None of my other 16 balls all drilled by the same driller have cracked.  I have been throwing both with the cracked bridges and they haven't gotten any worse.  The only C300 ball that didn't work for me was an Encounter, but that experience didn't sour me on C300 products.

I am not the biggest fan of Ebonite branded balls with the GB line of covers.  GB covered balls have generally been weak for me.  I had to take my Warrior down to 500/1500 siaair to get a consistent reaction from it.  Otherwise it was extremely squirty.  Similarly, I needed to go to 500 siaair on my Ebonite Adrenaline Shot to get a useable reaction.  My GB2 MVP was a dud and wound up in the trash despite multiple surface adjustments.  I have also noticed GB covers to be very soft and susceptible to damage more than other brands.

My Track stuff has had no problems maintaining reaction.

I don't do anything crazy to maintain them.  I simply clean them with Monster ball cleaner immediately after bowling and before putting them back in the bag.  Maybe Clean and Dull 3 times per year.  Surface refresh with siaair every few months.  Nothing more than that.

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Re: oil soaked. switch from hammer
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2017, 06:26:32 AM »
They won't crack from being softer, and there's a hardness tolerance.  Actually the softer they are, the less likely to crack they'll be, as being softer would make them more flexible.  The vast majority of the time, cracking is caused by the core settling, or if you're in a climate that sees 100 degree days in the summer and 10 degree days in the winter, the constant expansion and contraction of all 3 parts can cause a ball to give eventually. 

I am a huge Columbia 300 fan, and have had no issues with the lifespan of the covers.  My Antics is still going strong, and my Swerve is a beast.  The only issue I have seen with them is they tend to be softer than other brands.  The bridge on my Antics and Swerve both cracked.  None of my other 16 balls all drilled by the same driller have cracked.  I have been throwing both with the cracked bridges and they haven't gotten any worse.  The only C300 ball that didn't work for me was an Encounter, but that experience didn't sour me on C300 products.

I am not the biggest fan of Ebonite branded balls with the GB line of covers.  GB covered balls have generally been weak for me.  I had to take my Warrior down to 500/1500 siaair to get a consistent reaction from it.  Otherwise it was extremely squirty.  Similarly, I needed to go to 500 siaair on my Ebonite Adrenaline Shot to get a useable reaction.  My GB2 MVP was a dud and wound up in the trash despite multiple surface adjustments.  I have also noticed GB covers to be very soft and susceptible to damage more than other brands.

My Track stuff has had no problems maintaining reaction.

I don't do anything crazy to maintain them.  I simply clean them with Monster ball cleaner immediately after bowling and before putting them back in the bag.  Maybe Clean and Dull 3 times per year.  Surface refresh with siaair every few months.  Nothing more than that.
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