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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 1:10:25 PM
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*surprise face*

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Zangulus
11/08/19 1:31:35 PM
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Depends on where you go. A good pro shop will work with you and tell you what works and help you with fitting. Are you a curve bowler with finger tip or a knuckle bowler?

I own 4 balls. 3 are reactive. One plastic for spares.
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 1:46:34 PM
#3:


Fingertip curve.

This is purely for recreation and I doubt I'll ever have more than 1 ball. My friend has bowled his whole life and he is helping me.

Currently looking at the Colombia chaos ball.

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Ogurisama
11/08/19 1:51:35 PM
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TheWorstPoster
11/08/19 2:01:23 PM
#5:


SunWuKung420 posted...
Fingertip curve.

This is purely for recreation and I doubt I'll ever have more than 1 ball. My friend has bowled his whole life and he is helping me.

Currently looking at the Colombia chaos ball.


Look at videos of the balls and what they do:

It also depends on which type of hook you have, with stroker, tweener, power stroker, and cranker. I am a tweener (with low revolutions and high angle). There are the four balls that I own (minus the plastic ball used for spares on the right side of the lane).

Brunswick Vintange Danger Zone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANxXBg7fgXM

DV8 Grudge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEs31hF0eWA

Columbia 300 Mass Eruption:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBsPcJ040ps

Columbia 300 Wicked Encounter:

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casio_guy
11/08/19 2:03:21 PM
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just use the ones that the bowling alley loans you
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TheWorstPoster
11/08/19 2:04:34 PM
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casio_guy posted...
just use the ones that the bowling alley loans you


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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 2:05:42 PM
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casio_guy posted...
just use the ones that the bowling alley loans you


No.

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DocDelicious
11/08/19 2:10:27 PM
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Those names are hard as fuck, like prison nicknames. Who'd have thought a bowling ball would be called "The Mass Eruption".
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TheWorstPoster
11/08/19 2:15:58 PM
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DocDelicious posted...
Those names are hard as fuck, like prison nicknames. Who'd have thought a bowling ball would be called "The Mass Eruption".


This is only scratching the surface for ball names.
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LaggnFragnLarry
11/08/19 2:30:27 PM
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i consider myself to be a power stroker
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Red_Frog
11/08/19 2:35:49 PM
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It can be an experience, but it's pretty nice in the end, finally having a ball fitted to your hand and throw.
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lihlih
11/08/19 2:42:46 PM
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You guys know any aggressive, but not too aggressive balls? I used to have a Black Widow Bite, but goddamn, that ball was so hard to control because it was too goddamn aggressive.
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Blaqthourne
11/08/19 2:51:05 PM
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I just went to the pro shop, picked out a middle-of-the road for aggressiveness ball and then they spent about 30 minutes with me to drill out the finger holes. I still use my 20-yr-old $30 K-Mart straight ball for spares. I do need to get an aggressive one if I ever decide to play a sport league again.
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Zangulus
11/08/19 2:55:20 PM
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lihlih posted...
You guys know any aggressive, but not too aggressive balls? I used to have a Black Widow Bite, but goddamn, that ball was so hard to control because it was too goddamn aggressive.


Almost any ball can be drilled to react less for you. But you have to have a guy who really knows what hes doing.
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wwinterj25
11/08/19 3:24:37 PM
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TheWorstPoster posted...
Look at videos of the balls and what they do


Snickers
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Lil_Bit83
11/08/19 3:43:12 PM
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DocDelicious posted...
Those names are hard as fuck, like prison nicknames. Who'd have thought a bowling ball would be called "The Mass Eruption".


Sounds like what happens after you eat at Chipotle's.
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 3:44:09 PM
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I don't need the fanciest ball. Just looking for something more consistent than lane balls.

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JazzMasterZero
11/08/19 3:50:14 PM
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SunWuKung420 posted...
I don't need the fanciest ball. Just looking for something more consistent than lane balls.

Buddha would use lane balls. Just sayin.
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 3:53:09 PM
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I'm actually ordering a ball tonight. We'll see what happens.

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dedbus
11/08/19 5:21:15 PM
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Did bowling somehow morph into beyblade?
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Metalsonic66
11/08/19 5:36:10 PM
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dedbus posted...
Did bowling somehow morph into beyblade?
Haha

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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 5:40:15 PM
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dedbus posted...
Did bowling somehow morph into beyblade?


Bowling is a serious sport.

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Zangulus
11/08/19 5:47:03 PM
#24:


SunWuKung420 posted...
I don't need the fanciest ball. Just looking for something more consistent than lane balls.


Getting fit for your own ball will make that true no matter what.
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 6:05:43 PM
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Zangulus posted...
Getting fit for your own ball will make that true no matter what.


Yea. I'm looking for to it.

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TheWorstPoster
11/08/19 6:08:41 PM
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What is your average so far?

I once held a 210 average, but it dropped to about a 175 after my bowling alley got new lanes put in (and frankly, so did most people on my league too).

I want my old average back.
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 6:13:21 PM
#27:


TheWorstPoster posted...
What is your average so far?

I once held a 210 average, but it dropped to about a 175 after my bowling alley got new lanes put in (and frankly, so did most people on my league too).

I want my old average back.


A laughable 125 but I'm probably a 175avg bowler with a decent ball.

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Roxborough4Ever
11/08/19 6:14:07 PM
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damn im thinking of dropping go karting and getting into bowling......what are the costs like?
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 6:19:46 PM
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Roxborough4Ever posted...
damn im thinking of dropping go karting and getting into bowling......what are the costs like?


Weekly league cost is $22. Shoes were $60. Bowling ball will be $150-200. Good times are priceless.

Are you in Philly?

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MrMelodramatic
11/08/19 6:33:56 PM
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idk if hes already posted or been tagged but @TheWorstPoster might know something about this topic
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MrMelodramatic
11/08/19 6:34:39 PM
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TheWorstPoster posted...
SunWuKung420 posted...
Fingertip curve.

This is purely for recreation and I doubt I'll ever have more than 1 ball. My friend has bowled his whole life and he is helping me.

Currently looking at the Colombia chaos ball.


Look at videos of the balls and what they do:

It also depends on which type of hook you have, with stroker, tweener, power stroker, and cranker. I am a tweener (with low revolutions and high angle). Fingertip for me, and all weigh 15 pounds (which is the de-facto default). No need to have measurements on my fingers anymore since it's all saved in the system, meaning that I can buy a ball with the exact same span for the holes and exactly where I need it to keep a tweener hook.
There are the four balls that I own (minus the plastic ball used for spares on the right side of the lane).

Brunswick Vintange Danger Zone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANxXBg7fgXM

DV8 Grudge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEs31hF0eWA

Columbia 300 Mass Eruption:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBsPcJ040ps

Columbia 300 Wicked Encounter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqz797n-ny0

Nice
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 8:47:07 PM
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I bought a $100 neon green/black twist ball. I'll get it on Tuesday.

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TheWorstPoster
11/08/19 8:59:45 PM
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SunWuKung420 posted...
I bought a $100 neon green/black twist ball. I'll get it on Tuesday.


$100?

Is it a plastic ball?
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SunWuKung420
11/08/19 9:43:21 PM
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TheWorstPoster posted...
$100?

Is it a plastic ball?


No.

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RedPixel
11/09/19 12:49:01 AM
#35:


SunWuKung420 posted...
casio_guy posted...
just use the ones that the bowling alley loans you


No.

Not being humble every once in a while can really misalign your chakras, ok?
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