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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:58 am

wrveres wrote:I had no Idea that anything was in them... Is there a ball inside the disk that spins or something? what makes one ball spin more vs. another?

and I guess those black balls at the Lanes don't have these disks right?


The inside of a bowling ball is solid. Manufacturers are not allowed to make a ball that is hollow inside, which means no moving parts.

What makes the ball hook, is due to the shape of the weight block, and the revolutions that a bowler puts on the ball. It's like throwing a weeble wobble, except that you can't see the odd spinning inside of the ball due to it being a perfect circle. Once the ball passes through the oil and into the dry portion of the lanes, the revolutions that a bowler puts on the ball takes over.

Take a look at the link I gave you. Look at the graph. See that the X-Factor (in purple) has a lot more hook than the Hot Wire (in grey). That's due to different weight blocks and that the covers of the balls are made of different materials.

Now lots of hook, doesn't mean high scores. It's all a matter of lining up correctly and making good shots. I've won tournaments hooking the ball across the entire lane, and I've won them playing very straight, much like the Hot Wire's graph.

The biggest factor in bowling is also the amount of oil. How heavy? How long of a pattern? What type of pattern? etc.

Did I mention that I'm a certified instructor? :-D

No, the black balls at the bowling center do not have a disk. :-D Just a circular block in the center of it to give it the right weight.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:05 am

Now see .. You do learn something every day ...

I thought there was oil all the way down the lane ... Patterns? in the oil? wow..... me..
I line up on the center arrow and aim for the first arrow on the right .. No spin .. oh and no tounament wins either. I did play in a league once when I was younger. and I have a bowling ball in my room but its my girlfriends.

so inside of the ball there is a wieght. but not a pefectly round weight. more like a sphere ? interesting. wonder if we could but that technology into a baseball
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:09 am

It's a pretty technical game, isn't it? :-D I'll cool it, because I can talk bowling all night. That's why I wasn't here during the day Saturday or Sunday. Gotta make a living. ;-)
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Postby DK » Mon Oct 13, 2003 11:12 am

i could make so many ball jokes right now...
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 13, 2003 4:47 pm

DK wrote:i could make so many ball jokes right now...


I had a feeling that you were going to say that. :*)
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Postby DK » Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:10 pm

Madison wrote:
DK wrote:i could make so many ball jokes right now...


I had a feeling that you were going to say that. :*)


Well what else would the wise-cracking DK say? :-D
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:55 pm

DK wrote:
Madison wrote:
DK wrote:i could make so many ball jokes right now...


I had a feeling that you were going to say that. :*)


Well what else would the wise-cracking DK say? :-D


I'm just glad that we use baseballs and not bats. 8-o Lol. :-D
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Postby DK » Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:56 pm

Madison wrote:
DK wrote:
Madison wrote:
DK wrote:i could make so many ball jokes right now...


I had a feeling that you were going to say that. :*)


Well what else would the wise-cracking DK say? :-D


I'm just glad that we use baseballs and not bats. 8-o Lol. :-D


Lol... :-D


ball jokes are funnier though. ;-D
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