When should you resurface your bowling ball?
Resurfacing restores the sharp edges on the pores of the ball and deep cleans the pores which enables the ball to grip the lane with more friction resulting in more hook-ability. We recommend that you have your reactive ball professionally resurfaced at least once per season or every 60 games.
How do you resurface a Pearl bowling ball?
The easiest and fastest way to refinish the ball is to use a 360 grit abralon pad on the ball . If the ball is being finished by machine, 60 seconds is usually sufficient whereas other methods may take longer. The whole idea is to thoroughly, cut, scar and groove the surface of the ball with the 360 grit pad.
Why does my bowling ball not hook anymore?
A lot of bowlers complain that their bowling ball doesn’t hook anymore , or that they’re unable to get the same reaction from the ball after 20 – 50 games. Usually this happens as a result of poor ball maintenance. This is called the “oil track” and this is what needs to be cleaned before it gets absorbed into the ball .
Can a bowling ball lose its hook?
Bowling balls lose their hook as a result of the oil and dirt collected from the lanes, poor maintenance, and age. The oil is absorbed into the pores of the coverstock and cause your ball’s performance to decline over time if not properly cleaned and stored at proper temperatures.
Can you use Windex on a bowling ball?
It is safe to use Windex and a microfiber towel to clean your bowling ball . Just keep in mind that Windex is only suitable for a light surface clean. To get rid of oil, you will need to bring your bowling ball to a pro shop or place it in a bucket of hot water for 20 minutes.
What can you do with old bowling balls?
Call your local bowling alley or pro shop and ask them how you can donate the ball . Many, if not most, bowling centers and pro shop operators will happily take a bowling ball off your hands, and get it into the hands of someone who is in need.
How long does a reactive bowling ball last?
As long as it isn’t cracked, a bowling ball can last for well past 300 games. Reaction may dwindle a bit over time, but it can still work. A buddy of mine had close to 2000 games on his Roto Grip Cell.
Should I sand my bowling ball?
In other words, if the manufacturer’s website says “Factory Finish: 500, 1000” you should grab a 1000 grit TruCut and sand the ball with that before you ever throw it down the lane. That way you can ensure that the finish is repeatable by you or your Pro Shop.
Can you sand a Pearl bowling ball?
I have a sanded (800 grit) TPC Player, and it works pretty well: grabs very good in the oil, smooth arcing motion (see my review). And when the lane breaks down and dries up I think the pearl Trimax coverstock gets it better through the heads than a similar solid ball . Does not look THAT flashy, but it works fine.
Can you polish a solid bowling ball?
The rougher grits are for oily conditions such as 500 or 800 grit. The 1000 or 2000 grit is for medium oil conditions. The 4000 grit sanding pad will give a sheen to the surface of the ball without using polish . You should not polish your polished bowling ball after using it for many games.
Does a heavier bowling ball hook more?
It will carry harder. Bowling balls are now designed/engineered based on 15 lbs. They do this so not as much hitting power is lost if you drop down to a 14 or go up to a 16. If you use a heavier ball your ball speed will decrease giving it more time to hook .
Can a bowling ball die?
The only time a bowling ball is dead is when it is cracked open (near the bridge or the entire ball is splitting).
What is a urethane bowling ball good for?
Urethane ball provides more friction between the lane and the ball as compared to the plastic or reactive resin balls . They, in turn, provide more hook than the plastic balls .