Bowling

USBC Spectre Ban Information

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ARLINGTON, Texas - The United States Bowling Congress has revoked approval of the Storm Spectre bowling ball and removed it from the list of balls approved for USBC competition effective March 14, 2022. The revocation comes after USBC determined through its spot-checking procedures that a significant percentage of the balls produced do not comply with specifications and requirements outlined in the USBC Equipment Specifications and Certifications Manual.USBC testing showed a significant percentage of the Storm Spectre do not meet the minimum 73D hardness specification during spot checks of bowling balls in the field. The ball originally was approved based on samples...

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PBA Urethane Bowling Ball Ban and USBC 2016 and 2017 Purple Hammer Ban Information

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

  USBC UPDATES NATIONAL TOURNAMENT RULES IN RELATION TO PURPLE HAMMER ARLINGTON, Texas - The United States Bowling Congress is aware of a claim that a portion of the Purple Hammer bowling balls manufactured at the Ebonite International plant in 2016 and 2017 may have been produced below USBC's minimum 72D hardness specification. The Hammer brand was purchased by Brunswick Bowling Products in 2019, and the Ebonite plant subsequently closed.USBC conducted an investigation, interviewing more than a dozen individuals, including former Ebonite employees, in an attempt to validate the claim. Brunswick fully cooperated with the investigation.USBC has confirmed a production...

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TruCut Hand Applied Polish

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TruCut Resurfacing Pads

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Bowling Ball Factory Finish to TruCut Finishing Guide

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Creating the Difference has continued to develop and update its Manufacturer to TruCut Finishing Guide. As new products come out, such as 4000 grit TruCut or the Premium Polishing Pad, we will use this blog and the attachments to keep you updated on how to get return a bowling ball back to the manufacturer's recommended finish. As TruCut adds new products, manufacturers also continue to update how they finish a bowling ball. We will add new variations as they become available to test. It is important to note that you can't repeat a factory finish. As a result, we recommend that...

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