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What To Do With Old Bowling Balls ?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by LewB, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. LewB

    LewB Well-Known Member

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    Closet cleaning yielded 4 of my old bowling balls. I'm looking for ideas on what to do with them other than giving them to the local bowling alley or trashing them.
     
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    My uncle painted one and put it in his garden as an ornament.
     
  4. Dennis Nicholls

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    You could always Freecycle them to other bowlers.

    Maybe you can stack them in your lawn in the shape of a pyramid and try to get it into the new 7 wonders of the world...

    Jay
     
  6. Dennis Nicholls

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    Just don't try to stack them like Ice 9. [​IMG]
     
  7. Greg_S_H

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    Maybe sell them on eBay. If that's too much of a hassle, and you don't think you can make any money on them, the bowling alley idea isn't bad. At least you'll know they'll be getting some use.
     
  8. LewB

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    I doubt they'll get much use at the bowling alley. I use a 16 pound ball and have rather small fingers (I know I'll regret that statement).
    Perhaps Letterman would like to drop them from a tower [​IMG]
     
  9. Joseph DeMartino

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    You could always donate them to a local school, rehabilitation program or rec group. They could get them redrilled if necessary, and I'm sure they'd appreciate it.

    Regards,

    Joe
     
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    I'm curious why someone would own more than one bowling ball. I've had one for years and the only reason I can see why I'd ever get another would be if something happened to the first one. I doubt my hand size is going to change.

    Can someone fill me in?
     
  11. LewB

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    Bowling ball technology changes. The ball manufacturers are always coming up with new ball types (urethane, resin, blah blah blah) to make us buy a new ball when the old one might be just fine (kind of like golf clubs, I guess).
    The problem with these new balls is that over time, the dressing from the lane is absorbed by the ball. So the ball that used to hook a certain way starts to hook or react differently.
    Believe it or not, your hand and fingers do change over time, but my usual reason for buying a new bowling ball is the desire to improve my average via technology [​IMG]
     
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    Pigs love bowling balls. They will push them around the pen all day, no joke.
     
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    That's what my wife did with her old bowling ball a few years ago.
     
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    The most popular thing is to give them to the bowling alley.
     
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    You could make it an ornament and hang it from your Christmas tree.
     
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    Goodwill 'em.... or donate them to an art school for use in sculptures or something. The only reason that comes to mind is because there's a well-known frozen custard stand here in town that has a bowling ball sculpture on the wall.
     
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    Only in Miwawkey, Dave
     
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    1 word: trebuchet
     
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    We give tons of stuff to ARC or Habitat for Humanity. They will take almost anything you don't need anymore or don't want - as long as it is in decent working shape. One person's trash is truly someone else's treasure.
     
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    Just carry it around with you and once in a while, say

    "Anyone know the difference between this bowling ball and Rosie O'Donnell? No? Well, the diference is ...... if you really had to, you could eat the bowling ball."
     

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