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What To Do With Old Bowling Balls ?


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#1 of 39 OFFLINE   LewB

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Posted July 16 2007 - 01:30 AM

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.

#2 of 39 OFFLINE   PhillJones

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Posted July 16 2007 - 02:49 AM

Give it to these guys?
http://www.youtube.com/user/Blendtec

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#3 of 39 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted July 16 2007 - 03:34 AM

My uncle painted one and put it in his garden as an ornament.

#4 of 39 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted July 16 2007 - 03:41 AM

Do you have any friends who are pilots? You could take up the sport of car bowling.


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#5 of 39 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted July 16 2007 - 05:34 AM

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
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#6 of 39 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted July 16 2007 - 05:43 AM

Just don't try to stack them like Ice 9. Posted Image
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#7 of 39 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted July 16 2007 - 05:48 AM

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 of 39 OFFLINE   LewB

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Posted July 16 2007 - 05:55 AM

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).
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#9 of 39 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted July 16 2007 - 06:56 AM

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

#10 of 39 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted July 16 2007 - 01:04 PM

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 of 39 OFFLINE   LewB

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Posted July 16 2007 - 01:13 PM

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 Posted Image

#12 of 39 OFFLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted July 17 2007 - 05:25 AM

Pigs love bowling balls. They will push them around the pen all day, no joke.

#13 of 39 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted July 17 2007 - 06:24 AM

That's what my wife did with her old bowling ball a few years ago.
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#14 of 39 OFFLINE   mazersteven

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Posted July 17 2007 - 06:37 AM

The most popular thing is to give them to the bowling alley.

#15 of 39 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted July 17 2007 - 07:43 AM

You could make it an ornament and hang it from your Christmas tree.

#16 of 39 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted July 17 2007 - 08:51 AM

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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Posted July 17 2007 - 08:55 AM

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#18 of 39 OFFLINE   Greg_R

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Posted July 17 2007 - 10:49 AM

1 word: trebuchet

#19 of 39 OFFLINE   Joe S.

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Posted July 17 2007 - 10:55 AM

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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Posted July 17 2007 - 11:19 AM

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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