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Old 10-31-2017, 05:48 PM
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Weight range for ball weights

Where is the weight of a ball determined? Is a 15 lb only considered 15lbs if it's 15lbs minimum or would say, 14lbs 13/14/15 oz be considered a 15 lb ball?

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Where is the weight of a ball determined? Is a 15 lb only considered 15lbs if it's 15lbs minimum or would say, 14lbs 13/14/15 oz be considered a 15 lb ball?
I've always been told those are heavy 14s. Sometimes they are consider 2nds because of it.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:42 PM
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Re: Weight range for ball weights

Pro Shops consider anything 13 oz and above the next weight up.
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Re: Weight range for ball weights

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Pro Shops consider anything 13 oz and above the next weight up.
That's how I always heard it. But a pro shop guy disputed it, so I just wanted to be clear.

Thanks for the responses.

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Re: Weight range for ball weights

Ebay has a Visionary bowling ball for sale that weighs 16.15 pounds. Is this ball illegal because a ball cannot exceed 16lbs? Is it considered a 17lb ball?
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Re: Weight range for ball weights

Depends:

If it's NIB and never been drilled, it could be legal by the time material is removed due to the drilling process. That is ususally about .2 to .3 lbs.

If it's already drilled, it's illegal.

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Re: Weight range for ball weights

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Ebay has a Visionary bowling ball for sale that weighs 16.15 pounds. Is this ball illegal because a ball cannot exceed 16lbs? Is it considered a 17lb ball?
16.15lbs or 16lbs 15oz?

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16.15lbs or 16lbs 15oz?
This is the description :

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Re: Weight range for ball weights

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16# Visionary Sorcerer
New In Box
Undrilled
Total Wt. 16.15 Top Wt. 2.88 Pin 1-2
.15 is 2.4 ounces so Total Wt.= 16lbs. 2.4oz.

Once the holes are drilled it should be under 16lbs and thus legal.
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