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    My mother is bowling again after many,many years away from it. She wants to get a new ball. She throws a very simple hook. She just wants to bowl for fun, no league. The local houses are usually pretty dried up. I was considering a urethane for her. Would that be a good choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by santos314 View Post
    My mother is bowling again after many,many years away from it. She wants to get a new ball. She throws a very simple hook. She just wants to bowl for fun, no league. The local houses are usually pretty dried up. I was considering a urethane for her. Would that be a good choice?
    While there are differing opinions, Given if she is just bowling for fun. A Urethane could be a bit cheaper and more durable than a resin.

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    That's what I was thinking. I told her I would get her one for mother's day. She's almost 70 and wants to just get out and have some fun, I don't think she needs a monster ball, lol.

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    I really don't like urethane for dry lanes for bowlers who don't have a lot of ball speed. They don't hook a lot, but they read the lanes pretty early. For open bowling where lanes have not been oiled recently, I think she's better off with plastic rather than urethane. I bowled two games this morning, only my second and third games since coming back after two months when I couldn't bowl, and shot 180-257 with plastic. On dry lanes without a lot of ball speed, you only have to be accurate to throw plastic and score.

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    i was thinking plastic but i'm not the expert here when it comes to ball selection.

    another option might be the brunswick black rhino pearl. i got one for spares and it doesn't have much hook at all. our lanes are pretty wet though but it mostly rolls pretty straight for me
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    I would go plastic. Those that think urethane is just for dry lanes are severely mistaken.
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    I'd let her pick whatever she thinks is pretty from low end reactive to plastic it won't matter much
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    I guess it really comes down to what type of bowler is she? If she throws a straight ball no hook, then I wouldn't bother with a reactive ball. I would get something like a Storm Mix, it's a urethane spare ball. More durable than plastic but something that she can throw straight.

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    How about the Storm Mix? Is that a true urethane ball? Just curious because they seem fairly cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santos314 View Post
    How about the Storm Mix? Is that a true urethane ball? Just curious because they seem fairly cheap.
    They call it a pearl urethane so it's a true urethane as far as I know. It's highly polished and reacts almost like plastic but won't be as brittle as plastic. I use one as my spare ball and I love it.

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