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    Default How do you get rid of bowling balls you don't use anymore?

    Do you put them into recycling? I was just wondering how folks in this Forum get rid of bowling balls that are not needed anymore.
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    Leave them at the center.

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    The one I had that was cracked went into a dumpster. The rest get left on the rack at the center
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    They get retired to my bowling ball rack...where they usually sit for awhile until they ultimately crack.

    I try to keep them around in case I need them for a tournament of sport patterns or something like that.

    When I moved from California to Iowa, I left several at my home center pro shop and they sold them as used balls. I didn't get a cut or anything...but I wasn't gonna move them across the country and it kept me from having to just throw them in the dumpster.

    Some pro shops will take them and sell them as used. They make $10-$15 and $50-$100 on filling/drilling. The center will usually take them. Some centers and pro shops might also donate them to youth teams...especially if they are newer models and NOT 16lbs (one of my problems).
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    I know a bunch of coaches so I usually donate them to their teams.

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    I have given away several of them, traded a couple of them, and kept others. I use my equipment for a long time so it's not like I have a steady supply of used bowling balls that I no longer want.
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    I give a good bit to the youth that typically canít afford the higher end stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxBowlingGuy View Post
    I give a good bit to the youth that typically canít afford the higher end stuff
    I do the same, both in the past and recently. I give to the coach actually, and let him determine who can best use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxBowlingGuy View Post
    I give a good bit to the youth that typically canít afford the higher end stuff
    Quote Originally Posted by six6guy View Post
    I do the same, both in the past and recently. I give to the coach actually, and let him determine who can best use it.

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    You guys are lucky....it seems our youth teams, high school teams are "too good" to be accepting used balls. Drives me crazy. I would love to find someone to donate to. I can't just leave mine on the rack as I use the IT thumb.
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    I might have to start leaving some on the rack. I can't find any youth team to whom I can donate mine, either.

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